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With certainty, scaling in silicon is going to hit a wall - technologically or economically. While we do not know exactly when this is going to happen, "approximately a decade from now" is a pretty common guess. Hence it is prudent to contemplate and investigate alternative ways to create electronic systems that may have a chance to lead us "beyond silicon". At present, there is no clear path at all. Only open-minded and imaginative research has a chance to overcome the foreseeable impasse.
Date of Conference: 12-16 Sept. 2005