Sunday, June 7, 2009

Graphene Could Potentially Replace Copper as Interconnects in Integrated Circuits

Recent research has demonstrated that graphene has the potential for use in a wide range of potential electronic devices. New research published in the June 2009 issue of the journal, Electron Device Letters, demonstrates the potential for another graphene application: replacing copper for interconnects in future generations of integrated circuits.

According to a press release, “The results suggest that graphene could out-perform copper for use as on-chip interconnects – tiny wires that are used to connect transistors and other devices on integrated circuits. Use of graphene for these interconnects could help extend the long run of performance improvements for silicon-based integrated circuit technology.”

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