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Engineers develop transistor that overcomes fundamental power limitations
December 7, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.One of the greatest challenges in the evolution of electronics has been to reduce power consumption during transistor switching operation. In a study recently reported in Nature, engineers have demonstrated a new transistor that switches at only 0.1 volts and reduces power dissipation by over 90 percent compared to state-of-the-art silicon transistors, known as MOSFETs.Full Story
University of California, Santa Barbara
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