Executive Insight: Jack Harding

SE: What’s worrying you these days? Harding: One thing that bothers me is the cost of chip development on a per-chip basis. We seduce ourselves into thinking everything is wonderful because the cost per transistor is dropping in chunks. Gate costs are going down at every node. If you look at the secular trend, we’ve done a pretty good job putting a lot of stuff in a small space. In my bu... » read more

The Power Of eDRAM

In last month’s article we looked at different aspects of technology nodes and the multiple techniques that are used to keep scaling on its path of increasing density. From an energy standpoint, it’s expensive to move data around and with the high bandwidth that’s needed to keep processors “fed,” engineers are looking at ways to keep data closer to the processing logic and minimize th... » read more