Modeling Compute In Memory With Biological Efficiency


The growing popularity of generative AI, which uses natural language to help users make sense of unstructured data, is forcing sweeping changes in how compute resources are designed and deployed. In a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at last week’s IEEE Electron Device Meeting, IBM’s Nicole Saulnier described it as a major breakthrough that should allow AI tools to assist huma... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: June 5


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=105 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Mar. 28


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=89 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us p... » read more

3D-IC: Operator Learning Framework For Ultra-Fast 3D Chip Thermal Prediction Under Multiple Chip Design Configurations


A new technical paper titled "DeepOHeat: Operator Learning-based Ultra-fast Thermal Simulation in 3D-IC Design" was published (preprint) by researchers at UCSB and Cadence. Abstract "Thermal issue is a major concern in 3D integrated circuit (IC) design. Thermal optimization of 3D IC often requires massive expensive PDE simulations. Neural network-based thermal prediction models can perform ... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Jan. 17


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library. [table id=74 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us posting li... » read more

High Dynamic Range Josephson Parametric Amplifiers (Google Quantum AI & Others)


A technical paper titled "Readout of a quantum processor with high dynamic range Josephson parametric amplifiers" was published by researchers at Google Quantum AI, University of Massachusetts, Auburn University and UCSB. "We demonstrate a resonant Josephson parametric amplifier that achieves the bandwidth performance of a matched JPA and a hundred-fold increase in saturation power," states ... » read more

Multi-Wavelength, Multimode Communication Scheme For On-Chip and Chip-to-Chip Interconnects


A technical paper titled "Multi-dimensional data transmission using inverse-designed silicon photonics and microcombs" was published by researchers at Stanford, Harvard, University of Central Florida, NIST, and others. "Here we demonstrate an integrated multi-dimensional communication scheme that combines wavelength- and mode- multiplexing on a silicon photonic circuit. Using foundry-compati... » read more

Repurposing Josephson Junctions At The Cell Boundaries For Fan-out (UCSB)


A technical paper titled "Low-Cost Superconducting Fan-Out with Repurposed Josephson Junctions" was published by researchers at UC Santa Barbara.  The paper received an award at the Applied Superconductivity Conference in Oct 2022 and was highlighted in this UCSB news article. Abstract: "Superconductor electronics (SCE) promise computer systems with orders of magnitude higher speeds and lo... » read more

Cost Characteristics of the 2.5D Chiplet-Based SiP System


A technical paper titled "Cost-Aware Exploration for Chiplet-Based Architecture with Advanced Packaging Technologies" was published by researchers at UCSB, University of California, Santa Barbara. Abstract: "The chiplet-based System-in-Package~(SiP) technology enables more design flexibility via various inter-chiplet connection and heterogeneous integration. However, it is not known how to ... » read more

Two Chip-Scale Photonic Systems For Optical Data Transmission & Microwave Photonics


New research paper "Microcomb-driven silicon photonic systems" from Peking University, UCSB, and Peng Cheng Laboratory. Abstract "Microcombs have sparked a surge of applications over the past decade, ranging from optical communications to metrology. Despite their diverse deployment, most microcomb-based systems rely on a large amount of bulky elements and equipment to fulfil their desir... » read more

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