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Life is Amazing Below 20 Nanometers

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 19th April 2012

Guest: Dr. Peter Ateshian, Adjunct Instructor, Naval Postgraduate School

Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. and Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys, Inc.

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On this episode, we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Peter Ateshian, who drove all the way up from Monterey, California to join us in the studio for this technically-intriguing yet approachable program.

Generally speaking, the semiconductor industry’s most advanced node today is 22 nanometers (as named by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors – ITRS). Peter discusses the amazing technology below 22 nanometers being developed at the Naval Postgraduate School and other research institutions. Such advanced technology includes complementary carbon nanotube transistors and diamond-silicon based gallium nitride transistors. Hear Peter tell us about these and other future innovations on the horizon.

A carbon-nanotube circuit

Links of interest:

Naval Postgraduate School

Article: Complex Integrated Circuits Made of Carbon Nanotubes

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