Power/Performance Bits: March 11

Multiferroic materials In an advance aimed at making future electronic devices far more energy-efficient than current technologies, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements in computer processing using an emerging class of magnetic materials called multiferroics. The team used multiferroic magnetic materials to reduce the... » read more

What Comes After FinFETs?

By Mark LaPedus The semiconductor industry is currently making a major transition from conventional planar transistors to finFETs starting at 22nm. The question is what’s next? In the lab, IBM, Intel and others have demonstrated the ability to scale finFETs down to 5nm or so. If or when finFETs runs out of steam, there are no less than 18 different next-generation candidates that could o... » read more