Multi-Die Integration

Putting multiple heterogeneous chips is the way forward for improved performance and more functionality, but it also brings a host of new challenges around partitioning, layout, and thermal. Michael Posner, senior director for die-to-die connectivity at Synopsys, talks about the advantages of 3D integration, why it’s finally going mainstream, and what’s needed in the EDA tools to make this ... » read more

Designs Beyond The Reticle Limit

Designs continue to grow in size and complexity, but today they are reaching both physical and economic challenges. These challenges are causing a reversal of the integration trend that has provided much of the performance and power gains over the past couple of decades. The industry, far from giving up, is exploring new ways to enable designs to go beyond the reticle size, which is around 8... » read more