June 7, 2004 — Nantero Inc., Woburn, MA, says that it is teaming with LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas, CA, 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, OR, 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.
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.