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Building 3D-ICs: Tool Flow and Design Software Part 1

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11/14/2011 04:23 PM EST
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Astronut0   12/5/2011 8:57:52 PM
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Part 2 of this article is available here: http://www.eetimes.com/design/eda-design/4230786/Building-3D-ICs--Tool-Flow-and-Design-Software-Part-2

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Astronut0   11/28/2011 10:33:21 PM
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They'll change their minds when they see how 3D-ICs can simplify their designs. DRAM is much smaller when it's not embedded; it also has less leakage. Without embedded DRAM, the logic can be tighter & faster. It's a win-win for any SOC designer who's willing to think outside the plane.

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resistion   11/16/2011 9:01:39 AM
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Some embedded designers bristle at the mention of 3DIC, since normally they put logic, memory, etc on same chip. These guys won't redesign for 3DIC overnight!

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