Reply to post: Re: Re. EUV

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Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Re. EUV

"7nm is still pretty impressive."

And also _very_ fuzzy, unlike the diagrams and pretty pictures used to illustrate it. The impressive part is that it actually works at all using the litho tech currently deployed (hence the low yields)

It's difficult to go much smaller even with EUV or xray litho as at this scale, features are only a few atoms across - but having sharper edges on them means that "a few" might be consistent numbers instead of "somewhere between 0 and 20" and should result in higher yields. Consistency might be the hobgoblin of small minds but it's kinda useful when you're stamping out parts.

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