Beyond Silicon

Crystal Ball gazing - IBM's vision ofr the future of computing

Is it the end of Moore's Law?    The end of Moore's Law: a new beginning for information technology

Visualization of Moore's Law versus actual microprocessor transistor count 1971-2019 

Are the chips finally down for Moore's Law?    Moore's Law is about to get wierd 

Moore's Law seen hitting big bump at 14nm    IBM clears path to 5nm with silicon nanosheets

Another step toward the end of Moore's Law    Transistors won't shrink beyond 2021

'Moore's Law is dead': three predictions about the computers of tomorrow

The nanosheet transistor is the next and maybe last step in Moore's Law

How the Gordon Bell Prize winners used Summit to illuminate transistors

US chip initiative aims for 'Moore's Law inflection'   

Physicists write with light and turn crystal into an electrical circuit

China sets sights on superconducting computer 

Building nanomaterials for next-generation computing

Closing the gap: on the road to terahertz electronics

Computing faster with quasi-particles 

Fundamental chemistry findings could help extend Moore's Law

Physicists discover new quantum electronic material

Smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information techno;ogies

Liquid metal breakthrough ushers new wave of electronics

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law

New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers 

Semiconducting properties of Si-III might lead to unpredictable technological advancement   

Scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits    Smallest transistor-ever    

Adding additional functionality to silicon chips    Bringing silicon to life    Exotic forms of silicon

Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics

DARPA pledges another $300M for post-Moore's readiness

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips

Ultralow power transistors that  could function for years without a battery

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics

Zero Field Switching (ZFS) effect in a nanomagnetic device

International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) 2015 

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing  

Beyond silicon: transistors without silicon  Physicists discover new type of material that may speed computing

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible

Liquid cooling moves onto the chip for denser electronics    Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors    To infinity and beyond    Consider the 'anticrystal'    

Radical next-gen computing    One step closer to a new kind of computer    Analog computing returns

Multilingual circuit links sound, light and radio waves: Optomechanical transducer

Could black phophorous be the next silicon?    Scientists push 'valleytronics' one step closer to reality   

Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode    Smallest Swiss Cross - made from 20 single atoms    

New step towards computers of the future    New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Gadget genius:- nanotechnology breakthrough is big deal for electronics

Accidental discovery dramatically improves conductivity

NRL researchers discover novel materials for cooling of electronic devices

Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials

Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms

After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics discovered

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers 1000x faster

Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers   

Designing electric and magnetic order for low-energy computing

Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon

A process to make relieable 3D chips developed at EPFL

Metamaterial theory that acts as an analog computer    Future computers that are 'normally off'

Engineers unlock potential for faster computing    A landscape of the new dark silicon design regime

New research advances heterogeneous 3D chip design

Novel chip technology to power GRAPE-8 supercomputer

NIST mechanical micro-drum used as quantum memory

Micron exposes the double life of memory with Automata processor

Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantim physics

Adiabatic quantum-flux-parametron: toawards building extremely energy efficient circuits and systems


Performing computational logic with light    Developng technologies that run on light 

Reserachers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube

Powering future optical microsystems with chip-scale integrated photonics

The future of quantum dot photonic integrated circuits

New half-light half-matter particles may hold the key to a computing revolution

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks    White lightning for the electronics industry

New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information

Engineers take major step toward photonic circuits     World's first photonic router

Step towards 'holy grail' of silicon photonics    A switch for light-wave electronics

Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics

Plasmonic device offers broadband modulation to optical links at 100Gbit/s

Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology: from lab to fab

Material could bring optical communications onto silicon chips

Manipulating quantum light on a chip    Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light

New technique to help produce next generation photonic chips

Light-enabled microprocessor holds promise for faster computers

Breakthrough in photonics could allow for faster and faster electronics

Breakthrough optics pave way for new class of intriguing technologies

Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

Breakthrough for photonic-electronic microchips    Intel turns to photonics to extend Moore's law

New research lights the way for super-fast computers    Fujitsu demos silicon photonics server links

The world's fastest nanoscale photonic switch    Computing at the speed of light

Pioneering research develops new way to capture light - for the computers of tomorrow

Photonic research to drive future computing technology    Opening a new route to photonics

Breakthrough heralds super-efficient light-based computers

A low-energy optical circuit for a new era of technology

Superfast  flourescence sets new speed record    Researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips

One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super computing

NEC develops silicon integrated optical switch technology 

IBM advances silcon photonics, quantum computing    Silicon photonics will revolutionize data centers in 2015

IEEE photonics society's optical interconnects conference to explore next-gen supercomputers

Optical fibres light the way for brain-like computing

A step towards probabilistic computing

Carbon Nanotubes:

Researchers build carbon nanotube microprocessor

Production of carbon nnanotube microprocessors gets scaled up

Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes    Computing with carbon nanotubes

Stanford engineers build basic computer using carbon nanotubes

Reaiizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits    IBM takes step toward nanotube-based computing 

IBM bets on nanotubes to succeed silicon in 2020    

Future flexible electronics based on carbon nanotubes


Move over, silicon switches: there's a new way to compute

A new spin on electronics    The spintronics challenge

Switched on: a breakthrough for spintronics   

Spintronics just got faster    Gigantic ultrafast spin currents

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow

New magnitic semiconductore material holds promise for Spinronics

Researchers create nanoscale spinning magnetic droplet   Spintronics discovery

Young scientists discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

Physicists discover new types of spin waves


Researchers advance graphene's potential as silicon's alternative

Branching out: making graphene from gum trees

With a simple twist, a 'magic' material is mow the big thing in physics

Graphene transistor could mean computers that are 1,000 times faster

Exotic 'second sound' phenomenon observed in pencil lead

Safety assessment of graphene-based materials: focus on human health and environment 

Graphene circuit's wireless promise    Layered graphene sandwich for next generation electronics

Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic    Adding hydrogen to graphene

A graphene chip filters light to boost communications    A quantum of current

Electricity can flow through graphene at high frequencies without energy loss    

Global recognition for a novel form of artificial graphene    

Straintronics: Engineers create piezoelectric graphene    Secret to 3D graphene? Just freeze it

Physicists discover new 2D material that could upstage graphene 

Atomic-scale Circuitry:

Research holds promise for atomic-scale circuitry    Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit

Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'

Quantum Devices::

Solotronics: new quantum dots hearld a new era of electronics operating on a single-atom level

Quantum dot solids: this generation's silicon wafer?

Scientists discover new magnet with nearly massless charge carriers 

New state of quantum matter may have big impact on electronics

Techniques to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices     


Will magnets be the cure for what ails Moore's Law?

Experiments show magnetic chips could dramatically increase computing's energy efficiency

Scientists reveal inner workings of magnets - a finding that could lead to faster computers

Magnetism and an electric field   Modifying magnetic properties with electricity    

Taming mavericks: Stanford researchers use synthetic magnetism 

MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism    Computing with magnetic 'tornadoes' 

Biological Computing:

Biology will be he next great computing platform

Computer scientists crreate reprogrammable molecular computing system 

Breakthrough in organic electronics

How to make a computer from a living cell 

Precise and programmable biological circuits

The next step in DNA computing:GPS mapping?

Rare forms: novel structures built from DNA emerge

Scientists use DNA to assemble a transistor from graphene

Super-fast computer made from DNA 'grows as it computes'

DNA 'origami' could help build faster, chaeaper computer chips

Researchers use single molecule of DNA to create smallest diode

Breakthrough in molecular electronics paves the way for DNA-based computer circuits in the future

Evidence of unprecedented high electronic conductivity in mammalian pigment based Eumelanin

Parallel computation with molecular-motor-propelled agents in nanofabricated networks

World's first parallel computer based on biomoloecular motors

Embodied molecular computation: potential and challenges

A computer that operates on water droplets

Chemical computing:  

The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere