HP gets molecular electronics patent

Nov. 13, 2002 — Hewlett-Packard Co. said it has received a U.S. patent that helps consolidate and strengthen its inventions related to molecular electronics.

The patent describes a chemical process that could be used in creating a variety of molecular electronics devices, including those for logic, memory, communications and signal routing. The process involves using two crossed wires and “sandwiching” electrically addressable molecules, according to an HP news release.

The inventors are James Heath, co-founder and former director of the California NanoSystems Institute, whose group collaborates with HP Labs; Philip Kuekes, HP senior scientist and computer architect in Quantum Science Research (QSR); and R. Stanley Williams, HP fellow and QSR director.


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