What Materials are Used to Make Computer Chips?

What Materials are Used to Make Computer Chips?

This article discusses the basics of computer chips and focuses on the materials utilized during their fabrication as well as the latest advances in this particular field. Image Credit: Preechar Bowonkitwanchai/Shutterstock.com Introduction to Computer Chips A computer chip is a compact form of electronic circuit, also characterized as an integrated circuit (IC), that is one of the…

Researchers Create New CasFET Design for Next-Generation Transistors

Researchers Create New CasFET Design for Next-Generation Transistors

Researchers with Purdue University have reached a milestone in an attempt to design the next-generation transistor, which could allow for a life extension for silicon-based semiconductors. The new design, entitled CasFET (Cascade Field Effect Transistor) is yet another step on the road of transistor miniaturization, allowing for lower switching voltages, lower power consumption, and denser…