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A major breakthrough in the process below 1 nanometer!

hist78

Active member
More details:

Advance may enable “2D” transistors for tinier microchip components

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

 

hist78

Active member
The original paper on Nature:

Ultralow contact resistance between semimetal and monolayer semiconductors.


"This technology unveils the potential of high-performance monolayer transistors that are on par with state-of-the-art three-dimensional semiconductors, enabling further device downscaling and extending Moore’s law."
 

hist78

Active member
The South China Morning Post claims that this "disruptive technology" will not be ready for commercialization for about a decade (unfortunately)

This SCMP article authored by two reporters is a bit strange. Among all those comments from various industry insiders and professionals quoted by the reporters, only the last short paragraph is really related to this MIT/TSMC/NTU research and that person made this 10 years prediction is an investment analyst.

Those two reporters didn't bother to spend time to interview any professors, researchers, or industry professionals for comments specific to this research.

In a normal major newspaper operations, this article won't pass a simple editor's review process.
 

Fred Chen

Moderator
No longer silicon as the channel, apparently.

2D channels can also behave like RRAM or memristors:

 
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