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- Why is it that the smaller the gate length, the higher the max operating frequency becomes? In particular, I think I saw somewhere that a 6 um gate length, seems to limit ICs to 100kHz, where as 1 um is around 1MHz (all rough ball bark numbers, and can be persuaded otherwise). Was wondering if there are fundamental physical limits here that correlates the switching speed to gate length?

Why is it that the smaller the gate length, the higher the max operating frequency becomes? In particular, I think I saw somewhere that a 6 um gate length, seems to limit ICs to 100kHz, where as 1 um is around 1MHz (all rough ball bark numbers, and can be persuaded otherwise). Was wondering if there are fundamental physical limits here that correlates the switching speed to gate length?