Quantum tunneling results in record transistor performance

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Quantum tunneling results in record transistor performance.

Controlling power consumption in mobile devices and large scale data centers is a pressing concern for the computer chip industry. Researchers from Penn State and epitaxial wafer maker IQE have created a high performance transistor that could help solve one of the vexing problems of today’s MOSFET technology – reducing the power demand whether the transistors are idle or switching.


Schematic of the HTFET showing staggered band alignment. Credit: Penn State
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