IBM Research graphene circuit wins nano contest

October 7, 2011 – Marketwire — IBM Research has emerged as the winner in the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) sponsored Global Nano Innovation Contest. IBM Research presented its graphene nanoelectronics: wafer-scale single atomic layer carbon RF devices and circuits.

IBM applied the nano material graphene to the RF amplifier, targeting the high-frequency telecommunication electronic products market. IBM also received honorable mention for its graphene and carbon nanotube (CNT) transparent touch panel electrodes.

Also read: IBM builds IC with graphene transistor

The University of Waterloo won the second prize with its nanosensors for X-ray radiation dosimetry in a wireless network and NASA won the third prize with a nano chemical sensor in a cell phone. Bangor University also won Honorable Mention with 3D nano-structures for organic solar cells, and National Tsing Hua University won Honorable Mention with an intelligent poisonous-gas purifier.

ITRI hopes to inspire the researchers across the world and the advanced industries to pay attention to innovative applications and development of nanotechnology through sponsoring the Global Nano Innovation Contest, an international competition for realizing nanotechnology prototype product applications.

Finalists in the contest must bring their research ideas into quasi-commodity products protected by patent in the shortest period of 8 months. For more information, go to POP NANO 2011

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Visit


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