One of the most complex technologies ever developed is getting closer to rollout. Here’s why it took so long, and why it still isn’t a sure thing.
What’s driving it, what’s next, and who should be concerned?
Why the semiconductor industry needs breakthroughs, and why it’s getting tougher to provide them.
Variations in different masks, alignment problems and the physical limits of immersion add up to serious issues at 7nm and 5nm.
As chipmakers search for the biggest bang for new markets, the emphasis isn’t just on process nodes anymore. But these kinds of changes also add risks.
AMD’s CTO talks about how to achieve more performance per watt and how chip architectures are changing.
Using light to move data will save power and improve performance; laser built into process technology overcomes huge hurdle.
Metrics for performance are changing at 10nm and 7nm. Speed still matters, but one size doesn’t fit all.
Experts at the Table, part 1: What will it take to optimize a design at 10nm and 7nm? The problem gets harder with each new node.
R&D collaboration between academia and industry has benefits for both parties, yet there are some drawbacks.
Shifting process nodes and new applications are driving demand, but utilizing this technology requires a different design mindset.