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Microchip 'reaching its limits'

It has been 50 years since the first commercial microchip, but many believe that the "formidable" chip is running out of steam.

One the of the great chip designers in Britain, Professor Steve Furber, who worked on the early processors for the Acorn, and Ian Pearson a futurologist, debate whether the microchip has run its course.

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