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mike655mm
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re: Common Platform group to discuss 14-nm at forum
mike655mm   2/10/2012 10:20:17 PM
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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.

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re: Common Platform group to discuss 14-nm at forum
Oscar Law   2/10/2012 4:11:52 PM
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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.

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re: Common Platform group to discuss 14-nm at forum
goafrit   2/10/2012 3:26:03 PM
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One could ask what the overall benefit of this continuous miniaturization when we have not managed the process issues in larger feature sizes.



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