FinFETs for 7nm and below processes will be able to integrate high-mobility III-V materials despite being built on silicon processes, thanks to recent work by imec.
TSMC stays the course with new co-CEOs as Morris Chang retains executive leadership for now while finFET, 3D and other new technologies settle in.
TSMC 16nm finFET process and efforts to increase p-finFET mobility using germanium to be detailed at December's International Electron Devices Meeting.
Xilinx aims to be first of the FPGA makers to produce 20nm devices, expecting to move to production samples for some products by the end of the year.
Altera has disclosed a number of the features that will make it into the top end of its upcoming 'Generation 10' family of FPGAs.
The arrival of the finFET brings with it simulation and physical restrictions that might lead teams to resort to layout automation to get the job done.
The increasing use of graphics in mobile SoCs means that finFET processes need to be optimised for density and power - as well as early availability at low risk.
CMOS approaches are likely to underpin electronics for the next century, according to Chenming Hu, father of the finFET
Xilinx and TSMC are forming a single engineering team to accelerate development of a family of finFET-based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Physical-IP startup SureCore has been awarded $380,000 to build a demo chip for a low-power SRAM design the company is aiming at finFET and FD-SOI processes.
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