Challenges And Innovations Of HW Security And Trust For Chiplet-Based 2.5D and 3D ICs

A technical paper titled “On hardware security and trust for chiplet-based 2.5D and 3D ICs: Challenges and Innovations” was published by researchers at STMicroelectronics Crolles (ST-CROLLES), Département Systèmes et Circuits Intégrés Numériques (DSCIN), Techniques de l'Informatique et de la Microélectronique pour l'Architecture des systèmes intégrés (TIMA), and Laboratoire Systèm... » read more

Chiplet Placer with Thermal Consideration for 2.5D ICs

A new technical paper titled "Chiplet Placement for 2.5D IC with Sequence Pair Based Tree and Thermal Consideration" was published by researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Taiwan). Abstract "This work develops an efficient chiplet placer with thermal consideration for 2.5D ICs. Combining the sequence-pair based tree, branch-and-bound method, and advanced placement/pruning... » read more

HBM3: Big Impact On Chip Design

An insatiable demand for bandwidth in everything from high-performance computing to AI training, gaming, and automotive applications is fueling the development of the next generation of high-bandwidth memory. HBM3 will bring a 2X bump in bandwidth and capacity per stack, as well as some other benefits. What was once considered a "slow and wide" memory technology to reduce signal traffic dela... » read more

Speeding Up 3D Design

2.5D and 3D designs have garnered a lot of attention recently, but when should these solutions be considered and what are the dangers associated with them? Each new packaging option trades off one set of constraints and problems for a different set, and in some cases the gains may not be worth it. For other applications, they have no choice. The tooling in place today makes it possible to de... » read more

Why Chips Die

Semiconductor devices contain hundreds of millions of transistors operating at extreme temperatures and in hostile environments, so it should come as no surprise that many of these devices fail to operate as expected or have a finite lifetime. Some devices never make it out of the lab and many others die in the fab. It is hoped that most devices released into products will survive until they be... » read more