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Engineers develop transistor that overcomes fundamental power limitations
December 7, 2015
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.
University of California, Santa Barbara
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