How Small Will Transistors Go?

By Mark LaPedus & Ed Sperling There is nearly universal agreement that Moore’s Law is slowing down. But whether it will truly end, or just become too expensive and less relevant—and what will supplant device scaling—are the subject of some far-reaching research and much discussion. Semiconductor Engineering sat down with each of the leaders of three top research houses—[getent... » read more

Stacking Logic On Logic

Advanced packaging can be an alphabet soup of possible approaches, from heterogenous integration of multiple die types into a single package, to three-dimensional stacking of multiple dies on top of each other. Three-dimensional chip stacking is most commonly seen in memory devices. Applied to logic, though, there are at least two different ways for integration to proceed. Completely process... » read more

Placing Bets On Future Technology

Marie Semeria, CEO of Leti, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about where the French research and technology organization is placing its future technology bets and what's behind those decisions. What follows are excerpts of that discussion. SE: It's becoming more difficult and expensive to shrink features, so where do we go next? Semeria: We see several areas that we believe... » read more