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Research Holds Promise for Atomic-Scale Circuitry

Apr 23, 2014 |

As integrated circuits get smaller, past the current 20nm-22nm process technology, they increasingly come up against quantum mechanics quirks such as electron tunneling and current leakage. Chip designers and academic researchers mainly pursue the next nanometer threshold, in adherence to the ITRS (the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors), using all kinds of clever workarounds to Read more…

‘Edison’ Helps Reinvent the Light Bulb

Apr 9, 2014 |

Today’s consumers have an array of lighting options to select from, giving them the light they want while saving energy and money. In addition to the standard incandescent bulb that’s been around since Thomas Edison invented it about 130 years ago, there are energy-efficient halogen incandescents, compact florescent lamps (CFLs) and a new breed of Read more…

Interview: Stanford’s Top Engineer from Chips to ABCs

Jun 17, 2010 |

Dean Plummer talks about the future of CMOS, alternative energy, and the profession of engineering.

Tiny Dot Speeds Hi-Tech Future

May 24, 2010 |

Aussies build silicon-based quantum computing device.

Nanotech Visits: RPI’s Supercomputer

Sep 28, 2009 |

Institute’s supercomputer drives graphene research.

Save Our Semiconductors

Jan 22, 2009 |

A Purdue researcher is developing new nano-simulation tools on TACC’s “Ranger” supercomputer to design smaller transistors