Engineers at Michigan university have created what’s termed for now to the smallest computer in the world.
The computer which measures 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm takes a record against that of IBM which measured 1mm x 1mm.
“We are about 10x smaller so we can fit in smaller spaces,” David Blaauw, a professor co-leading the project, said in an email statement.
“Also, the IBM computer can’t sense its environment — it can send a code identifying itself but it does not sense its physical environment.”
IBM however did not respond to the requested comment.
However, the smaller-than-a-grain computer has limited features and its functionality would depend on what a specific study or activity needs, according to the university.
In addition, it doesn’t store data when it loses power, a trait it shares with the IBM computer.