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EPSRC Reference: GR/T07879/01
Title: NETWORK:Silicon Research and Exploitation For the Nanotechnology Era
Principal Investigator: O'Neill, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Walton, Professor AJ Parker, Professor E Evans-Freeman, Professor J
Paul, Professor DJ Kearney, Professor M Cullis, Professor AG
Childs, Dr P Gamble, Professor HS Asenov, Professor AMA
Ashburn, Professor P Milne, Professor WI Hall, Professor S
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Department: Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 16 August 2004 Ends: 15 February 2006 Value (£): 60,418
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electronic Devices & Subsys.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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The proposal concerns a silicon network. Silicon technology has had a dramatic impact on the world economy over the past few years and is currently the dominant technology for electronics applications. There is currently no rival to silicon electronics technology and it is predicted to remain the dominant technology for the foreseeable future. However, simple CMOS scaling is no longer a viable approach for the future technology generations and hence new materials, such as silicon germanium, and new architectures, such as silicon on insulator, are being extensively researched. Furthermore, silicon technology is progressively moving into new applications as new silicon-based technologies are developed, such as microsystems, silicon-based photonics and bioMEMS. A presence in this over arching technology for one of the leading industrialised nations is considered essential by the farsighted. And with innovation now being central to continuing progress, it is timely for the UK community to review its approach and agendas in silicon in order to determine how best to utilise and exploit this country's inherent talent in this discipline. Undoubtedly there is still very significant and substantial work to be done in nanoscale - CMOS, but it is equally important to establish an early toe-hold in the post -CMOS era. This is entirely consistent with the government's view of the necessity for a knowledge-based economy in the UK
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