In the video we learn how the dramatic increase in capacity of storage, communication and computation that has occurred in the last 45 years has resulted in a dramatic rise in power consumption. Even if a single transistor consumes very little, if we take a global perspective the consumption becomes extremely significant.
High mobility of the free charge carriers in the III-V materials contribute together with lower voltages to much less switching power losses per transistor which is a major target of the project. The video also depicts how the III-V technology can be introduced in different applications e.g. radars for self-driving cars, 3D-imaging for mobile phones and airport security systems.
The consortium research is about integration of III-V nanowire semiconductors on to silicon platforms. The consortium consists of 6 very experienced international partners with Professor Lars-Erik Wernersson, project coordinator, and Dr Mattias Borg, operational manager. Both are from EITs nanoelectronics group in Lund. Except for Sweden, partners contribute from Germany, UK, France, Switzerland and Ireland.