Two-dimensional transistors: slowing down the demise of Moore’s Law
Moore’s Law, which states that the number of transistors that can be assembled on a given area of an IC will double every two years, is, depending on who you ask, either already dead or on life support (see MIT Technology Review: Moore’s Law Is Dead. Now What?) Nothing can be done to make atoms smaller, and transistors are already built on an atomic scale. Progress on sheer size reduction alone will be harder to come by, and because we’re already reaching the outer limits of what can be done with silicon, we will come more and more to depend on novel new materials and structures, exemplified by two-dimensional (2D) graphene and 2D molybdenite. Read more...
Reference: Electronic Product Magazine