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Cool light leads to greener chips
Written by Danrok   
Saturday, 01 July 2006 06:09

From the BBC:

A technique that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly microchips has been developed by UK researchers.

The team from University College London used low-temperature, ultraviolet lamps to make silicon dioxide, a vital component of almost all modern chips.

Chip manufacturers currently use energy-intensive furnaces, heated to more than 1,000C, to make the material.

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