World's First Single-Electron Transistor Works Like a Teeny, Tiny…

It's amazing what an electron can do. Researchers, lead by a team from the University of Pittsburgh, have built the world's first operational single-electron transistor, the SketchSET, which could become an essential component of all sorts of futuristic technologies; from super-dense, high-capacity solid-state drives… » 4/18/11 11:20pm 4/18/11 11:20pm

Gizmodo's Video Salute to Moore's Law

Click to viewThis week, the transistor turns 60, and to celebrate, we decided to take an animated look at Moore's law from the early 1970s to today. Here's you'll see most of Intel's major chip lines, the year they were first introduced and the number of transistors they could support. Watch the numbers go up and up… » 12/10/07 2:28pm 12/10/07 2:28pm