IEDM 2022 – TSMC 3nm

IEDM 2022 – TSMC 3nm
by Scotten Jones on 01-02-2023 at 6:00 am

TSMC CPP

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”.

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Achieving 400W Thermal Envelope for AI Datacenter SoCs

Achieving 400W Thermal Envelope for AI Datacenter SoCs
by Kalar Rajendiran on 12-05-2022 at 10:00 am

Alchip BlockDiagram Oct 26 2022 tsmc na oip presentation

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


Samsung Versus TSMC Update 2022

Samsung Versus TSMC Update 2022
by Daniel Nenni on 12-02-2022 at 6:00 am

TSMC Versus Samsung

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


Learn How to Efficiently Achieve Accurate Experimental Etch Profiles in FinFET and Memory Applications with Victory TCAD Solution

Learn How to Efficiently Achieve Accurate Experimental Etch Profiles in FinFET and Memory Applications with Victory TCAD Solution
by Admin on 07-25-2022 at 2:40 pm

When: August 11, 2022
Where: Online
Time: 10:00am-10:30am-(PDT)
Language: English

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

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3D Device Technology Development

3D Device Technology Development
by Tom Dillinger on 07-13-2022 at 6:00 am

CFET cross section v2

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


Three Key Takeaways from the 2022 TSMC Technical Symposium!

Three Key Takeaways from the 2022 TSMC Technical Symposium!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-16-2022 at 12:10 pm

TSMC Technology Roadmap 2022

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 keyRead More


Tackling Advanced Analog FinFET Back-End Layout Challenges with Better Methodologies

Tackling Advanced Analog FinFET Back-End Layout Challenges with Better Methodologies
by Admin on 04-19-2022 at 4:17 pm

Overview

The layout implementation of analog circuits in advanced FinFET technologies is becoming increasingly complex and challenging, with many new design rules to consider, and multi-patterning, density rules, matching, and EM-IR concerns. These challenges can translate to longer layout turnaround times and reduced

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Designing a FinFET Test Chip for Radiation Threats

Designing a FinFET Test Chip for Radiation Threats
by Tom Simon on 04-04-2022 at 10:00 am

Charged Particles

Much of the technology that goes into aerospace applications is some of the most advanced technology that exists. However, these same systems must also offer the highest level of reliability in what is arguably an extremely difficult environment. For semiconductors a major environmental risk in aerospace applications are … Read More


Intel Evolution of Transistor Innovation

Intel Evolution of Transistor Innovation
by Daniel Nenni on 03-03-2022 at 10:00 am

Intel Transistor Innovations 1971

Intel recently released an exceptional video providing an insightful chronology of MOS transistor technology.  Evolution of Transistor Innovation is a five-minute audiovisual adventure, spanning 50 years of Moore’s Law.  Some of the highlights are summarized below, with a few screen shot captures – the full video is definitely… Read More


Intel 2022 Investor Meeting

Intel 2022 Investor Meeting
by Scotten Jones on 02-21-2022 at 6:00 am

Figure 1 Process Innovations

Last Thursday Intel held their investors meeting, in this write up I wanted to focus on my areas of coverage/expertise, process technology and manufacturing.

Technology Development presented by Ann Kelleher

Last year Intel presented their Intel Accelerated plan and, in this meeting, we got a review of where Intel stands on that… Read More