So will FinFETs revolutionize the tools industry as well. What will happen to conventional layout,schematic,spice tools. How different is FinFETs from the existing FET's and how will it affect the tool vendors ?
Intel has demonstrates 15 nm transistors in the lab several years ago. 7 nm is the width of the gate, not the channel. Even if it is for the channel, it is a three dimension thing, there are more than 1000 atoms for the cross-section.
Collaboration and competition are the yin and yang of R&D. The former conserves resources but suppresses true new innovation. The latter is where the (unforeseen) technology revolutions come from but can become prohibitively expensive and end up inhibiting new development by killing cross-hybridization of ideas between groups. Like biological evolution, it is a messy and nonlinear process.
At the 32-nm node, a chip needs to sell about 30 to 40 billion units to recoup the costs associated with it, Hsu said. At the 20-nm node, the "breakeven" point jumps to between 60 and 100 million units, Hsu said.
the 32-nm node--30 to 40 billion units
the 20-nm node--jumps to between 60 and 100 million units
billion & million units ,billion should be million? what's wrong here??
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