2-D Nanotech Material for Computer Chips

Two-dimensional material-based transistors are being extensively investigated for CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology extension; nevertheless, downscaling appears to be challenging owing to high metal-semiconductor contact resistance. Two-dimensional (2D) nano-materials could be a replacement for conventional CMOS semiconductors for high-speed integrated circuits and very low power usage. CMOS is reaching the physical limits of about …

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Vertical Semiconductor Energy Breakthrough Like Over Week Per Cellphone Charge

IBM and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design utilizing a new vertical transistor architecture that demonstrates a path to scaling beyond nanosheet, and has the potential to reduce energy usage by 85 percent compared to a scaled fin field-effect transistor (finFET). This collaborative approach to innovation makes the Albany Nanotech Complex a …

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4 Inch Wafer of Trillions of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes can be five times as energy efficient and five times faster than silicon. engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can align the nanotubes for computer chips by turning them into 2D liquid crystals. They can coat an entire 4-inch wafer with a uniform array of highly aligned carbon nanotubes in 40 seconds. A …

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Penn Engineers Pave Way for Chip Components that Could Serve as Both RAM and ROM

New materials may also enable entirely new paradigms for individual chip components and their overall design. One long-promised advance is the ferroelectric field-effect transistor, or FE-FET. Such devices could switch states rapidly enough to perform computation, but also be able to hold those states without being powered, enabling them to function as long-term memory storage. …

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What Does the Future of Content Management Look Like?

Content management is becoming increasingly important as organizations invest more heavily in both internal and external content. Broadly defined, content management refers to all the processes, systems, and workflows associated with creating, organizing, distributing, and securing content within an organization. Organizations are beginning to realize that content management cannot exist as a mere afterthought; it …

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Desktop GPUs Simulate 24 Billion Synapse Mammal Brain Cortex

Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size. This work will make large brain simulations accessible to researchers with tiny budgets. The research …

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Next Tesla Full Self Driving Chip Will Use 5 Nanometer Lithography

Tesla will work with Samsung to develop a 5nm-class semiconductor for the HW4 version of the Tesla Full Self Driving Chip. Samsung is supplying 14nm chips to Tesla for the HW3 version of FSD. The in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) uses a variety of chips such as processors, neural network processors (NPUs), security integrated circuits, memory, …

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Strained Diamond Electronics

Researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have demonstrated large, uniform tensile elastic straining of microfabricated diamond arrays through the nanomechanical approach. This has the potential of strained diamonds as prime candidates for advanced functional devices in microelectronics, photonics, and quantum information technologies. Above – CAPTION Stretching of microfabricated diamonds pave ways for applications …

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