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Energy efficient powerful quantum computers on the horizon [Registered]

By 2017, quantum physics will help reduce the energy consumption of our computers and cellular phones by up to a factor of 100. For research and industry, the power consumption of transistors is a key issue. The next revolution will likely come from tunnel-FET, a technology that takes advantage of a phenomenon referred to as “quantum tunneling.” At the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), but also in the laboratories of IBM Zurich and the CEA-Leti in France, research is well underway. Today’s computers have no less than a billion transistors in the CPU alone. These small switches that turn…

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