Gallium nitride is the silicon of the future


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In 1965 Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, enunciated the famous "Moore's Law" according to which, the number of transistors of a processor doubled every 18 months.

50 years later this Moore's law is about to reach its theoretical limit that, although not everyone agrees, would be between 4 or 5 nanometers and current processors already have 10 nanometers.

To overcome this problem, GaN or Gallium Nitride enters the scene, which is a binary alloy of semiconductors, Nitrogen and Gallium, which, when combined, form a fairly hard and resistant material with a crystalline structure.

Its greater energy bandwidth and its greater energy efficiency place it as a candidate to replace Silicon and be able to make smaller and smaller processors.

In addition, Gallium nitride is not unknown because it is already used in LED lighting and even in lasers of Blu-ray readers, for its ability to produce blue light.

Source: theverge.com, read original article
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051974/gallium-nitride-anker-material-silicon-semiconductor-energy


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Interesting topic @mauromar

Are you from spain?

28.02.2020 08:54
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Hi @creativeblue, yes I'm from the very north of spain

28.02.2020 22:50
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