Narrator: This is Science Today. A new type
of transistor has been developed that's so tiny;
it's set a world record. Chenming Hu, a professor
of engineering at the University of California,
Berkeley, says he and his colleagues created a transistor
several thousand times smaller than a human hair
and it can hold 400 times more devices than currently
Hu: What this means to the industry is that
we have shown a way to continue the semiconductor
revolution for at least another twenty-five years.
Recently, there is the concern and perhaps even
a fear that we have come very close to the end of
the road for the semiconductor technology. But this
research has shown that we are still far away from
Narrator: Hu says it'll be at least ten years
before this new transistor benefits the consumer.
Hu: What we have demonstrated is the principal.
The physics that says such small transistors can
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa