Some analysts say that the end of Moore’s Law is near, but Patrick Naulleau, the director of Berkeley Lab’s CXRO, says that it could be decades before the modern chip runs out of room for improvement, thanks to advances in materials and instrumentation enabled by the CXRO.

Berkeley Lab staff scientist Maurice Garcia-Sciveres is leading a collaboration with UC Berkeley and Sandia National Laboratories to develop powerful light-sensing microchips. The team is leveraging their expertise in nano-materials and integrated circuit design to develop new materials and techniques for smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient microelectronics that can be used to address societal challenges.

Berkeley Lab scientists are exploring ways to make energy-efficient microchips and push the boundaries of what’s possible in a world increasingly integrated with technology.