Self assembling chips under development

MIT researching techniques that could reduce manufacturing costs
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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are researching a computer chips that are capable of self assembly.

According to PC World, the scientists are currently developing a manufacturing template that causes the polymers to automatically fall in place to create an integrated circuit. The goal is to allow manufacturers to reduce the costs involved in etching complex designs on smaller chips.

MIT has stated that the technique could be used soon and that some companies are already expressing an interest in the technique.

“We want to do something that people would want to be able to use,” said Professor of materials science and engineering at MIT, Caroline Ross.