New Transistor Designed in Ireland

Posted: February 23, 2010 in News

Tyndall National Institute, based in Cork have revealed a new transistor design that could revolutionise the electronics industry. The new design introduces a junctionless transistor using a technology that squeezes a nanowire to stop the electron flow. It will significantly reduce current leakage, has the possibility of using less energy and can work at higher operating speeds, reducing power consumption while getting more work done. Obviously a good thing for the environment and global warming.

If this goes into production and was being manufactured here in Ireland, I believe it would certainly be a boost to the economy as transistors appear in nearly* all complex electronic circuitry such as mobile phones, digital clocks & computers.

Here is a link to the original article.

* As I am not an electronics engineer and have no real training, I cannot be sure on this.

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