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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 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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July 13, 2020

Heterogeneous integration calls for new approaches

Heterogeneous integration has the potential to overcome the yield and cost challenges presented by the growing headwinds associated with process scaling. But it may take a dramatic rethink in design approaches.
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June 16, 2020

Transistor stacks piled high at VLSI

As 2D scaling becomes increasingly difficult, researchers reporting at VLSI Symposia have focused attention on what can be done in the third dimensions to improve density and performance without a sudden break from conventional CMOS processes.
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May 26, 2020

Nanometer scaling puts focus on power at VLSI in June

Adaptive power-aware clocking and buried rails are among the techniques to be explored at the 2020 VLSI Symposia.
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December 18, 2019

Capacitive link to power cheap wireless tags

Imec, TNO, and Cartamundi have developed a low-cost way of letting tags communicate with embedded devices wirelessly by using a capacitive touchscreen.
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October 14, 2019

Integration forms highlights of upcoming IEDM

Different forms of heterogeneous integration take center stage at the IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in December this year.
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July 2, 2019

The road to ES Design West: Location, location, location

There's still plenty of time to build a busy and profitable agenda for a visit to ES Design West and SEMICON West in San Francisco next week.
December 12, 2018

IEDM shows progress on embedded eMRAM

Embedded magnetic RAM is emerging as a contender for on-chip memory not just from a density standpoint but from that of power.
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