A team of US scientists may have just breathed new life into a faltering Moore’s law and advanced the limits of microelectronic miniaturization with the fabrication of a transistor with a 1nm gate. The breakthrough portends a path beyond silicon-based transistors, which have been widely predicted to hit a wall at 5-nanometers.
In a recent 10-K filing (an annual report to the US Securities and Exchange commission), Intel announced that it is retiring its 24-month tick-tock development model and replacing it with a 30-month ‘process, architecture, optimization’ model.
Perhaps Moore’s law isn’t doomed just yet. Maybe. IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) reported in a paper in Science today a technique for making carbon nanotube transistors with tiny (~9nm) contacts that exhibit low, size-independent resistance. This overcomes a huge hurdle in shrinking transistor size beyond current limits. “I think this is the first carbon nanotube Read more…
Big Blue’s research arm makes carbon more transistor-friendly.
Michio Kaku says Moore’s Law is slowing and will wind down by 2022.
Swiss researchers say molybdenite is better than silicon or graphene.
Memristors can be used to store and process data on the same chip.
IBM has created graphene transistors that leave silicon ones in the dust.
A Purdue researcher is developing new nano-simulation tools on TACC’s “Ranger” supercomputer to design smaller transistors