8b thin-film microprocessor using a hybrid oxide-organic complementary technology with inkjet-printed P2ROM memory

K. Myny, S. Smout, M. Rockelé, A. Bhoolokam, T.H. Ke, S. Steudel, K. Obata, M. Marinkovic, D.V. Pham, A. Hoppe, A. Gulati, F.G. Rodriguez, B. Cobb, G.H. Gelinck, J. Genoe, W. Dehaene, P. Heremans

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Abstract

We present an 8b general-purpose microprocessor realized in a hybrid oxide-organic complementary thin-film technology. The n-type transistors are based on a solution-processed n-type metal-oxide semiconductor, and the p-type transistors use an organic semiconductor. As compared to previous work utilizing unipolar logic gates [1], the higher mobility n-type semiconductor and the use of complementary logic allow for a >50x speed improvement. It also adds robustness to the design, which allowed for a more complex and complete standard cell library. The microprocessor consists of two parts, a processor core chip and an instruction generator. The instructions are stored in a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) memory formatted by a post-fabrication inkjet printing step, called Print-Programmable Read-Only Memory (P2ROM). The entire processing was performed at temperatures compatible with plastic foil substrates, i.e., at or below 250°C [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages486-487
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0918-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 61st IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2014) - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201413 Feb 2014
Conference number: 61

Conference

Conference2014 61st IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2014)
Abbreviated titleISSCC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/02/1413/02/14
Other“Silicon Systems Bridging the Cloud”

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    Myny, K., Smout, S., Rockelé, M., Bhoolokam, A., Ke, T. H., Steudel, S., Obata, K., Marinkovic, M., Pham, D. V., Hoppe, A., Gulati, A., Rodriguez, F. G., Cobb, B., Gelinck, G. H., Genoe, J., Dehaene, W., & Heremans, P. (2014). 8b thin-film microprocessor using a hybrid oxide-organic complementary technology with inkjet-printed P2ROM memory. In 2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC) (pp. 486-487). [6757523] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2014.6757523