IEDM 2020


January 15, 2021

Copper’s future is troubled but it’s likely to stick around

The metal has done sterling service for 20 years but the time is approaching to find a replacement for copper as problems with parasitics continue to build up, work presented at last month’s IEDM shows. But it's not an obvious switch.
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December 21, 2020

Plasmonics may point way to faster interchip comms

Work by the University of Toronto and Arm presented at IEDM indicates plasmonics could be a viable contender for high-speed chip-chip communications.
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December 18, 2020

Backside metal defends against IR drop and side-channel attacks

Work presented at IEDM 2020 shows taking advantage of the IC backside for power and ground for the additional area can deliver further benefits for IR drop and security.
December 17, 2020

Macronix proposes 3D to breathe life back into NOR flash

At IEDM this year, Macronix showed how a 3D architecture may bring back NOR flash, which stopped scaling a decade ago.
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December 15, 2020

Chipmaking’s new environment presented at IEDM

Imec's senior vice president of CMOS outlined future directions for the technology over the coming decade.
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November 9, 2020

IEDM 2020 highlights transistor and interconnect advances

This year's IEDM will feature papers that exploit stacked nanoribbons to reduce CMOS footprint, graphene interconnects that support easier integration, and the variability prospects of 2D semiconductors.
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June 24, 2020

IEDM switches to virtual format for 2020

The organizers of the 66th annual IEDM have decided to hold the December conference virtually.
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May 28, 2020

IEDM plans for San Francisco in December

The IEEE plans to stage the 66th International Electron Device Meeting as a physical event in mid-December.
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