Semiconductor

Navigating Heat In Advanced Packaging

The integration of multiple heterogeneous dies in a package is pivotal for extending Moore’s Law and enhancing performance, power efficiency, and functionality, but it also is raising significant issues over how to manage the thermal load. Advanced packaging provides a way to pack more features and functions into a device, increasingly by stacking various components vertically rather than just shrinking

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Ai

Energy Usage in Layers Of Computing (SLAC)

A technical paper titled “Energy Estimates Across Layers of Computing: From Devices to Large-Scale Applications in Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing, Scientific Computing, and Cryptocurrency Mining” was published by researchers at SLAC National Laboratory and Stanford University. Abstract: “Estimates of energy usage in layers of computing from devices to algorithms have been determined and analyzed. Building on the previous

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Semiconductor

Everyone’s A System Designer With Heterogeneous Integration

The move away from monolithic SoCs to heterogeneous chips and chiplets in a package is accelerating, setting in motion a broad shift in methodologies, collaborations, and design goals that are felt by engineers at every step of the flow, from design through manufacturing. Nearly every engineer is now working or touching some technology, process, or methodology that is new. And

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Semiconductor

Challenges In Ramping New Manufacturing Processes

Despite a slowdown for Moore’s Law, there are more new manufacturing processes are rolling out faster than ever before. The challenge now is to decrease time to yield, which involves everything from TCAD and design technology co-optimization, to refinement of power, performance, area/cost, and process control and analytics. Srinivas Raghvendra, vice president of engineering at Synopsys, talks about the various

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Predicting The Future For Semiconductors

Systems & Design OPINION The number of new technologies and research directions means that there is plenty of uncertainty about the future of semiconductors. Is it possible to predict the future? Of course not. We all make projections of what happened in the past, where they are now, and the implications for the future. We bias that in various ways

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Semiconductor

Specialization Vs. Generalization In Processors

Academia has been looking at specialization for many years, but solutions were rejected because general-purpose solutions were advancing fast enough to keep up with most application requirements. That is no longer the case. The introduction and support of the RISC-V processor architecture has attracted a lot of attention, but whether that is the right direction for the majority of modern

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Ai

Chip Design CEO Outlook

Semiconductor Engineering sat down with Joseph Sawicki, executive vice president for IC EDA at Siemens Digital Industries Software; John Kibarian, president and CEO of PDF Solutions; John Lee, general manager and vice president of Ansys’ Semiconductor Business Unit; Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of PathWave Software Solutions at Keysight; Dean Drako, president and CEO of IC Manage; Simon

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Semiconductor

Tech Forecast: Fab Processes To Watch Through 2040

The massive proliferation of semiconductors in more markets, and more applications within those markets, is expected to propel the industry to more than $1 trillion by 2030. But over the next 17 years, semiconductors will reach well beyond the numbers, changing the way people work, how they communicate, and how they measure and monitor their health and well-being. Chips will

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Semiconductor

Devices And Transistors For The Next 75 Years

The 75th anniversary of the invention of the transistor sparked a lively panel discussion at IEDM, spurring debate about the future of CMOS, the role of III-V and 2D materials in future transistors, and what will be the next great memory architecture.[1] Industry veterans from the memory, logic, and research communities see high-NA EUV production, NAND flash with 1,000 layers,

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