The end of photolithography as the driver for Moore's law is predicted within seven to twelve years and six different emerging technologies (mostly nanoscale) are expected to replace the current CMOS-based system integration paradigm. As nanotechnology is emerging, (1) there is a strong need for well-educated nanoscale systems engineers by industry, and (2) research and education efforts are also called to overcome numerous nanoscale systems issues. This paper is to propose a way to teach nanotechnology by introducing two emerging technologies: crossbar-based nanoarchitecture and quantum-dot cellular automata.

Meeting Name

IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (2005: Jun. 12-13, Anaheim, CA)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Moore's Law; Cellular Automata; Crossbar-Based Architecture; Crossbar-Based Nanoarchitecture; Electronic Engineering Education; Nanoscale Technologies; Nanotechnology; Quantum Dots; Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata; Teaching; Cellular Automata; System Integration; Automata Theory; CMOS Integrated Circuits; Education; Semiconductor Quantum Dots; Systems Analysis

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0769523749; 9780769523743

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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