CMOS

Carbon nanotubes push the limit of flexible electronics

Over the past decades, the aggressive scaling of transistors made on rigid silicon wafers has steadily boosted the performance of personal electronics and supercomputers. For emerging applications like real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), high-performance logic circuits and sensors made on flexible or unconventional substrates are needed in order to enable the true computation […]

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Low Power, High Performance Optical Receivers

Thanks to IBM scientists, replacing copper wires with light to transfer data at improved speeds and with optimal energy efficiency is within reach. At the recent 2017 Symposia on VSLI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto Japan, IBM researchers presented their groundbreaking work on an in expensive 60-Gigabits per second (Gb/s) optical receiver. Having lower power […]

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You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics

Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses of light to increase the connectivity and bandwidth between datacenters for faster data transfer over longer distances. But silicon photonics isn’t just for datacenters. IBM […]

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IBM Researchers Take Home Innovation Prize for Semiconductor Research

IBM scientists have been recognized with the 2017 Compound Semiconductor Industry Innovation Award. The recognition is a culmination of five years of research by the Zurich-based IBM team which is focused on using high mobility materials into silicon CMOS technology to scale below 7 nanometers (nm). Consider the technology chain from mobile devices to the Internet […]

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