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“Diamond transistor” clocks 120GHz

Give us De Beers, oh NT&T
Mon Jan 07 2008, 09:35

A BRITISH based firm has worked with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NT&T) to create a transistor that will clock 120GHz.

According to, Element Six Limited and NT&T use chemical vapour deposition to place a coating of diamond on a polycrystalline diamond substrate.

The trannie is at present in the prototype stage, but the wire said that it will be commercialised within three years. µ


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