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Transistors For The Next Century
ONR-sponsored scientists at Cornell University are developing a new generation of transistors based on gallium nitride. The new transistors operate at microwave frequencies and promise to deliver up to 100 times as much power as the semiconductors now used in cellular telephones, military radar and satellite transmitters. (1999-01-21)

Dresden physicists develop printable organic transistors
Scientists at the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Dresden have come a step closer to the vision of a broad application of flexible, printable electronics. The team around Dr Hans Kleemann has succeeded for the first time in developing powerful vertical organic transistors with two independent control electrodes. The results have recently been published in the renowned online journal ''Nature Communications''. (2020-09-22)

New research could lead to 'invisible' electronics
Imagine a car windshield that displays a map to your destination or a billboard that doubles as a window. Researchers have long worked on developing new types of displays powered by electronics without visible wires but have fallen short of developing the right materials. Now Northwestern University researchers report that by combining organic and inorganic materials they have produced transparent, high-performance transistors that can be assembled inexpensively on both glass and plastics. (2006-12-22)

Full control of plastic transistors
Transistors made of plastic can be controlled with great precision, according to an article in the highly ranked interdisciplinary journal PNAS, by Loig Kergoat, a researcher at Linkoping University. (2012-05-16)

UK researchers find way to reduce power consumption of transistors in computer chips
University of Kentucky researchers have discovered a means of reducing gate leakage current of transistors in computer chips that will permit chip producers to continue developing more efficient and powerful chips with reduced power consumption. (2005-12-06)

Caltech electrical engineer awarded $6 million to develop self-healing circuits
Over the past few decades, the transistors in computer chips have become progressively smaller and faster, allowing upwards of a billion individual transistors to be packed into a single circuit. These circuits, unfortunately, have an intractable design flaw: if just a single transistor fails, the entire circuit also fails. A Caltech researcher has been awarded $6 million grant by DARPA to develop (2009-04-07)

Organic semiconductors: One transistor for all purposes
In mobiles, fridges, planes - transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich physicists have now developed an organic transistor that functions perfectly under both low and high currents. (2019-03-21)

Economical and flexible
A flat screen that can be rolled up and put into a jacket pocket -- organic transistors with low energy consumption could make this possible. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and at the Universities of Stuttgart and Erlangen have constructed complementary circuits from organic transistors characterized by low supply voltages and low consumption values. (2007-03-02)

Faster computers with nanotechnology
The silicon transistors in your computer may be replaced in ten years by transistors based on carbon nanotubes. This is what scientists at the University of Gothenburg are hoping -- they have developed a method to control the nanotubes during production. (2010-05-31)

Carbon nanoribbons could make smaller, speedier computer chips
Stanford chemists have developed a new way to make transistors out of carbon nanoribbons. The devices could someday be integrated into high-performance computer chips to increase their speed and generate less heat, which can damage today's silicon-based chips when transistors are packed together tightly. (2008-05-27)

Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept
Transistors, as used in billions on every computer chip, are nowadays based on semiconductor-type materials, usually silicon. As the demands for computer chips in laptops, tablets and smartphones continue to rise, new possibilities are being sought out to fabricate them inexpensively, energy-saving and flexibly. The group led by Dr. Christian Klinke has now succeeded in producing transistors based on a completely different principle. (2017-07-14)

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips
Japanese researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to image the side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals for the first time. The pictures, captured with atomic-level of resolution, can help semiconductor manufacturers build the next generation of computer chips with three-dimensional features. (2017-10-10)

Toward achieving 1 million times increase in computing efficiency
Northwestern University researchers have created an entirely new family of logic circuits based on magnetic semiconductor devices. The advance could lead to logic circuits up to one million times more power-efficient than today's. (2012-07-10)

Study on low noise, high-performance transistors may bring innovations in electronics
A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, Kansas State University assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been published by Physical Review Applied. (2018-12-19)

Graphene transistor could mean computers that are 1,000 times faster
Transistors based on graphene ribbons could result in much faster, more efficient computers and other devices. Researchers use a magnetic field to control current flow. (2017-06-13)

Beyond Moore's Law: Taking transistor arrays into the third dimension
Silicon integrated circuits, which are used in computer processors, are approaching the maximum feasible density of transistors on a single chip -- at least, in two-dimensional arrays. (2019-11-19)

Beyond silicon: MIT demonstrates new transistor technology
MIT engineers have demonstrated a technology that could introduce an important new phase of the microelectronics revolution that has already brought us iPods, laptops and much more. (2006-12-08)

Clean carbon nanotubes with superb properties
Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, and Nagoya University, Japan, have found a new way to make ultra-clean carbon nanotube transistors with superior semiconducting properties. (2019-11-19)

Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor
Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide. (2008-04-17)

'Greener,' low-cost transistor heralds advance in flexible electronics
As tech company LG demonstrated this summer with the unveiling of its 18-inch flexible screen, the next generation of roll-up displays is tantalizingly close. Researchers are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new, inexpensive and simple way to make transparent, flexible transistors -- the building blocks of electronics -- that could help bring roll-up smartphones with see-through displays and other bendable gadgets to consumers in just a few years. (2014-09-24)

Rare element to provide better material for high-speed electronics
Purdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors that carry a current better throughout a computer chip. (2018-05-24)

New material for nanoscale computer chips
New data from Chinese-Danish collaboration shows that organic nanoscale wires could be an alternative to silicon in computer chips. The discovery has just been published in the respected scientific journal Advanced Materials. (2009-08-17)

Combining Two Types Of Transistors Results In Improved Circuits
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a method of combining two types of transistors in high- performance devices with a variety of applications, including wireless products and optical communications. (1997-07-15)

New printing method for mass production of thin film transistors has been developed
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a method for the manufacture of thin film transistors using a roll-to-roll technique only. Thin film transistors can now be manufactured using roll-to-roll techniques, such as printing, for the deposition of patterns on the substrate layer of film. (2014-06-18)

UCLA team reports scalable fabrication of self-aligned graphene transistors, circuits
UCLA researchers previously reported a self-aligned technique for making graphene transistors with unparalleled speed, but scalability was a question. The team now uses a dielectrophoresis assembly approach to precisely place nanowire gate arrays on large area chemical vapor deposition growth graphene to enable the rational fabrication of high speed transistor arrays. They also did this on a glass substrate, minimizing the parasitic delay and enabling graphene transistors with extrinsic cut-off frequencies exceeding 50 GHz. (2011-06-16)

NIST engineers discover fundamental flaw in transistor noise theory
Chip manufacturers beware: There's a newfound flaw in our understanding of transistor noise, a phenomenon affecting the electronic on-off switch that makes computer circuits possible. According to the engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology who discovered the problem, it will soon stand in the way of creating more efficient, lower-powered devices like cell phones and pacemakers unless we solve it. (2009-05-21)

Multipurpose nanocables invented
Tiny nanocables, 1,000 times smaller than a human hair, could become key parts of toxin detectors, miniaturized solar cells and powerful computer chips. (2004-11-16)

New design developed for silicon nanowire transistors
In an advance for nanoscale electronics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a new design for silicon nanowire transistors that both simplifies processing and allows the devices to be switched on and off more easily. The NIST design is described in a paper published June 29 by the journal Nanotechnology. (2005-06-30)

Engineering material magic
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2-D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power. (2016-02-15)

3-D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors
Tokyo Tech researchers demonstrate operation energy-savings in a low price silicon power transistor structure by scaling down in all three dimensions. (2016-12-05)

Ultralow power transistors could function for years without a battery
A new design for transistors which operate on 'scavenged' energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery, and could be used for wearable or implantable electronics. (2016-10-20)

Flexible processors with atomically thin materials
The first fully functional microprocessor logic devices based on few-atom-thick layered materials have been demonstrated by researchers from the Graphene Flagship, working at TU Vienna in Austria, with promise for integrating computational power into everyday objects and surfaces (2017-04-11)

New transistor design disguises key computer chip hardware from hackers
Purdue University engineers propose a built-in security measure that would better protect computer chip hardware from hackers (2020-12-07)

Not your grandma's quilt
A group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering have developed a technique to keep cool a semiconductor material used in everything from traffic lights to electric cars. (2012-05-08)

New Thin-Film Transistor Can Enhance Laptop Computer Displays
A new type of thin-film transistor developed at the University of Illinois could improve the resolution of flat- panel, liquid-crystal displays used in laptop computers. The transistor contains a novel (1997-06-03)

Discovery suggests new promise for nonsilicon computer transistors
An alloy material called InGaAs could be suitable for high-performance computer transistors, according to MIT researchers. If operated at high-frequencies, InGaAs transistors could one day rival those made of silicon. (2020-12-09)

On the way to breaking the terahertz barrier for graphene nanoelectronics
A team of scientists at the MPI-P discovered a much simpler thermodynamic approach to the electrical conduction in graphene. (2015-07-16)

A KAIST research team has developed a fully functional flexible memory
The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee has developed fully functional flexible non-volatile resistive random access memory where a memory cell can be randomly accessed, written, and erased on a plastic substrate. (2011-11-03)

Illinois researchers create world's fastest transistor -- again
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have broken their own record for the world's fastest transistor. Their latest device, with a frequency of 509 gigahertz, is 57 gigahertz faster than their previous record holder and could find use in applications such as high-speed communications products, consumer electronics and electronic combat systems. (2003-11-07)

Memory in artificial atoms
Nanophysicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate. Their discovery has been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics. (2008-04-07)

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