IBM, in collaboration with Samsung and others has successfully cut the size of transistors in half. The most popular transistor in use today is about 14 nanometers (1 nanometer = 1 billionth of a meter), IBM’s chip contains transistors that are 7 nanometers across. These transistors are slightly larger than a strand of DNA! This equates to smaller and more efficient devices. Although the technology is still a couple years away from being realized, due to the difficulty in producing them, this working prototype means that we will surely see a huge leap in device advancement. Although phones may be getting larger (to accommodate larger screens), the chips that drive them can now become even smaller.