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Hybrid CMOS/Nanodevice Integrated Circuits

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83363
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-025-0371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
1195 Atlas Road Columbia, SC 29209-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Hybrid CMOS/Nanodevice Integrated Circuits
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0080
Award Amount: $99,789.00
 

Abstract:

Ultra-dense integrated circuits with sub-10-nm features would provide enormous benefits for all information technologies, including computing, networking, and signal processing. However, it is widely accepted that a radical paradigm shift from purely CMOS technology to hybrid CMOS/nanodevice circuits is essential to achieve such level of miniaturization. We propose to work on a particular circuit concept, dubbed CMOL, for which the application prospects look best. Such a circuit would combine a level of advanced CMOS fabricated by the usual lithographic patterning, and a nanodevices which are formed (e.g., self-assembled) at each crosspoint of a "crossbar" array, consisting of two levels of nanowires fabricated by an advanced patterning technique, such as nanoimprint or EUV interference lithography which have good prospects for the half-pitch reduction to 3 nm or so within the next decade. The crucial element of hybrid design is the interface between CMOS and nanodevices. In the CMOL circuits the interface will provided by pins that are distributed all over the circuit area, on the top of the CMOS stack. Silicon-based technology necessary for fabrication of pins with nanometer-scale tips has been already developed in the context of field-emission arrays.

Principal Investigator:

Nezih Pala
Research Scientist
8036479757
pala@s-et.com

Business Contact:

Remis Gaska
President and CEO
8036479757
gaska@s-et.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENSOR ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1195 Atlas Road Columbia, SC 29209

EIN/Tax ID: 141812556
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STONY BROOK UNIV.
Research Foundation
Office of Sponsor Programs
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3362
Contact: Lydia Chabza
Contact Phone: (631) 632-4402
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university