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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 We Miss You Already

Aug 29, 2013 |

As transistors reach the limits of miniaturization, it is only a matter of time until Moore’s Law runs out of steam. The latest expert to weigh-in says Moore’s Law will expire in 2020 at the 7nm node.

IBM Takes Step Toward Nanotube-Based Computing

Oct 30, 2012 |

Big Blue’s research arm makes carbon more transistor-friendly.

Project Denver Within Reach

Jul 18, 2011 |

Sources suggest that December could be the month that NVIDIA’s Project Denver finds its way to silicon.

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.

Silicon Entanglement Revives Promise of Quantum Computing

Jan 21, 2011 |

Oxford University scientists generate 10 billion bits of quantum entanglement in silicon for the first time.

UC Santa Barbara Aims to Deliver 1 Terabit Ethernet by 2015

Oct 21, 2010 |

A new research effort is underway at UCSB’s Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC). A research team with notable industry partners is working to bring the goal of energy-efficient 1 Terabit Ethernet to life in the next five years.

Intel Prototypes Low-Power Circuits

Mar 23, 2010 |

Chips that let errors happen, then correct them, prove more efficient.