Smaller Chips May Depend on Vacuum Tube Technology

Gordon Moore, an Intel co-founder, holding a silicon wafer in 2005. Moore’s Law foresaw the rate of increase in computing power. Credit Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

Gordon Moore, an Intel co-founder, holding a silicon wafer in 2005. Moore’s Law foresaw the rate of increase in computing power. Credit Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

A recent New York Times article featured Caltech alumnus, Gordon Moore (PhD ’54), and the research of Professor Axel Scherer on ultrasmall vacuum tube as a candidate to replace the transistor. [Read the article]

Professor Axel Scherer

Professor Axel Scherer

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