Keynotes at this year’s IRPS conference focused on the way in which scaling is forcing changes to the way that the reliability aspects of semiconductors are examined.
Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) has launched a tool intended to help fabless chipmakers squeeze more out of existing processes rather than accept the risk and expense of moving to more advanced, finFET-based processes.
TCAD specialist GSS says nanowire transistors look practical down to 5nm but that designers need to carefully explore how the wires are shaped as quantum-confinement effects take hold
Gold Standard Simulations has run simulations to work out how much of an improvement Intel's new rectangular shape represents.
Foundry licenses atomistic TCAD simulator to better understand key aspects of advanced process nodes.
FinScale has developed a design and process recipe for a finFET structure that the company claims is easier to make but which provides better performance than existing approaches.
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