IBM Samsung team on unconventional super-efficient semiconductor

IBM and Samsung Electronics have designed what the tech giants call an uncustomaryly designed semiconductor that promises to lessen energy decline by 85% over existing chips.

The design would empower a ton of new applications including energy-efficient cryptomining and data encryption but also cell phone batteries that could hold a direct for over a week instead of days without being redirectd companies stated.

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The new semiconductor could also find its way into new internet of things (IoT) and edge devices that draw less energy letting them act in more diverse environments like ocean buoys autonomous vehicles and spacecraft the companies stated. 

Whats new almost the chip design is that its perpendicular-tansport field effect transistors (VTFET) are built perpendicular to the surface of the chip with a perpendicular (up-and-down) running flow. With customary chip technology transistors lie flat on the surface of a semiconductor with the electric running copious laterally (side-to-side) according to a blog by Brent Anderson VTFET Architect and Program Manager and Hemanth Jagannathan VTFET Hardware Technologist and Principal Research Staff Member.

’The VTFET process addresses many barriers to accomplishment and limitations to prolong Moores Law as chip designers try to pack more transistors into a fixed space. It also influences the touch points for the transistors allowing for greater running flow with less wasted energy’ the researchers stated. 

VTFET addresses scaling barriers by relaxing natural constraints on transistor gate length spacer thickness and touch size so that these features can each be optimized whichever for accomplishment or energy decline the researchers stated.

’Moores Law the source that the number of transistors incorporated in a densely populated IC chip will approximately double see two years is quickly nearing what are considered insurmountable barriers’ the researchers stated. "As more and more transistors are crammed into a limited area engineers are running out of space but VTFET alteration focuses on a total new measurement which offers a pathway to the sequence of Moores Law."

Intel this week said that it too was looking at perpendicular chip stacking as a way to last developing semiconductors that grow with Moores Law.