Zero PoVa project tackles quantum nanoelectronics
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 6 October 2013
The Zero PoVa project (for zero power, zero variability) is a 5-year project launched on June 1, 2013 to develop CMOS components for the post-2026 era. Some 20–25 researchers from INAC, IRAMIS, and the CEA’s Technological Research Division are working on the project, which boasts a €1.3 million budget for the first year alone (excluding staffing).
By 2026 transistors will probably be only 5 nm long with channels that let only one electron pass through at a time under low voltage. And they will likely use 100 times less power than they currently do. Achieving this goal poses significant scientific hurdles that only technological pump-priming can help overcome—and that’s just what the research team has set out to accomplish.
Leti has already launched 200 mm and 300 mm runs, while INAC has invested in a probing station exclusively for this project. Six post-docs will also be brought on board this year.