LONDON – The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has awarded the 2012 Andrew S. Grove Award to Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge, head of the nanoelectronics centre at Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland.
Professor Colinge's most recent work is on the junctionless transistor with publication in Nature Nanotechnology in 2010 although the IEEE has given him the Grove Award for "contributions to silicon-on-insulator devices and technology."
Professor Roger Whatmore, CEO at Tyndall National Institute said, “we are delighted that Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge has been recognized for his outstanding contribution over many years to the important field of silicon-on-insulator devices and technology."
Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge of Tyndall Institute, Cork, Ireland
Professor Whatmore continued: "In his latest work at Tyndall, Jean-Pierre invented the junctionless transistor, which is a dramatic simplification of the transistor structure compared with current designs. Transistor dimensions continue to shrink as the semi-conductor industry follows Moore's Law and we believe that Jean-Pierre's invention will become a key design for the industry as it moves towards sub-10nm gate lengths. Tyndall is licensing this technology to world leading semiconductor companies and the micronanoeletronics team at Tyndall continues to advance the technology, particularly through the application of novel materials employing Jean-Pierre's concepts."