Chips 2020: A Guide to the Future of Nanoelectronics by Bernd Hoefflinger
English | PDF,EPUB | 2012 | 497 Pages | ISBN : 3642223990 | 31.6 MB
The chips in present-day cell phones already contain billions of sub-100-nanometer transistors. By 2020, however, we will see systems-on-chips with trillions of 10-nanometer transistors. But this will be the end of the miniaturization, because yet smaller transistors, containing just a few control atoms, are subject to statistical fluctuations and thus no longer useful. We also need to worry about a potential energy crisis, because in less than five years from now, with current chip technology, the internet alone would consume the total global electrical power!