6. Beyond Moore

Science and technology in the Beyond Moore field builds upon and moves beyond what is currently possible at micro and nanometre scales in the electronics domain. This research addresses new electronics, spintronics, photonics, light generation and biological interfaces. Possible application areas include gas sensing, new memory and high frequency components, optical communication, drug screening and personal healthcare tools, diagnostic tools and light sources (OLEDs and LASERs).

 

This field is the engine that will drive the high-tech industry of the near future. Footprint reduction is an important driver for miniaturisation, especially for new components and memory solutions. Furthermore, small dimensions enable new phenomena to occur and be controlled. For example, new tuneable light sources and the facilitation of interaction with biological building blocks such as living cells and DNA. The semiconductor industries will have new possibilities of adding sensors, MEMS and NEMS to the CMOS-based technologies, enabling interaction between digital electronics and the real world. For the optical industries this technology adds new light sources and new functionalities at a nano scale. For the bio-medical industries new opportunities appear due to the fact that the nano scale of the devices is in the same range as the nano scale of for instance a virus or a DNA molecule.

Hans Huiberts
Theme coordinator
Dr. J.N. (Hans) Huiberts (Philips)

This theme contains the following programmes:

6A Advanced nanoelectronics devices
6B Functional nanophotonics
6C Nano-bio interfaces & devices
6D Active nanophotonic devices

The theme ‘Beyond Moore’ bridges the gap between the electrical domain and other physical quantities, such as light, chemistry, magnetism, etc. These new functionalities are possible due to the miniaturisation of, e.g. single-molecule detection, nano-bio interfacing and spintronics. For the semiconductor industries it adds sensors, MEMS and NEMS to the CMOS-based technologies, enabling interaction between digital electronics and the real world. For the optical industries¬† it adds new light sources and new functionalities at a nano scale. For the bio-medical industries new opportunities appear due to the fact that the nano scale of the devices is in the same range as the nano scale of e.g. a virus or a DNA molecule. This subject is the engine that will drive the high-tech industry of the near future.

Contact at the programme office for theme 6:  Margot Beukers

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