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One Atom Thin Silicon Transistors Are Here

Feb 7, 2015 |

Move over graphene, there’s a new 2D wonder material being hailed as a potential Moore’s law extender, called silicine. This one‐atom‐thick two‐dimensional crystal of silicon could be the ultimate miniaturization enabler, setting the stage for future generations of faster, more energy-efficient microchips. A cousin to graphene, silicine consists of a single layer of atoms arranged Read more…

HPC Speeds Desalinzation Efforts

May 6, 2014 |

With the long dry spells leading into seasons of drought, one’s thoughts turn to the long-held promise that is desalinization. Abutting California, which is facing one of the most severe droughts on record, is the vast Pacific Ocean – if only the salt could be separated from the valuable H2O in an economically feasible way. Read more…

Graphene Faces Real-World Limitations

May 5, 2014 |

Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has been hailed as a potential silicon replacement capable of extending the exponential computing advances that modern society has come to depend on. Despite the material’s profile of being strong, flexible, light-weight and a good conductor, there are still a number of challenges that must addressed before Read more…

New Hope for Graphene-based Logic Circuits

Sep 6, 2013 |

As an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, graphene is a promising electronics substrate, but it can’t be switched on and off like silicon can. With no solution in sight, a team of UC Riverside researchers has taken a completely new approach.

Moore’s Law Meets Exascale Computing

Jun 29, 2011 |

Moore’s Law is projected to come to an end sometime around the middle of the next decade — a timeframe that coincides with the epoch of exascale computing. A white paper by Marc Snir, Bill Gropp and Peter Kogge discusses what we should be doing now to prepare high performance computing for the post-Moore’s Law era.

Researchers Scale Silicon Wall

May 27, 2011 |

As the limitations of silicon at the nanoscale become apparent, new materials are emerging to address the performance gap.

A Slick New Semiconductor

Feb 1, 2011 |

Swiss researchers say molybdenite is better than silicon or graphene.

Graphene Transistors That Work at Blistering Speeds

Feb 5, 2010 |

IBM has created graphene transistors that leave silicon ones in the dust.

What Happens When Silicon Can Shrink No More?

Dec 9, 2008 |

The shrinking of silicon-based computing is becoming increasingly difficult. But other technologies are already in the works.

Texan Prof Sees Big Future for Graphene Storage

Nov 25, 2008 |

A Rice University professor believes that his proposed graphene arrays could be many times denser and faster than existing storage tech, and they’d be more reliable too.