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Nanoelectromechanical Switches for Low-Power Digital Computing

Alexis Peschot, Chuang Qian, Tsu-Jae King Liu; EECS at University of California

The need for more energy-efficient solid-state switches beyond CMOS transistors has become a major concern as the power consumption of electronic ICs steadily increases with technology scaling. (...) Therefore, NEM logic switches (relays) have been investigated by several research groups during the past decade. Circuit simulations calibrated to experimental data indicate that scaled relay technology can overcome the energy-efficiency limit of CMOS technology.

This paper reviews recent progress toward this goal, providing an overview of the different relay designs and experimental results achieved by various research groups, as well as of relay-based IC design principles. Remaining challenges for realizing the promise of nano-mechanical computing, and ongoing efforts to address these, are discussed.

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