PETMEM (Piezoelectronic Transduction Memory Device) is a European Commission funded project under the H2020 ICT Programme.
PETMEM is a unique partnerships amongst Universities, Research Institutions, SMEs and a large company that will focus on the development of new materials and characterization tools to enable the fabrication of an entirely new low-voltage, memory element [...]
The clock speed has been stalled since 2003 as CMOS electronics reaches its physical limits. This intrinsic problem is caused by the inability to lower voltage any further in CMOS, so that current chips are operating at the cooling-limited power [...]
The piezoelectronic transistor (PET) is a transduction device not subject to the voltage limits of field-effect transistors. The PET transduces voltage to stress, activating a facile insulator–metal transition, thereby achieving multigigahertz switching speeds, as predicted by modeling, at lower power than the comparable generation field effect transistor (FET) [...]
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688282