This is the 15th anniversary of the TSMC Open Innovation Platform (OIP). The OIP Ecosystem Forum will kick off on September 27th in Santa Clara, California and continue around the world for the next two months in person and on-line in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Israel. These are THE most attended semiconductor… Read More
The custom physical implementation of circuit designs is a critical component of the integrated circuit (IC) process. Unfortunately, this step has been known to be one of the most time-consuming and prone to human error. Therefore, the need for a methodology that allows for faster, more accurate, and less error-prone work is … Read More
When: May 18, 2023
When employing process simulation to generate a complex device structure, TCAD engineers often face the task of reproducing the exact etch profile that has been observed in semiconductor fabrication. Silvaco Victory Process offers several geometric
MOSFET gate resistance is a very important parameter, determining many characteristics of MOSFETs and CMOS circuits, such as:
• Switching speed
• RC delay
• Fmax – maximum frequency of oscillations
• Gate (thermal) noise
• Series resistance and quality factor in MOS capacitors and varactors
• Switching speed and uniformity… Read More
TSMC presented two papers on 3nm at the 2022 IEDM; “Critical Process features Enabling Aggressive Contacted Gate Pitch Scaling for 3nm CMOS Technology and Beyond” and “A 3nm CMOS FinFlexTM Platform Technology with Enhanced Power Efficiency and Performance for Mobile SOC and High Performance Computing Applications”.
When … Read More
Successful ASIC providers offer top-notch infrastructure and methodologies that can accommodate varied demands from a multitude of customers. Such ASIC providers also need access to best-in-class IP portfolio, advanced packaging and test capabilities, and heterogeneous chiplet integration capability among other things.… Read More
After attending the TSMC and Samsung foundry conferences I wanted to share some quick opinions about the foundry business. Nothing earth shattering but interesting just the same. Both conferences were well attended. If we are not back to the pre pandemic numbers we are very close to it.
TSMC and Samsung both acknowledged that there… Read More
When: August 11, 2022
When employing process simulation to generate a complex device structure, TCAD engineers often face the task of reproducing the exact etch profile that has been observed in semiconductor fabrication. Silvaco Victory Process offers several
The VLSI Symposium on Technology and Circuits provides a deep dive on recent technical advances, as well as a view into the research efforts that will be transitioning to production in the near future. In a short course presentation at the Symposium, Marko Radosavljevic, from the Components Research group at Intel, provided … Read More
The TSMC Technical Symposium is today so I wanted to give you a brief summary of what was presented. Tom Dillinger will do a more technical review as he has done in the past. I don’t want to steal his thunder but here is what I think are the key takeaways. First a brief history lesson.
The history of TSMC Technology Development with 12 key… Read More