Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 7

Europe’s TFET project A new European project has revealed more details about its plans to develop a next-generation chip technology called tunnel field-effect transistors (TFETs). EPFL is coordinating this new European research project, dubbed E2SWITCH. The project also includes IBM, Forschungszentrum Jülich, the University of Lund, ETHZ, Imec, CCS, SCIPROM and IUNET. The project has be... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: June 17

PiezoFET debuts The University of Twente MESA+ Research Institute and SolMateS have put a new twist on the finFET. A piezoelectric stressor layer has been deposited around the finFET, thereby enabling what researchers call the PiezoFET. The PiezoFET could enable steep sub-threshold slope devices. In the lab, this device was also able to reduce the leakage by a factor of five. [caption id... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: March 11

Plasmonic lab-on-a-chip For some time, lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have generated interest in the medical field. LOC systems provide analysis of biomolecules for use in basic biology research, disease marker identification and pharmaceutical drug screening. In one effort, Boston University, the California Institute of Technology, EPFL, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and UCLA have ... » read more