Practically all desirable ELECTRONIC properties of graphene disappear when scaled deeply. Mobility drops below Si, techniques for surface passivation and contacting are non existent. Let's remember that the much ballyhooed properties are for um-wide suspended ribbons of exfoliated graphene. CVD deposited materials are a long long way off from even approaching the record setting performance of exfoliated materials.
Nevertheless the "wake me up when you are ready for TSMC" attitude is really short sighted. The problem with graphene is that people bend over backwards trying to make it look like Si (witness BisFET and other related proposals). The intriguing aspects of this work are that it demonstrates a creative use of graphene's unique properties.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.