Nantero, Inc. announced today that it is teaming with LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) to develop semiconductor process technology, expediting the effective utilization of carbon nanotubes in CMOS fabrication.
The joint development project is taking place at LSI Logic’s Gresham (Oregon)manufacturing campus, which is capable of process R&D down to the 65nm node.
The high electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and tensile strength of carbon nanotubes make them highly attractive for electronic device applications. These properties enable performance breakthroughs both through incorporation into existing semiconductor products and in the development of next generation products.
“LSI Logic has all of the necessary ingredients to accelerate the development of carbon nanotubes in CMOS: a strong focus on innovation, a highly qualified engineering team, and a world-class fab,” said Greg Schmergel, Nantero’s cofounder
and CEO. “All of these factors and more makes LSI Logic an ideal partner for us in developing Nantero’s carbon nanotube technology for highvolume manufacturing.”
Nantero’s proprietary processes for the use of carbon nanotubes are CMOS compatible and are presently under development at LSI Logic’s Gresham semiconductor manufacturing campus. The LSI Logic facility was recognized by Semiconductor International magazine as Fab of the Year for 2002.
News source: Slashdot