Nanotechnology and the end of Moore's Law?
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2005
© 2005 Lucent Technologies Inc.
Bell Labs Technical Journal
Special Issue: Nanotechnology
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 23–28, Autumn (Fall) 2005
How to Cite
Bishop, D. (2005), Nanotechnology and the end of Moore's Law?. Bell Labs Tech. J., 10: 23–28. doi: 10.1002/bltj.20117
- Issue published online: 17 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: JUL 2005
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In this letter, I will discuss the evolution of silicon very large scale integration (VLSI) as described by Moore's Law and how and when nanotechnology is likely to impact it. The evolution will be in three phases. In the first, there will be an increasing number of nanotechnologies that will allow conventional complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS) to continue to scale. In the second phase, nanotechnology will allow unconventional CMOS devices to be introduced. In the final phase, a true, new nanodevice will replace the CMOS transistor. © 2005 Lucent Technologies Inc.