microelectronics

High-Yield and Ambient-Stable Molecular Devices via Semiconductor Fabrication

A team from IBM Research-Zurich and the Universities of Basel and Zurich developed a new technique to fabricate microelectronic devices by electrically contacting molecules at two well-defined termini. The method allows molecular integration on conventional silicon chips and by standard fabrication methods as used in semiconductor industry. The technique is based on depositing a nanoparticle […]

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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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Community college students explore STEM research

As science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, add 9 million jobs by 2022 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics), companies have to keep an eye on evolving disciplines and take special care to help prepare students for these careers. This is why IBM has early outreach programs, the latest of which is a new summer […]

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Taking microelectronics research to the atomic size future and beyond

At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., tucked between office desks and meeting rooms, there is approximately 40,000 square feet of cleanroom space which comprises the Microelectronics Research Lab (MRL). These cleanrooms consist of highly sophisticated tools run by a skilled team of engineers and scientists who spend their days processing […]

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