HP has announced that it is starting to make money on its 10-year investment in nanoscale electronics.
HP says that it has licensed nanoimprint lithography (NIL) technology that could enable the fabrication of semiconductor chips significantly more powerful than those available today.
The method involves stamping out patterns of wires less than 50 atoms wide on a substrate. It means that copies can be stamped out quickly and inexpensively.
The first buyer is Nanolithosolutions, which has developed a module based on HP’s technology. The module is used to create the patterns for wires and transistors on a substrate.