Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
krisi
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
krisi   5/3/2012 6:12:01 PM
NO RATINGS
I think this might be possible @resistion...Every second generation is much stronger than intermediate versions...0.35um was very strong but 0.25um was weak, then 0.18um was very strong, 90nm so, so, 65nm was probably higher runner than 45nm...etc

resistion
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
resistion   4/25/2012 5:41:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Would it be possible for 20 nm to become tsmc's intermediate node, so to speak, with 17 nm or 16 nm being the "real" next node?

Oscar Law
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
Oscar Law   4/20/2012 3:16:43 PM
NO RATINGS
With the great success of 28nm technology, all the resource are pulled in for production ramp up, it is good choice to offer single process for 20nm generation. Moreover, it is required large amount of efforts for design service support, especially for LDE modeling. Therefore, it is not pure technology decision but also business consideration.

agk
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
agk   4/20/2012 7:41:49 AM
NO RATINGS
The decision made by TSMC will change the majority of the semiconductor devices market soon. Probably again TSMC will compete in 20nm.

PV-Geek
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
PV-Geek   4/19/2012 4:14:57 PM
NO RATINGS
The solutions exist to continue the technology roadmap, but they bring increased layout restriction and cost. Here you see the increased layout restriction manifested in a single process offering and the increased cost manifested in widespread use of multi-pattering techniques at 14nm and below. This is exactly why 3D-IC is becoming a reality as it's high cost is now more in line with the higher cost of smaller nodes. I don't think you will see the roadmap stop as we all want increased functionality in new products. But what you might see is a slow down or even reversal in Moore's law as it has applied to the cost of consumer products. The iPad 10 may be as expensive as a small car, but you may buy it anyway.

resistion
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
resistion   4/19/2012 2:21:41 AM
NO RATINGS
I guess we'll believe it for sure if Intel's 14 nm gets stuck.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
rick merritt   4/18/2012 9:01:45 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree that is the very significant subtext to the news: Semiconductor technology slow down ahead. Make sure you are buckled in as we prepare for the shift to 3-D ICs and/or whatever else comes next.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
mcgrathdylan   4/18/2012 6:30:40 AM
NO RATINGS
@ScottenJ- you are absolutely right. This was my mistake. I have corrected it.

ScottenJ
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
ScottenJ   4/18/2012 4:41:47 AM
NO RATINGS
I didn't think TSMC was going FinFET until 14nm.

daleste
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
daleste   4/18/2012 3:04:17 AM
NO RATINGS
It looks like the shrink roadmap is getting to the end. The savings of the shrink may not be more than the additional cost of the process. It's been a great trip but there may be no more Moore.



Most Recent Comments
mjlinden
 
MWagner_MA
 
Denis.Giri
 
RachelElla
 
RachelElla
 
Bigmarketresearch
 
Bigmarketresearch
 
Krutsch
 
SNORDQUIST662
Most Recent Messages
4/1/2015
8:25:34 AM
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

My Mom the Radio Star
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
3 comments
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

latest comment mjlinden Thanks for your input!
Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll