And I thought these guys were good only for making video game microprocessors. This week, IBM researchers described a new method of microprocessor creation that will result in chips less than one-third the size of today's microprocessors. The new microprocessors will be denser, storing far more data in the same amount of space as today's chips. You'll see hardware become smaller, better performing, and cooler running. However, remember we're talking about IBM, where there's a big gap between research and real-world applicability. It will be interesting to see which companies actually best take advantage of this technique.