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Directions in information technology

Vol. 44, No. 3, 2000

Order No. G322-0221
As we enter the new millennium, computers and information technology are increasingly shaping our lives. Miniaturization and optimization in storage, semiconductor device, and display technologies have helped fuel past advances in computer performance. The seven papers in this issue of the Journal discuss the state of these technologies, their extendability into the future, and alternative directions.
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Preface Paul M. Horn, Guest Editor p. 310
Papers on storage technology
The future of magnetic data storage techology D. A. Thompson and J. S. Best p. 311
The "Millipede"—More than thousand tips for future AFM storage P. Vettiger, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, U. Dürig, W. Häberle, M. I. Lutwyche, H. E. Rothuizen, R. Stutz, R. Widmer, and G. K. Binnig p. 323
Holographic data storage technology J. Ashley, M.-P Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sincerbox p. 341
Papers on semiconductor technology
The future of CMOS technology R. D. Isaac p. 369
The future of interconnection technology T. N. Theis p. 379
Silicon:germanium-based mixed-signal technology for optimization of wired and wireless telecommunications B. S. Meyerson p. 391
Paper on display technology
Electronic displays for information technology R. L. Wisnieff and J. J. Ritsko p. 409
Recent publications by IBM authors p. 423
Patents p. 443