Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Down with FinFETs, Up with Materials! - FinFETs may never come in, IBM fellow claims

FinFETs (transistors where the channel gets pinched off from both sides) sound like pretty slick design solutions, and several companies and many universities are studying them. But this IBM researcher predicts that they aren't manufacturable. Instead, industry needs to focus on advanced materials for the traditional "planar" transistor technology.