This book discusses the opportunities offered by disruptive techlogies to overcome the ecomical and physical limits currently faced by the electronics industry. It provides a new methodology for the fast evaluation of an emerging techlogy from an architectural prospective and discusses the implications from simple circuits to complex architectures. Several techlogies are discussed, ranging from 3-D integration of devices (Phase Change Memories, Molithic 3-D, Vertical NaWires-based transistors) to dense 2-D arrangements (Double-Gate Carbon Natubes, Sublithographic Nawires, Lithographic Crossbar arrangements). Novel architectural organizations, as well as the associated tools, are presented in order to explore this freshly opened design space.
Fabien Clermidy, Ian O'Connor, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon