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IBM Announces Chip 'Milestone' With Super-Small Microprocessor

A group of researchers led by IBM has produced the first-ever 7-nanometer computer chips, the tech giant announced Thursday, calling them the “next generation” of microprocessors.

Describing the breakthrough a “milestone,” IBM said the 7-nanometer test chips could become about 50 percent more powerful than today’s microprocessors. That’s important because some experts believed Moore’s Law — the pattern of silicon chips doubling in power ever two years — was finally slowing down in recent years.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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