We were saddened by the news this week that our colleague John Fontanella, vice president of research at AMR Research, passed away Nov. 30 of a heart attack. I have worked with John for years and found him to have wit, intelligence and grace. For those who knew John, the family has setup a guestbook to share thoughts and memories.
The innovative application of a mix of simulation techniques has provided a team at IBM with a unique ability to view the connection between atomic bond type, drift and electrical conductivity in PCM devices. Results overturn some old ideas of band gap expansion.
Wide band gap semiconductor materials (diamond, silicon carbide, and gallium nitride) are well positioned to play important roles in the next and future generations of consumer and military/defense electronics capability.