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2014-07-17 16:06:47

Berkeley Lab A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors. Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor roughly every two years, is called Moore’s Law. But there’s one component of the chip-making process in need of an overhaul if...

2014-07-14 23:05:36

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Metal Gate Transistors. Demand for Metal Gate Transistors is driven by the continuous focus on miniaturization, and the ability of metal gates to improve performance, reduce gate leakages, and enable the continuation of Moore’s Law. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – A gate is the most fundamental unit of a transistor, and represents an area where on/off switching is executed. Transistors incorporating...

2014-07-10 00:22:00

Scientists and engineers to push limits of silicon technology to 7 nanometers and below and create post-silicon future ARMONK, N.Y., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems. These investments will push IBM's semiconductor innovations from...

2014-01-22 16:24:18

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Worldwide Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors 2014 Top 10 Predictions This IDC study identifies IDC's top 10 predictions for the worldwide enabling technologies and semiconductor market for 2014. As in the past, some of our top predictions for this year are natural extensions of trends that began earlier. Other predictions discuss relatively new phenomena that have yet to gain the...

2013-09-30 23:20:03

A pair of breakthroughs in the field of silicon photonics by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Micron Technology Inc. could allow for the trajectory of exponential improvement in microprocessors that began nearly half a century ago—known as Moore’s Law—to continue well into the future, allowing for increasingly faster electronics, from supercomputers to laptops to smartphones. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 A...

IBM's Latest Microprocessors Inpsired By Human Brain
2013-03-22 12:50:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In accordance to Moore´s Law, the semiconductors of the future will have to continue to be improved upon year after year. IBM may already be getting a head start by taking some inspiration from the human brain to create their latest microchips. Yesterday, IBM announced that they´ve been able to improve semiconductors on an atomic level using drops of ionic liquid. Today´s semiconductors require conventional...

Predicting The Future Of Technology
2013-01-25 20:34:54

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gordon E. Moore, the founder of microchip giant Intel and who was responsible for the formulation of the law named for him, postulated in the 1970s that processor speeds for computers will have doubled every 18 months. While Moore´s Law does not enjoy popularity among technicians employed by different computer companies, the rule is generally still accepted. A more accurate explanation of the law applies to the number...

Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku: The End Is Near For Moore’s Law
2012-05-01 09:03:39

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com The days of Moore´s Law, which says computer processing capability doubles every 18 months, could be coming to a close according to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. In a video produced for BigThink.com, Kaku said the smaller and smaller silicon chips that companies are producing might soon reach their processing limits. Once a chip´s layer of silicon reaches the size of about 5 atoms across it will begin to suffer from two particular...

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

[ Watch the Video ] A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal. The transistor was completed by physicists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the University of Melbourne, and Purdue University, and according to a UNSW press release, this "remarkable feat of micro-engineering“¦ uses as its active component an individual phosphorus...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MonolithIC 3D Inc., the leading innovator in monolithic 3D IC technology, has unveiled a practical technology to bring the industry goal of monolithic 3D closer to reality. The company has received notice from the US Patent and Trademark Office of allowance to several of its fundamental patents protecting the company's monolithic 3D technology, which enables multilayer stacking with rich vertical connectivity of crystallized semiconductor...

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