April 11, 2005
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via /., the most exhilarating blast of pro-speak we've heard for weeks, since we stopped lurking (ha!) in the bass-fishing forums:

"The new device -- built from indium phosphide and indium gallium arsenide -- is designed with a compositionally graded collector, base and emitter to reduce transit time and improve current density. With their pseudomorphic heterojunction bipolar transistor, the researchers have demonstrated a speed of 604 gigahertz ... "Pseudomorphic grading of the material structure allows us to lower the bandgap in selected areas," said Milton Feng, the Holonyak Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a researcher at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois. "

Posted by dbrown at April 11, 2005 06:35 PM
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