New and innovative materials, structures, process, and design technologies are explored for nanoelectronics, energy, environment, and bio-medical applications. Examples include:
- Silicon, germanium, and III-V compound semiconductor devices, metal gate/high-k MOS, and interconnects for nanoelectronics;
- Device applications of new materials such as carbon (carbon nanotube, graphene), two-dimensional (2D) layered materials (e.g. MoS2, BN) and semiconductor nanowires;
- Memory devices such as Flash, phase change memory, metal oxide resistive switching memory;
- New fabrication technologies for scaling logic and memory devices into the nanometer regime, 3D-integrated circuits with multiple layers of heterogeneous devices, metal, and optical interconnections;
- Compact modeling, technology computer aided design, and ab initio modeling of electronic materials and devices;
- Magnetic nanotechnologies and information storage.