June 17, 2012
Stanford Unversity engineers have produced the first full-wafer digital logic structures based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
Circuits based on CNTs could provide a ten-times improvement in energy efficiency over silicon, according to the engineers.
Background: dealing with chip energy efficiency with CNTs
Energy efficiency is the most significant challenge standing in the way of continued miniaturization of electronic systems, and miniaturization is the principal driver of the semiconductor… read more