The role of transport in very small devices for VLSI

D. K. Ferry, H. L. Grubin

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As VLSI systems become more dense, individual device size is dramatically reduced in the quest for lower power-delay products and faster logic. The role of velocity overshoot becomes important, not only for reducing the transit-time contribution to logic delay, but more importantly for the role it plays in increasing the effective saturation velocity. These considerations reinforce the view that other semiconductors may be more suitable than Si for VLSI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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