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Imec Aims 2-D FETs at Sub-5-nm Node

Demo unlocks Moore’s Law
7/13/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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michgan0
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Re: Moore's Law Forever
michgan0   7/15/2017 12:37:28 AM
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IMEC researchers predict the nanowire FET as successor
to the FINFET. I doubt that it will happen. They have other
claims. Lets take a closs look.

First, the nanowire FETs are not manufactured at any
technology node yet today. Why not ? The biggest issue
with the nanowire FET is hot carrier reliability. For a relatively
short linear transistor when electron and holes are generated
at the drain, electrons go to the drain and holes go to the
substrate with no harm. Suppose that holes go to the source
instead. Then the transistor fails. These phenamana occur
at the all nanowire FETs. That is why nanowire FET is not
manufactuable today and will not be. That is the end of
story on nanowire FET.

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Re: Moore's Law Forever
R_Colin_Johnson   7/13/2017 7:46:47 PM
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True. By building on the work of researchers who have already built 2D FETs: 9. Illarionov, Y. Y. et al. Long-term stability and reliability of black phosphorus field-effect transistors. ACS nano 10, 9543–9549 (2016). http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.6b04814

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AKH0   7/13/2017 7:13:35 PM
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With all respect, the paper is all simulation. You can generate any conclusion in simulation by making some assumptions.

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Moore's Law Forever
R_Colin_Johnson   7/13/2017 5:43:04 PM
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Everyone, me included, keep predicting the end of Moore's Law, but innovative engineers continue finding ways to extend it. Imec has now found that by using 2-D anisotropic (improved properties with the grain) materials like black phosphor can nicely take us to the atomic scale. What then? Sub-atomic particles a the angstrom scale, of course. Moore's law, once again, has not end in sight.

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