Tag - Transistor

Single Atom Transistor

Australian and American physicists had developed a Single Atom Transistor, composed of an atom of phosphorous-31 isotope. They had demonstrated a working transistor composed of a single atom, which is about 100 times smaller than the 22 nanometer cutting edge transistor fabricated by Intel. This will be big strike towards the next generation computing. The researchers’s uses a combination of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Hydrogen-resist Lithography to place single phosphorus dopant atom on the base of Silicon with a accuracy of of one [...]


Carbon Nanotube Transistors to Break 10nm Level

It is extremely challenging to scale bulk silicon transistors, when the lengths are close to 15nm. 3D Transistor design and Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) devices are getting more attention to improve the scalability of silicon technology. Carbon Nanotube Transistors have been treated as a possible replacement for silicon transistors, but the question is that, ‘Can CNT transistors can offer better performance over silicon at sub-10 nm lengths?’. Now the experimental results from IBM Research are indicating that the answer is ‘Yes’. There are various opinions in the nanoelectronics community about Carbon Nano [...]


3D Transistor : Intel Reinvents Transistors

Transistor is a very important electronic device which is used to amplify and switch signals. It was using 2D design since the invention, about 50 years ago. Now Intel introduces a revolutionary 3D Transistor design called Tri-Gate. This technology was first introduced by Intel in 2002 to high volume manufacture of 22-nanometer (nm) node in a chip named “Ivy Bridge.” The Three dimensional Tri-Gate transistors will replace the traditional planar two dimensional transistor structure that is used in today’s computers, mobiles and [...]