Nanoelectronic Computing Research

An Chen, Director

Explore fundamental materials, devices, and interconnect solutions to enable future computing and storage paradigms beyond conventional CMOS, beyond von Neumann architecture, or beyond classical information processing/storage.

Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA)

A comprehensive and collaborative approach is taken to maximize the potential for successfully identifying and implementing revolutionary solutions to break through the bottleneck of energy-constrained computational performance. Programmers, system architects, circuit designers, chip processing engineers, material scientists, and computational chemists all explore these new paths together to co-design an optimal solution path.

Under the E2CDA program there exists two Centers and numerous projects, both collaborative and individual. 

NEW materials for LogIc, Memory and InTerconnectS (NEWLIMITS)

The NEW LIMITS Center has a vertically integrated mission to develop synthesis, integration, and evaluation schemes for new materials that will be applied in unique logic, memory, and interconnect applications to enable novel computing and storage paradigms beyond the capabilities of conventional CMOS.

Spintronic Materials for Advanced Information Technologies (SMART)

The SMART Center mission accelerates the development of beyond-CMOS building blocks with advanced spintronic materials and devices to create new pathways for exponential scaling across multiple generations.

Innovative Materials and Processes for Accelerated Compute Technologies (IMPACT)

The IMPACT Center is based on computational modeling and synergistic experimentation. Interconnect research will range from materials implementable in the medium term to materials exhibiting novel carrier transport physics such as liner-free, oxide- and non-oxide-based topological metals.

nCORE Metrics

  1. Current

    66 Research Tasks
    28 Universities
    167 Students
    82 Faculty Researchers
    139 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    1 Contract Starts
    13 Task Starts
    338 Research Publications
    11 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    1 Contract Starts
    1 Task Starts
    330 Research Publications
    8 Patent Applications
  4. Since Inception

    24 Contracts
    85 Research Tasks
    30 Universities
    209 Students
    91 Faculty Researchers
    169 Liaison Personnel
    887 Research Publications
    21 Patent Applications
Updated: 29-Nov-2020, 12:05 a.m. ET

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