Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Sets World Record with One-Terahertz Circuit, Achieves One Trillion Cycles per Second
Center, Philip Robertson, representative, Guinness World Records, presents the world record certificate for the fastest integrated circuit amplifier to, from left, Dr. Dale Burton, sector vice president and chief technology officer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director, DARPA; Dr. Dev Palmer, DARPA Terahertz Electronics program manager; and Dr. William Deal, Northrop Grumman Terahertz Electronics program manager. The amplifier uses 10 transistor stages to reach an operating speed of one trillion cycles per second and could lead to revolutionary technologies such as high-resolution security imaging systems, improved collision-avoidance radar, higher-capacity communications networks and advanced spectrometers. -
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 28, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leader in advanced microelectronics, has developed the world's fastest integrated circuit amplifier, which has been recognized by Guinness World Records. The amplifier uses 10 transistor stages to reach an operating speed of one terahertz (1012 Hz), or one trillion cycles per second—surpassing the company's own performance record of 850 billion cycles per second set in 2012.