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Old 5th July, 2006, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by madcatmk3
wait I though you can't swich silicone chips at more then 60 Ghz? Also why aren't these sold on the market at a premium price?
The article says that the chips use both Silicon and Germanium. Germanium is capable of switching quite a bit faster than Silicon, but is harder to work with, IIRC, hence the reason that we don't just use germanium.

In addition, the article noted that this was an experiment. These are not production devices.
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