Scaling high performance graphene manufacturing to drive more Moore and more than Moore innovations.
Scaling high performance graphene manufacturing to industrial volumes to drive global innovations in the semiconductor industry. The Electronic Specifier Insights podcast hosted our CEO Paul Hedges. Paul discusses the current state of the graphene electronics market, future opportunities and what it takes to manufacture high performance graphene at an industrial scale. Manufacturing high performance graphene will drive innovation in more Moore and more than Moore applications. Deep dive with Paul here
Paul will talk about why and how the semiconductor industry needs industrial scale delivery of high performance graphene and other 2d materials to drive global innovation.
Graphene’s impact on both the back end of line (BEOL) and front end of line (FEOL) processes is set to revolutionize both “More Moore” and “More than Moore” applications in the semiconductor industry.
In the BEOL, graphene’s exceptional properties, such as high electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength, make it an ideal material for interconnects, replacing traditional metals like copper. Graphene-based interconnects offer lower resistivity, higher current carrying capacity, and improved heat dissipation, enabling faster and more efficient data transfer within integrated circuits. This enhances the performance of advanced computing systems, data centers, and high-speed communication devices.
In the FEOL, graphene’s unique characteristics offer tremendous potential for enhancing transistor performance. Graphene-based transistors can provide high electron mobility, enabling faster switching speeds and reduced power consumption. The ultra-thin nature of graphene allows for the development of ultra-compact and energy-efficient transistors, facilitating the integration of more components onto a single chip. This drives the advancement of “More Moore” applications, where the focus is on scaling down transistor sizes and improving device performance.
Furthermore, graphene’s characteristics extends beyond traditional silicon-based applications, enabling innovation in “More than Moore” areas. Its exceptional properties open up possibilities for sensor applications, such as biosensors, environmental sensors, and gas sensors, enhancing the sensitivity, accuracy, and responsiveness of these devices.
Overall, graphene’s impact on both the BEOL and FEOL processes unlocks new opportunities. Sit back and listen to Paul talking about scaling high performance graphene to industrial volumes and how our technology at ANL will make an impact on global innovations in the semiconductor industry.