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Description

On June 30, 1948, AT&T Bell Labs unveiled the transitor to the world, creating a spark of explosive economic growth that would lead into the Information Age. William Shockley led a team of researchers, including Walter Brattain and John Bardeen, who invented the device. Like the existing triode vacuum tube device, the transistor could amplify signals and switch currents on and off, but the transistor was smaller, cheaper, and more efficient. Moreover, it could be integrated with millions of other transistors onto a single chip, creating the integrated circuit at the heart of modern computers.

Today, most transistors are being manufactured with a minimum feature size of 60-90nm--roughly 200-300 atoms. As the push continues to make devices even smaller, researchers must account for quantum mechanical effects in the device behavior. With fewer and fewer atoms, the positions of impurities and other irregularities begin to matter, and device reliability becomes an issue. So rather than shrink existing devices, many researchers are working on entirely new devices, based on carbon nanotubes, spintronics, molecular conduction, and other nanotechnologies.

Learn more about transistors from the many resources on this site, listed below. Use our simulation tools to simulate performance characteristics for your own devices.

Resources (1-20 of 298)

  1. [Illinois] BioEngineering Seminar Series: Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

    04 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20234

  2. Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations

    10 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joachim Knoch

    Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18723

  3. Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation

    19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury

    The presentation is a gentle introduction to compact models, basic circuit simulation concepts, and flows for developing compact models. The roadmap for the NEEDS-SPICE platform, being developed...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18616

  4. Guidelines for Writing NEEDS-certified Verilog-A Compact Models

    19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury

    This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models. For more about the history of Verilog-A and additional...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18621

  5. NEEDS Introduction

    19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18626

  6. Verilog-A: Present Status and Guidelines

    19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Geoffrey Coram

    Verilog-A is the standard language for compact model development and implementation. This talk provides some background on the rationale for and development of Verilog-A, summarizes the current...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18557

  7. [Illinois] CNST 2012: Translational Research on Micro and Nanobionics Devices for Mobile and Social Sensing Applications

    02 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Logan Liu

    http://nanohub.org/resources/14044

  8. ECE 695A Lecture 1: Reliability of Nanoelectronic Devices

    11 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam

    Outline: Evolving Landscape of Electronics Performance, Variability, and Reliability Classification of Reliability Course Information Conclusions

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16511

  9. ECE 606 Lecture 27: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    20 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16122

  10. ECE 606 Lecture 26: The Future of Computational Electronics

    20 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Future Transistors and Single Atom Transistors; New Modeling Tools (NEMO); nanoHUB: Cloud Computing - Software as a Service

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16121

  11. ECE 606 Lecture 21: MOS Electrostatics

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15976

  12. ECE 606 Lecture 22: MOScap Frequence Response/MOSFET I-V Characteristics

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15977

  13. ECE 606 Lecture 23: MOSFET I-V Characteristics/MOSFET Non-Idealities

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15978

  14. ECE 606 Lecture 24: MOSFET Non-Idealities

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15979

  15. ECE 606 Lecture 20: Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

    17 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15715

  16. ECE 606 Lecture 19: Bipolar Transistors Design

    17 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15714

  17. ECE 606 Lecture 18: Bipolar Transistors a) Introduction b) Design

    05 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15713

  18. Uniform Methodology of Benchmarking Beyond-CMOS Devices

    31 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov

    Multiple logic devices are presently under study within the Nanoelectronic Research Initiative (NRI) to carry the development of integrated circuits beyond the CMOS roadmap. Structure and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15674

  19. ECE 606 Lecture 17: Shottky Diode

    29 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15658

  20. ECE 606 Lecture 16: p-n Diode AC Response

    24 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15491

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