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IBM Journal of Research and Development

Issue 3 • Date May 2000

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 310
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    Progress in information technology continues at a super-exponential growth rate. This has been true for more than one hundred years and over many different generations of computing technology—mechanical, vacuum tube, transistor, integrated circuit. The progress has come about through improvements of existing technologies as well as the discovery of new ways of doing things. What we now thin... View full abstract»

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  • The future of magnetic data storage techology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):311 - 322
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (36)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (226 KB)

    In this paper, we review the evolutionary path of magnetic data storage and examine the physical phenomena that will prevent us from continuing the use of those scaling processes which have served us in the past. It is concluded that the first problem will arise from the storage medium, whose grain size cannot be scaled much below a diameter of ten nanometers without thermal self-erasure. Other pr... View full abstract»

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  • The “Millipede”—More than thousand tips for future AFM storage

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):323 - 340
    Cited by:  Papers (57)  |  Patents (92)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2460 KB)

    We report on a new atomic force microscope (AFM)-based data storage concept called the “Millipede” that has a potentially ultrahigh density, terabit capacity, small form factor, and high data rate. Its potential for ultrahigh storage density has been demonstrated by a new thermomechanical local-probe technique to store and read back data in very thin polymer films. With this new tech... View full abstract»

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 340
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  • Holographic data storage technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):341 - 368
    Cited by:  Papers (19)  |  Patents (42)
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    We present an overview of our research effort on volume holographic digital data storage. Innovations, developments, and new insights gained in the design and operation of working storage platforms, novel optical components and techniques, data coding and signal processing algorithms, systems tradeoffs, materials testing and tradeoffs, and photon-gated storage materials are summarized. View full abstract»

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  • The future of CMOS technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):369 - 378
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (3)
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    The performance of integrated circuits has been improving exponentially for more than thirty years. During the next decade, the industry must overcome several technological challenges to sustain this remarkable pace of improvement. Challenges in lithography, transistor scaling, interconnections, circuit families, computer memory, and circuit design are outlined. Possible solutions are briefly disc... View full abstract»

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  • The future of interconnection technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):379 - 390
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    Continuing advances in interconnection technology are seen as essential to continued improvements in integrated circuit performance. The recent introduction of copper metallization, dual-damascene processing, and fully articulated hierarchical wiring structures, along with the imminent introduction of low-dielectric-constant insulating materials, indicates an accelerating pace of innovation. Never... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon:germanium-based mixed-signal technology for optimization of wired and wireless telecommunications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):391 - 407
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    The need to serve the explosion in data bandwidth demand for fixed and mobile applications has driven transistor performance requirements beyond the reach of conventional silicon devices. Scaling limits of silicon-based bipolar transistors have been encountered, confining further performance gains by traditional means, but cost considerations favor the continued use of silicon-derived technology s... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic displays for information technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):409 - 422
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    The principal channel of interactive communication from a computer to a person is an electronic display. The amount of information shown and the way in which it can be exhibited depend on successfully matching the capabilities of the display to the human visual system. Making this channel as wide, as fast, and as effective as possible has been the goal of electronic display development for the las... View full abstract»

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  • Recent publications by IBM authors

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):423 - 442
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    The information listed here is supplied by the Institute for Scientific Information and other outside sources. Reprints of the papers may be obtained by writing directly to the first author cited. Journals are listed alphabetically by title; papers are listed sequentially for each journal. View full abstract»

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  • Recent IBM Patents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):443 - 452
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