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"In terms of performance we can get to 13.5-MHz with a relatively low mobility material. Clearly UHF performance is quite achievable," White said. In terms of circuit denity the technology can yield "thousands of transistors or logic blocks per square millimeter."
"Obviously we can do volatile memory using transistors but there are non-volatile memory options. We have the integration of non-volatile memory on the road-map," White said.
The latest money will be used to further the development of Nano ePrint's configurable circuit architecture and to deliver the world's first printed programmable logic devices, the company said. By producing a printed programmable logic device Nano ePrint contests that a single architecture can be used for a range of market applications.
White agreed that some applications of the company's technology would include analog circuits. But he said that real economies of scale would come with reel-to-reel printing of a very high volume circuit that could be configured. White said it would be a relatively simple circuit compared with today's high complexity FPGAs and would probaby be mask programmed or fuse blown.
"This exceptional grant highlights the novelty of Nano ePrint's approach and the huge market opportunity enabled by our printed programmable logic architecture," said White. "We are working with a number of partners on product concepts," he added.
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