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Cold electron transistor

Seong Jin Koh

A new cold electron transistor patented by engineering Professor Seong Jin Koh drastically reduces the amount of energy required for it to operate. For consumer products like cellphones and tablets, this could mean a much smaller power dissipation by a factor of 100 on transistors inside. It could also yield huge energy savings dollars to companies like Google or Amazon that need large amounts of transistor operations in their data centers.

“This novel transistor reduces power consumption, runs the devices cooler, and allows smaller battery packs to operate the component,” says Dr. Koh.

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