© naftemporiki.gr “This industry standard is very good,” said Zenchiang (Jack) Ma, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University. “Now we can do the same thing as our transistor …”
Engineering team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created the most cost-effective transistor in the world – and with it a fast, simple and economical production process that can easily scale to fit commercially available data.
It is a development that could allow manufacturers to add “smart” wireless capabilities to large or small devices and devices such as wearable sensors and computers for humans and animals – which can be bent, stretched and moved.
Transistors are key structural components of modern electronics – and UW-Madison’s achievement is particularly important in terms of progressing to a two-decade industrial standard: The ultra-thin BiCMOS (bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor) transistor, combines two different technologies, coupled with high performance in terms of speed, low power consumption, and more.
“This industry standard is very good”,
says Zenquang (Jack) Ma, a professor of computer science at the University.
“Now we can do the same things with our transistor – but it can also bend.”
Ma and his colleagues created their flexible electronics in a single crystal silicon nanomembrane on a flexible piece of plastic. The “key” of the whole case is the process they have developed for this job, which saves time and cost in generating transistors.
As Ma says, this is the very process that opens the way for the use of these new transistors in industry.
“The idea is to spread flexible electronics. The platform grows”,
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