Are you serious ? You get the same benefits that its been bringing for 40 years --- lower cost per IC, lower power & higher performance. Intel keeps doing it for these reasons as do their competitors. And if Intel's competition didn't do it, besides not lowering costs & increasing performance, they would fall further & further behind Intel and lose more & more market share.
Due to growth of product complexity, the process shrink is necessary. However, more efforts should spend on process, IP and EDA tool joint development, especially for 14nm finfet technology. For finfet technology, the layout geometry is changed, more unknown layout dependent effects (LDE) appear. The foundry should find experienced engineers to work on this areas for yield (wafer & parametric yield) improvement.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.