Transistor Performance Scaling: The Role of Virtual Source Velocity and Its Mobility Dependence

  title={Transistor Performance Scaling: The Role of Virtual Source Velocity and Its Mobility Dependence},
  author={A. Khakifirooz and D. Antoniadis},
  journal={2006 International Electron Devices Meeting},
Carrier velocity in the MOSFET channel at the top of the barrier near the source (virtual source) is the main driving force for improved transistor performance with scaling. This paper uses an analytical model that relates MOSFET intrinsic delay to key technology parameters and presents a methodology for extracting those parameters from literature benchmark papers. A historical trend of channel velocity including the most recent results of strain engineering is presented and is extrapolated to… Expand
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