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What are the constraints of shrinking silicon?
What was stopping foundries from pumping out 14nm chips in 2010? Was it the lithography? Is there some sort of dependence on earlier slightly larger silicon in order to create newer slightly smaller nodes?
Why does silicon only get ~30% smaller every year? What's preventing them from just saying "Oh shit, transistors are gonna be 200% smaller in a few years. Let's just do what we'd have then, except now!"?