End of the downsizing and world after that

Hiroshi Iwai*

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The progress of the electronics has been conducted by the downsizing of electron devices for more than 100 years since its beginning in early 20th century. However, it is believed now that the downsizing will reach its limit within a few to several years because of several sure reasons. After reaching the limit there is no Moore's law, and we cannot expect such a tremendous progress in cost, performance and energy consumption as we experienced in the past. Although the market for CMOS devices will still keep increasing for future, the technology development will spread to large spectrum of different devices, such as sensor, memory, power, photovoltaic, battery, MEMS devices which are demanded for the coming IoT environment, where everything is connected with internet. This will become a virtual extension of Moore's law, and will cause a big paradigm change in a system and society level. In a long term, however, the system fabricated on the solid-state devices and there network cannot compete with the existing bio system in efficiency, and the technology how to use the bio system, and combine the electron and bio system will become important.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016
PublisherEditions Frontieres
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029693
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2016
Event46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 12 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Solid-State Device Research Conference
ISSN (Print)1930-8876


Conference46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016


  • bio
  • downsizing
  • electron devices
  • end
  • IoT
  • limit
  • scaling

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