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Samsung claims a ‘Massive’ Graphene Wafer breakthrough – Begins Prototype production of gFETs ....
wccftech.com ^ | 12:16 PM - 6 Apr 2014 | Syed Muhammad Usman Pirzada

Posted on 04/07/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Graphene is slated as the major breakthrough of this century. Infact it could very well propel the semiconductor a couple of decades easily (compared to the performance trend via Moore’s law ). Graphene transistors are more than capable of being clocked at 500Ghz so you get the idea of what Samsung is claiming to have achieved: a replicateable production process of Graphene nodes.

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Experimental gFET Graphene Production – Scientific breakthrough of this century to be used in CPUs* of wearable devices

OK, I admit, I was being slightly sarcastic when I wrote the headline. It seems sort of ironic that if Samsung’s claims turn out to be true then the first Graphene processors will be in future wearable devices instead of lets say, desktop computers. Of course, Samsung can be forgiven for saying this considering its a primarily mobile company after all, but it still stings to a PC Enthusiast like me. Graphene, aka the miracle material of the century, to be used in future smart watches; seems like an extract from Douglas Adam’s Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Anyways, enough of my rant. On with the specifics.

This breakthrough was claimed at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. Basically they used a common silicon wafer with Germanium substrate to manufacture a mono layer mono crystal Graphene impression on top of it and then remove the silicon wafer (and germanium) from below. The silicon wafer can then be reused which is pretty great. Also since the Graphene is removed from the germanium using a completely dry process the Graphene is completely wrinkle free which basically means that the construction of the crystal is completely clean and low in defects. Since both the germanium substrate and silicon wafer can now be reused ( in previously known production processes the germanium substrate had to be burned off) it will exponentially increase, mass production capabilities. Samsung has started production of Graphene Field Effect Transistors (gFET)

* by CPUs I mean SoCs, but that didn’t sound so poetic up there.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: freescale; germanium; gfet; globalfoundries; graphene; hightech; hitch; ibm; intel; rok; samsung; tech
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1 posted on 04/07/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; ShadowAce; Vince Ferrer
Related thread:

Samsung researchers claim graphene breakthrough

The Telegraph ^ | 4/4/2014 | Sophie Curtis

Posted on Sat 05 Apr 2014 06:51:29 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

2 posted on 04/07/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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3 posted on 04/07/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

cool


4 posted on 04/07/2014 11:30:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Skynet thanks Samsung.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 11:38:59 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rio

Dammit. My graphene phone briquetted itself!


6 posted on 04/07/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Whoa, this is a big deal if true. Having to burn off the substrate was a big drawback and a major problem for mass-production. They’ve essentially made a reusable die for the graphene matrix, bumping the reproducibility of the product manifold. This is very exciting and could lead to a revolution in computing.

My prediction: 100+ cores on one server proc die by 2020.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 11:44:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Here's mine Graphene thingy...and it is Y2k OK

8 posted on 04/07/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT by Paul46360
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And it wasn’t that many years ago the electronic stuff from Samsung was considered the cheapest junk you could buy! But my cheesy microwave still works, and I just got one of their tvs. But when they first hit the market here they were considered to be junk.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 11:51:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I thought IBM were the leaders on this on. Did they let it get away from them?


10 posted on 04/07/2014 11:54:10 AM PDT by DManA
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11 posted on 04/07/2014 11:55:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

500Ghz transistors!

When you need raw processing power...faster is always better.

At 500Ghz a lot of strange stuff will be possible.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 11:59:41 AM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Carbon sequestration = GOOD!


13 posted on 04/07/2014 12:01:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rarestia

It’s becoming obvious mankind didn’t invent any of this stuff. This is clearly stuff being reverse-engineered from the Area 51 spacecraft.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 12:02:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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I went to a gas grill, so my yard’s intelligence has obviously dropped.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lazamataz

Most of this stuff is electrical in nature. Given the predisposition to anal probes, I guess that most aliens used waste to power their craft.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 12:05:51 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Gives a whole new meaning to Ass-cending to the stars.

Or should that be Ass-End-ing?

17 posted on 04/07/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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You tell me, Laz. You seem to be educated in the art of dick-tion.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 12:08:41 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: DManA

I think IBM is working on some sort of diamond chip.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 12:21:04 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Fight for what's right. Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Implantable? Coming soon.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 12:29:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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