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Ultra-Low-Power Electronics with 'Green' Transistors

New project develops first applications with tunnelling field effect transistors

Jülich, 4 December 2013 – Information technology (IT) is finding its way into more and more areas of our lives. As a consequence, there is an urgent need to reduce electricity consumption. Tunnelling field effect transistors (TFET) are a particularly suitable option for energy-saving components, and are the subject of intensive research worldwide. To test their potential, scientists in the UltraLowPow project coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich are now developing initial circuits and sensors that could be used, for instance, in novel assistance systems for supporting humans and the environment in future.

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