Is 7nm the Last Major Node?

The title of this post is stolen from an article by Ed Sperling, published in Semiconductor Engineering, July 20, 2017. I reference it here to cite it as recommended reading.

The list of problems with semiconductor processes beyond 10nm seem overwhelming. New nodes have always looked difficult to achieve, but I … [Read More]

Tezzaron’s Response to Intel’s Tri-Gate “3D” Transistor

Intel’s new transistor is an impressive piece of technology – even more so because it is built in an extremely advanced 22nm process.  However, calling this transistor “3D” has caused some understandable confusion between these transistors and our 3D-ICs (or 3D chips).

Transistors are to a chip what bricks are to … [Read More]