The Next Limiting Factor

It’s an interesting time in the semiconductor industry. Nodes continue to shrink, we’re on the verge of adopting a new type of transistor (finFET), and there’s also a shift away from planar CMOS – to name a few things on the horizon. What’s also extremely interesting is how design automation and semiconductor manufacturing technology continues to keep the pace with it all. However,... » read more

Swimming In Data

By Ed Sperling So many warnings about data overload have been issued over the past decade that people generally have stopped paying attention to them. The numbers are so astronomical that increases tend to lose meaning. Nowhere is this more evident than in the semiconductor metrology world, where files are measured in gigabytes. And at each new process node, as the number of transistors a... » read more