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Moore, or More Than Moore?

Moore, or More Than Moore?
by Paul McLellan on 04-19-2013 at 12:05 pm

Image RemovedYesterday was the 2013 GSA Silicon Summit, which was largely focused on contrasting what advances in delivering systems will depend on marching down the ladder of process nodes, and which will depend on innovations in packaging technology. So essentially contrasting Moore’s Law with what has come to be known… Read More


GSA Silicon Summit: More than Moore

GSA Silicon Summit: More than Moore
by Paul McLellan on 04-05-2013 at 2:32 pm

Image RemovedThe theme of this year’s GSA Silicon Summit is More than Moore. This has become a sort of catchall phrase for technologies other than simply moving to the next process node. The summit is on April 18th at the computer history museum (1401 Shoreline Blvd). Registration takes place at 9am and the actual sessions… Read More


April 17-19: Overbooked!

April 17-19: Overbooked!
by Paul McLellan on 04-01-2013 at 4:23 pm

For three days in a couple of weeks time there is a crash of conferences, spread out all over the extended Bay Area.

Image RemovedFirstly, from 17-19th April at the Santa Clara Hyatt is the Linley Mobile Conference. This covers all things microprocessor in the mobile industry. Details of the conference including the full agenda … Read More


Dan Niles Economic Review: Q1 is the Bottom

Dan Niles Economic Review: Q1 is the Bottom
by Paul McLellan on 03-29-2013 at 7:38 pm

Image RemovedEvery quarter GSA runs a webinar with Dan Niles of Alpha One Capital Partners on what the semiconductor outlook is. He doesn’t actually focus on the semiconductor industry itself, demand for chips is really driven by economic conditions in the major markets around the world. People who are unemployed, or in… Read More


Silicon Summit April 18th, 2013

Silicon Summit April 18th, 2013
by Daniel Nenni on 03-07-2013 at 7:00 pm

Image RemovedMoore’s Law has transcended computing expectations; however, its promise will eventually reach scalability limitations due to extraordinary consumer demands. Future technology encompasses breakthroughs capable of interaction with the outside world, which the More than Moore movement achieves. Through… Read More


How We Got Here…

How We Got Here…
by Paul McLellan on 01-22-2013 at 12:54 pm

Image RemovedOver at the GSA Forum website I have an article on the history of the semiconductor industry. It is actually based on a couple of brief history of semiconductor blogs (here and here) I published here on SemiWiki last year but edited down a lot and tightened up.

Since the start of the year seems to be the time for predictions,… Read More


It is free after you pay for it and there is a one-time annual fee: The Case for FD-SOI

It is free after you pay for it and there is a one-time annual fee: The Case for FD-SOI
by Camille Kokozaki on 05-04-2012 at 7:09 am

In one of Portlandia’s TV program sketches, there is a funny interchange between a carrier salesperson and Fred Armisen (of SNL fame) who was trying to buy a phone. One chuckle line was a statement by the seller that the phone was free after paying for it and that there was a one-time annual fee. With this anecdote as a mental backdrop,… Read More


GSA 3DIC and Cadence

GSA 3DIC and Cadence
by Paul McLellan on 04-29-2012 at 10:00 pm

At the GSA 3D IC working group meeting, Cadence presented their perspective on 3D ICs. Their view will turn out to be important since the new chair of the 3D IC working group is going to be Ken Potts of Cadence. Once GSA decided the position could not be funded then an independent consultant like Herb Reiter had to bow out and the position… Read More


Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

Keeping Moore’s Law Alive
by Paul McLellan on 04-27-2012 at 12:37 pm

At the GSA silicon summit yesterday the first keynote was by Subramanian Iyer of IBM on Keeping Moore’s Law Alive. He started off by asking the question “Is Moore’s Law in trouble?” and answered with an equivocal “maybe.”

Image RemovedLike some of the other speakers during the day, he pointed… Read More


GSA Silicon Summit at the Computer History Museum!

GSA Silicon Summit at the Computer History Museum!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-04-2012 at 9:52 pm

The first GSA Silicon Summit will address the complexity, availability and time-to-market challenges that the industry must overcome to enable low power, cost effective solutions to keep pace with Moore’s Law. With never ending customer demand of better, faster and cheaper, semiconductor manufacturers must continually… Read More