Manufacturing Bits: July 14


Complementary FETs At the recent 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, Imec presented a paper on a 3D complementary field-effect transistor (CFET) made on 300mm wafers. As a demonstration vehicle, Imec showed a CFET based on a 14nm process. Ideally, though, CFETs are next-generation transistors that are targeted for the 1nm node in the future. On the transistor front, chipmaker... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


IP Sonics released the latest version of the company's flagship NoC, which expands on their interleaved multi-channel technology and includes new layout optimization features for design flows based on modern physical synthesis and place & route tools. Synopsys extended its PCI Express 4.0 IP to support RAS features to help designers ensure data integrity and increase data protection i... » read more