Researchers at Princeton University led by Professor Sigurd Wagner have
developed a novel technology to make CMOS circuits utilizing process
temperatures below 320O C . Princeton is currently seeking
industrial collaborators to commercialize this
State of the art CMOS processing techniques require process temperatures
above 600O C because that is the lowest temperature at which
polycrystalline films can be made by thermal crystallization. The
Princeton invention allows for the manufacture of such circuits at temperature
almost 300O C lower.
It is expected that the utilization of this technology will further
broaden the use of CMOS circuits, which are the building blocks of digital
electronics. Applications include large-area electronic products as well as in
the fabrication of aplication-specific crystalline IC¿s (ASIC¿s), which require
process temperatures of below 400O C.
Patent protection is pending.
For more information please contact:
William H. Gowen
Office of Technology Licensing and Intellectual
4 New South Building
Princeton, NJ 08544-0036
(609) 258-1159 fax