The Next-Gen Transistor

thesemantheseman Member Posts: 230
Hey everyone, I came home for lunch today and was surfin the web, running across this article:

Pretty impressive results, even if they are just in a lab.


  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Cool, looks like we continue to have a lot of changes ahead of us. I can't wait for the first XBOX to include a couple of CPUs built on these Next-Gen Transistors ;)
  • SieSie Member Posts: 1,195
    They will have to bolt it down to stop it taking off!! icon_lol.gif
    Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools
  • Danman32Danman32 Member Posts: 1,243
    I have a few issues with that article. They are comparing apples to orange trees. Sure, the transistor can switch on and off at 500GHz, but how fast can the transistors used in the CIRCUITS they are comparing it to go?

    Silicone laced germanium huh? I thought they did away with germanium transistors because they were too slow. Though they did have lower junction voltage drops. .2V compared to .7V in silicone NP junctions if I recall.

    I've wondered for years on how many molecules it takes to make a functional transistor. Knowing this answer would tell one the absolute density a chip could achieve.
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