TITLE

Power cut

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7668, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a new material could improve the performance of microchip transistors by up to a factor of five and allow them to consume 10 times less power. This research is conducted by Intel and Qinetiq. Transistors are the tiny switches within microchips, used to process the digital ones and zeros. In a two-year project researchers built quantum well transistors incorporating the material indium antimonide, which has the highest electron mobility of any known semiconductors. Electrons can move through the matenal very quickly without being pushed hard, said Tim Phillips, business manager of Qinetiq's Fast Transistors group.
ACCESSION #
16110632

 

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