- Sep 12, 2003
Quantum tunneling results in record transistor performance.
-- TomControlling 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 todays MOSFET technology reducing the power demand whether the transistors are idle or switching.
Schematic of the HTFET showing staggered band alignment. Credit: Penn State