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Triple Win for HP Molecular Electronics Team

Group Garners Honors for Technology Breakthroughs

November 14, 2002

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HP Labs researchers working in the field of molecular electronics scored triple scientific victories this week, being honored by both Scientific American and Industry Week magazines and receiving their seventh key patent.

The researchers are working to push advances in computer technology beyond the limits of silicon and make practical the fabrication of molecular-scale electronic devices. Most recently, they created the highest density electronically addressable memory, a 64-bit memory using molecular switches as active devices that fits inside a square micron.

This week's honors:

  • Scientific American magazine named R. Stanley Williams, HP Fellow and director of the Quantum Science Research group and two members of his team, master scientist Yong Chen and senior scientist and computer architect Philip J. Kuekes, to the Scientific American 50, a list recognizing scientific and technical contributions from the past year that provide a vision of a better future. (see related story)
  • IndustryWeek, the leading manufacturing and management magazine, selected HP Labs' achievements in molecular electronics as one of its seven Technologies of the Year for 2002. (see related story).
  • HP received a key U.S. patent that helps consolidate and strengthen its portfolies of inventions in molecular electronics. The patent describes a simple, inexpensive and scalable chemical process that could be used in creating a variety of molecular-scale electronic devices - including logic, memory, communications and signal routing devices. (see related story)

"The achievements we've produced so far are the result of a real team effort within our group," Williams said. "Everyone in QSR (the Quantum Science Research group) has contributed, directly or indirectly, and deserves to share in the credit." (read more about the team)

» Researchers Honored by Scientific American
» Researchers Honored by IndustryWeek
» Newest Molecular Electronics Patent
» Molecular Electronics Team a Scientific Melting Pot
» Quantum Science Research

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