professor Hu Xinhui guided the team to produce novel transistors and won the Special Award for R&D Service Platform
National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) awarded the "R&D Service Platform Highlight Achievement Award" today. Hu Shin-hui's research team from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Taipei Tech produced a novel complementary vertical channel heterojunction field-effect transistor (CFET), which has low leakage characteristics and can be integrated into semiconductor processes below 1 nanometer, thus receiving the special award.
The award ceremony was held by NARLabs today, and Deputy Director Lin Po-wen presented the award medal to the winning team and praised their research achievements and content.
Lin Po-wen stated that NARLabs' main mission is to promote scientific and technological development nationwide and to construct research and development platforms, support academic research, promote cutting-edge technology, and cultivate scientific and technological talents.
Lin Po-wen further explained that NARLabs' eight research centers not only establish expensive hardware and software facilities that domestic universities or teachers have difficulty purchasing individually, but also provide various professional research and development service platforms to assist the academic and research community in developing cutting-edge science and technology.
The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) presented the "R&D Service Platform Highlight Achievement Award" today, and the research team led by Professor Hu Shin-Hui from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Taipei Tech won the special award for developing novel complementary field-effect transistors (CFET) with vertically stacked heterogeneous channels. Due to its low leakage characteristics, the technology can be integrated into semiconductor processes below 1 nanometer, resulting in the special recognition.
At the awards ceremony, Vice President of NARL, Lin Po-wen, presented the award medals to the winning teams and recognized their research achievements and content. Lin stated that the primary mission of NARL is to promote the development of science and technology in Taiwan, through the four tasks of constructing R&D platforms, supporting academic research, promoting forward-looking technology, and cultivating technological talents. NARL's eight research centers provide not only valuable software and hardware facilities that domestic universities or teachers would find difficult to purchase alone, but also various professional R&D service platforms to assist academia in developing cutting-edge science and technology.
This year's "R&D Service Platform Highlight Achievement Award" special prize went to Professor Hu Shin-Hui's research team from Taipei Tech, which integrated research teams from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and National Cheng Kung University, using the semiconductor center's clean room equipment and R&D platforms to study the "Application of Heterogeneous Indium Gallium Zinc/Silicon Complementary Field-Effect Transistor Layered Three-Dimensional Integration in Static Random Access Memory and Radio Frequency." The team was awarded a cash prize of NT$300,000.
There were two teams that received the excellence award. The first was led by Professor Chuang Feng-chuan from the Department of Physics at National Sun Yat-sen University, whose research team conducted "Research on the Topological Properties of Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials and Self-Learning Electronics" using the TaiwanSDA1 supercomputer provided by the National Center for High-performance Computing.
The second team was led by Professor Peng Wen-Hsiao from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, who conducted "Video Compression Based on Generative Models" research using TaiwanSDA2 AI supercomputer from the National Center for High-performance Computing.
Two teams received the honorable mention award. One was led by Professor Kuo Tai-hao from the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, who developed "High-performance Data Converter for Next-generation Communication" using the semiconductor center's chip design and process offline services.
This year's "Highlights of R&D Service Platform Achievements Award" special award went to Hu Xin-Hui, a professor from the Department of Electronic Engineering at National Taipei University of Technology, for integrating research teams from National Yang-Ming University and National Cheng Kung University. They used the equipment and R&D platform in the semiconductor center cleanroom to study "Heterogeneous Indium-Gallium-Zinc Oxide/Silicon Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor for Stacked Three-Dimensional Integration in Static Random-Access Memory and Radio Frequency Applications," winning a prize of NT$300,000.
There were two teams that received honorable mentions. The first was led by Professor Chuang Feng-Chuan of the Department of Physics at National Sun Yat-sen University, who used the Taiwan National Center for High-performance Computing's "Taiwania 1" supercomputer to study "Research on Advanced Two-dimensional Material Topological Properties and Self-learning Electronics Applications."
The second team was led by Professor Peng Wen-Hsiao of the Department of Information Engineering at National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University, who used the Taiwan National Center for High-performance Computing's "Taiwania 2 AI" supercomputer to conduct research on "Video Compression Based on Generative Models."
Two teams were awarded the distinction of "Excellence Award." The first was led by Professor Kuo Tai-Hao of the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, who used the "Chip Design and Processing Downstream Service" in the semiconductor center to develop a "High-performance Data Converter for Next-generation Communications."
The other team that received a "Honorable Mention" was led by Professor Fang Wei-Lun, a chair professor in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University. They used the "CMOS-MEMS Circuit Design and Downstream Service" in the semiconductor center to develop a "CMOS-MEMS Tactile Sensor."
According to the National Research Institute, the special award-winning team created novel top-down heterostructure heterojunction vertical stacked complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (CFETs) and applied them to inverters and 6T static random-access memory (SRAM). This technology can be integrated into processes below 1 nanometer and has low leakage characteristics, which can reduce power consumption. It also demonstrated the ability to integrate different channel materials and multiple functional devices on the same substrate using a single process, fully meeting the future demand for System-on-Package (SoP) integration panels.