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.
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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.
Modelling work by Gold Standard Simulations indicates that gate-last is the sensible choice at 20nm from a design point of view because of variability problems with gate-first processes.
A startup has analyzed the shape of Intel's fins and found the process is not quite as well-behaved as circuit designers would perhaps like.
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