IBM Introduces Single Wafer Graphene Chip

Graphene will be among the latest substances to be employed in the production of chips. Graphene, is known to be the most thinnest substance in a honeycomb structure, around, since it’s only an atom thick. Now, technology biggie, IBM will use Graphene in its circuit production. The researchers at IBM have been toying around with this concept since 2004, before which they found it painful to deal with lesser thin substances.

Super slim

Super slim


Graphene is primarily a mesh of carbon, and has gained prominence owing to the single wafer-ed thickness that the circuit is made of. The graphene circuit prepared by the researchers, according the IBM’s announcement, will operate at a broadband radio frequency of 10 GHz. It goes without saying that the ultra-thin graphene circuit is being largely looked as a replacement to IBM’S CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology, which is slowly turning obsolete. The researchers’ state that the graphene circuit will prove particularly beneficial to up the ability of mobile gadgets’ to send and receive signals. The technology,  however, is still in its infancy stage.

IBM will soon reach its centenarian year, and the graphene technology breakthrough seems to be the perfect way to welcome that.

Published Date: Jun 11, 2011 03:20 pm | Updated Date: Jun 11, 2011 03:20 pm