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IBM scientists find a new way to shrink transistors

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PACKING MORE ON A CHIP: The advance is based on a new method to connect ultrathin metal wires to carbon nanotubes.

New York

IN the semiconductor business, it is called the "red brick wall" - the limit of the industry's ability to shrink transistors beyond a certain size.

On Thursday, however, IBM scientists reported that they now believe they see a path around the wall. Writing in the journal