SOI: Silicon on Insulator       


Physics Accomplishment | 2002

IBM researcher: Bijan Davari

Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

What we accomplishedSOI puts each transistor on a separate  electrical "island" instead of having all transistors on a chip on the same substrate. Isolating transistors in this way allows for faster, lower-power chips. (Bijan Davari, pictured)

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Image credit: IBM Systems Magazine

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