An alternative to Moore's Law
This book discusses one possible solution to the key issue in electronics engineering - the approaching limits of CMOS scaling - by taking advantage of the tendency of Schottky contacts to form at channel interfaces in nanoscale devices. Rather than suppressing this phenomenon, a functionality-enhanced device exploits it to increase switching functionality. These devices are Multiple-Independent-Gate-Field-Effect-Transistors, and other related nanoscale devices, whose polarity is electrostatically controllable. The functionality enhancement of these devices increases computational performance (function) per unit area and leads to circuits with better density, performance and energy efficiency.
The book provides thorough and systematic coverage of enhanced-functionality devices and their use in proof-of-concept circuits and architectures. The theory and materials science behind these devices are addressed in detail, and various experimental fabrication techniques are explored. In addition, the potential applications of functionality-enhanced devices are outlined with a specific emphasis on circuit design, design automation and benchmarking.
About the Editors
Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computing at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA where he leads the Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS). Professor Gaillardon is recipient of the BSF 2017 Prof. Pazy Memorial Research Award, the 2018 NSF CAREER award in functionality-enhanced transistors and the 2018 IEEE CEDA Pederson Award.