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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: That's a big transistor...
R_Colin_Johnson   5/13/2014 1:21:24 PM
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So a 1mm square that requires high voltages and has low mobilities. Sounds like the application space is fairly specific.... "good enough for sensors" was mentioned. With so many sensors, that doesn't help. Do you have alink pointing to more device details?

Authors say the most likely sensors -- chem sensors, proximity sensors, various physical sensors such as pressure sensors just hapend to run low.  Additionally, some sensors for examle many chem sensors) actually use compatible materials that can be potentially printed in the same manner.


In other projects at UC Berkeley the group been doing a lot of work on internet-of-things type sensing applications, and the transistors herein are more than adequate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Re: That's a big transistor...
selinz   5/11/2014 11:39:05 AM
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So a 1mm square that requires high voltages and has low mobilities. Sounds like the application space is fairly specific.... "good enough for sensors" was mentioned. With so many sensors, that doesn't help. Do you have alink pointing to more device details?

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Re: That's a big transistor...
R_Colin_Johnson   5/8/2014 7:22:10 PM
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Astronut0 said: Nice proof of concept, but that's one BIG, SLOW transistor! It will be interesting to see whether smaller, faster transistors can be built by the same method. Question: if they're built in layers, won't planarity become an issue? -- I didn't know the answers so I asked the authors. Here's what they said: RE: smaller transistors: Yes, smaller transistors can be made. Bandgap is large, so that helps with leakage, but @ high fields there is enhanced leakage through grain boundary generation. Mobility is what it is, however, without associated improvements in material. Mobility will still be lower than Si... the best mobility numbers reports for these materials are <100cm2/V-s, but, on the other hand, achievable carrier concentrations can be higher due to available states. RE: planarity: Planarization would be CMP if integrated within the other metal levels, or possibly SOG if integrated on top of the BEOL metallization.

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That's a big transistor...
Astronut0   5/8/2014 4:55:55 PM
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Nice proof of concept, but that's one BIG, SLOW transistor!  It will be interesting to see whether smaller, faster transistors can be built by the same method.
Question: if they're built in layers, won't planarity become an issue?

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Re: That would be ideal for power gating switches...
GMF   5/7/2014 5:50:00 PM
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MAybe more cost atractive by depositing these materials through standard CMOS process. At least the transister size could be much smaller.

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R_Colin_Johnson   5/7/2014 4:00:29 PM
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SRC members will receive access to these research results via a non-exclusive royalty free license as part of their SRC membership, but others interested in using it can go through the university. (I know this is a dupe of what I appended to "Re: That would be ideal for power gating switches...", but thought it should be said separately too.)

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Re: That would be ideal for power gating switches...
R_Colin_Johnson   5/7/2014 3:57:59 PM
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Another great application, and I'm sure there are many more. Of course, SRC members will receive access to these research results via a non-exclusive royalty free license as part of their SRC membership, but others interested in using it can go through the university.

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Re: FPGA Configuration
R_Colin_Johnson   5/7/2014 2:08:21 PM
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This was just an early test, but they have plans to get down intro the sub-micron range using nanoimprint technology.

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Re: FPGA Configuration
jeremybirch   5/7/2014 12:42:21 PM
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The picture has a scale on it - the transistor is best part of a millimetre across with a gatelength of perhaps 50-100um - that is not going to be particularly fast.


What are the possibilities for scaling to somewhere nearer the underlying CMOS sizes?

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FPGA Configuration
DrFPGA   5/7/2014 11:41:01 AM
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The devices used to configure FPGAs can be slow- they just need to be on or off. Perhaps switches for signal routing right at the wire intersection would be a nice application for this technique...

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