According to local newspaper The Democrat & Chronicle, RIT is showing off its discovery to chip giants Intel, IBM, Motorola and other semiconductor firms.
The method would mean placing a silicon wafer in water and using its refractive properties to design much smaller lines than are currently possible.
The RIT team have prototypes allowing them to make semi circuits a tenth of the size that current technology allows.
There's more on this breakthrough, here. µ
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