CMOS Technology: Challenges for Future Development

Since the invention of the integrated circuit technologies, there has been an unprecedented growth of the electronic industry, with significant impact on the maritime industry. In the last twenty years and so, the strongest growth area of the electronic industry has been in complementary-symmetry/metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) VLSI technology. The sustained growth in CMOS VLSI technology is fueled by a continued shrinking of transistors to ever smaller dimensions. The benefits of miniaturization are higher packing densities, higher circuit speeds, and lower power dissipation. The transistors manufactured today are 20 times faster and occupy less than 1% of the area of those built 20 years ago. It is obvious that a continued reduction of the transistor area cannot sustain forever. This paper examines issues related to the future development of CMOS technology.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the University of Rijeka.
  • Authors:
    • Svilicic, Boris
    • Kras, Antun
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 97-104
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  • Accession Number: 01047057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2007 1:03PM