© 1996

Future Trends in Microelectronics

Reflections on the Road to Nanotechnology

  • Serge Luryi
  • Jimmy Xu
  • Alex Zaslavsky

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 323)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Usli Microelectronics: Challenges and Future Directions

  3. System and Architecture Evolutions and Device Limitations

  4. Nano and Quantum Electronics

    1. Herb Goronkin
      Pages 139-149
    2. Gerald J. Iafrate, Michael A. Stroscio
      Pages 151-157
    3. E. Gornik, V. Rosskopf, P. Auer, J. Smoliner, C. Wirner, W. Boxleitner et al.
      Pages 159-169
    4. A. A. Tager, D. Routkevitch, J. Haruyama, D. Almawlawi, L. Ryan, M. Moskovits et al.
      Pages 171-183
    5. M. J. Kelly, V. A. Wilkinson
      Pages 185-195
    6. Lex A. Akers
      Pages 209-214
  5. Simulations and Modeling

    1. K. Hess, P. Von Allmen, M. Grupen, L. F. Register
      Pages 215-225

About this book


Silicon technology has developed along virtually one single line: reducing the minimal size of lithographic features. But has this taken us to the point of diminishing returns? Are we now at a turning point in the logical evolution of microelectronics? Some believe that the semiconductor microelectronics industry has matured: the research game is over (comparisons with the steel industry are being made). Others believe that qualitative progress in hardware technology will come roaring back, based on innovative research.
This debate, spirited as it is, is reflected in the pages of Future Trends in Microelectronics, where such questions are discussed. What kind of research does the silicon industry need to continue its expansion? What is the technical limit to shrinking Si devices? Is there any economic sense in pursuing this limit? What are the most attractive applications of optoelectronic hybrid systems? Are there any green pastures beyond the traditional semiconductor technologies? Identifying the scenario for the future evolution of microelectronics will present a tremendous opportunity for constructive action today.


Hardware electronics material modeling semiconductor simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Luryi
    • 1
  • Jimmy Xu
    • 2
  • Alex Zaslavsky
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Division of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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