Troubles At 15nm

For the better part of the past decade the most advanced companies and the big foundries were targeting 22nm as the bogeyman of chip development. Now it appears the big problems will crop up at 15nm. That means two things. First, the problems that were expected to crop up at 22nm—leakage, electromigration, electrostatic discharge, layout and even verification—appear to have been pushed o... » read more

Beyond 22nm

Gary Patton, VP at IBM's semiconductor R&D Center, talks with System-Level Design about the challenges of developing chips all the way down to 15nm. [youtube vid=2wTj3EvRIRw]   » read more