Professor H.-S Philip Wong: Graphene Wraps Up Wires, Boosting Chip Speeds by Thirty Percent

While graphene is often suggested as a replacement for silicon in next-generation computer chips, it could make a more immediate impact as better wrapping for copper wires on today’s silicon chips. Researchers at Stanford University have found that by wrapping graphene instead of tantalum nitride around the copper wires of computer chips boosts speeds in the chips by 30 percent.

“Researchers have made tremendous advances on all of the other components in chips, but recently there hasn’t been much progress on improving the performance of the wires,” said H.-S Wong, who led the research, in a press release… read more>>