By Cameron Chai
The University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is procuring the new edition of the nanometer technology from IBM. The software will permit the university to develop an advanced university-based computer chip.
The 28nm high-k metal gate (HKMG) bulk CMOS technology will be used at the NanoTech Complex this year. These capabilities will offer resources to the existing and future global collaboration partners. It will also encourage new companies to conduct nanotech research at CNSE, where a 65nm research and development process line has been installed.
HKMG technology will help in scaling of advanced CMOS technologies and devices, with enhanced performance in a power efficient package. These features will speed up retailing of nanoelectronics for multiple products and sectors that deploy silicon technology in computation, communication, health care and energy. The new technology will deliver improved performance of 40% and reduce power consumption by 30%.
The installed production line at the Albany NanoTech unit can create prototypes to meet current electronics demands. The line was installed a year ago.