In this book leading profesionals in the semiconductor microelectronics field discuss the future evolution of their profession. The following are some of the questions discussed:* Does CMOS technology have a real problem?* Do transistors have to be smaller or just better and made of better materials?* What is to come after semiconductors?* Superconductors or molecular conductors?* Is bottom-up self-assembling the answer to the limitation of top-down lithography?* Is it time for Optics to become a force in computer evolution?* Quantum Computing, Spintronics?* Where is the printable plastic electronics proposed 10 years ago?* Are carbon nanotube transistors the CMOS of the future?
Serge Luryi, PhD, is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Jimmy Xu, PhD, is Charles C. Tillinghast University Professor of Engineering and Physics, Brown University. Alex Zaslavsky, PhD, is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Brown University.