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This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

Electronics keep getting smaller, and it’s all thanks to electric switches called transistors. When these little fellas replaced vacuum tubes, computers went from the size of entire rooms to merely the corner of a room. In the 60-odd years since, transistors have kept shrinking, scaling down and powering up our …

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Intel: The Godfather of Modern Computers

At the heart of your phone, tablet and computer lies the microprocessor, a tiny chip home to billions of transistors capable of processing an immense amount of information. Without the microprocessor, modern technology could not exist, which is why this week we’ll be looking at the company that started it …

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