Science news articles about 'silicon transistors'

  • Rensselaer student invents alternative to silicon chip

    ... could replace one of the most common pieces of technology in the world—the silicon transistor for high-power and high-temperature ... due to the limitations imposed by less tolerant silicon transistors,” he said. Huang has published more than 15 ...
  • Findings suggest nanowires ideal for electronics manufacturing

    ... 's law, an unofficial rule stating that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles about every 18 ... . "In something like five to, at most, 10 years, silicon transistor dimensions will have been scaled to their limit," Stach ...
  • Pitt researchers create atomic-sized one-stop shop for nanoelectronics

    ... in magnetic hard drives are about as small as they can get; silicon transistors will get increasingly difficult to miniaturize ... device. The SketchFET seems to have notable similarities to silicon transistors, said Alexander Bratkovsky, a senior scientist ...
  • New material for nanoscale computer chips

    ... , mobile phones and other electronic apparatus is silicon transistors. A transistor is in principal an on- and off- contact and there are millions ... . However, we are reaching the limit for how small we can make transistors out of silicon. We already use various organic materials ...
  • New 'finFETS' promising for smaller transistors, more powerful chips

    ... a practical solution to the coming limits of conventional silicon transistors. "We have just demonstrated the proof of concept ... at least five times faster than conventional silicon transistors, called MOSFETs, or metal-oxide ...
  • Nanowires key to future transistors, electronics

    ... . Whereas conventional transistors are made on flat, horizontal pieces of silicon, the silicon nanowires are "grown ... . "In something like five to, at most, 10 years, silicon transistor dimensions will have been scaled to their limit," Stach ...
  • Life after silicon

    ... years have been the result of ever-shrinking silicon transistors. But silicon transistors are now getting so ... Jesus del Alamo, have been investigating whether transistors made from more exotic materials can keep the processing ...
  • Scientists create world's first molecular transistor

    ... to gold contacts could behave just like a silicon transistor. The researchers were able to manipulate the molecule ... in using molecules in computer circuits because traditional transistors are not feasible at such small scales. But Reed stressed ...
  • Straining forward

    Computers keep getting more powerful because silicon transistors keep getting smaller. But that miniaturization ... for 40 years.One potential successor to today’s silicon transistors is silicon nanowires, tiny filaments ...
  • High, not flat: nanowires for a new chip architecture

    Nowadays, a myriad of silicon transistors are responsible to pass on the information on a microchip. The transistors are arranged in a planar ... to a size of only about 50 nanometers. Further miniaturization of transistors with a planar structure will soon come to an end ...
  • With support, graphene still a superior thermal conductor

    ... conductivity, graphene is compatible with thin film silicon transistor devices, a crucial characteristic if the material is to be used in low-cost, mass production. Graphene nano ...
  • Faster computers with nanotechnology

    ... silicon transistors in your computer may be replaced in ten years by transistors based on carbon nanotubes. This is what scientists ...
  • Scientists strive to replace silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry

    ... regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors. They have devised a simple and quick ... along graphene compared to silicon and because today's silicon transistors are nearly as small as allowed ...
  • Computer scientists leverage dark silicon to improve smartphone battery life

    ... refers to the huge swaths of silicon transistors on today's chips that are underused because there is not enough power ... is motivated by the growing problem of dark silicon, which refers to transistors on microprocessors that are forced to remain off ...
  • Triple-mode transistors show potential

    ... is now feasible with silicon-based technologies. Triple-mode, single-transistor amplifiers based ... on the fly depending on the input signal. Traditional silicon transistors usually use one or the other type of carrier, which is determined ...

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