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NanoCollege taking the “notch” out of chip wafers

18 June, 2014

Researchers at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering are taking the “notch” out of the silicon wafers used to make microchips. The Global 450 Consortium, the group that includes the NanoCollege as well as five of the world’s leading computer chip companies, is building a pilot microchip manufacturing line that uses 450mm wafers (about 18 inches across) instead of today’s smaller 300mm wafers (about 12 inches across).