New functionality and ultra low power: key opportunities for post-CMOS era

This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by post-CMOS devices in terms of new functionality and ultra low power. It focuses on the illustration of: (i) the quest for the new electronic abrupt switches (tunnel-FET and IMOS/PIMOS) and (ii) the quest for new functionality that can be offered by some non-pure electronic functions (as nano-mechanical integrated functions offered by Suspended Gate - FET). It is shown that beneficial interactions between the Beyond CMOS and More-than-Moore domains should be considered in the post-CMOS era. A system design perspective with particular attention to the true benefits at circuit and system levels and the need for accompanying the technology and device effort by adapted design and/or new system architectures, is discussed and illustrated with some examples concerning power management, digital and analog applications.

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2008 International Symposium On Vlsi Technology, Systems And Applications (Vlsi-Tsa), Proceedings Of Technical Program, 72-73
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International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications, Hsinchu, TAIWAN, Apr 21-23, 2008
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