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Flying lens boosts chip density by a factor of 100

Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new approach that involves ‘flying’ an array of plasmonic lenses just 20 nanometers above a rotating surface. With this approach, it is possible to increase throughput by several orders of magnitude. This process could make current microprocessors more than 10 times smaller, but far more powerful’ and that ‘it could lead to ultra-high density disks that can hold 10 to 100 times more data than today’s disks.’.

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