The growing challenges of traditional chip scaling at advanced nodes are prompting the industry to take a harder look at different options for future devices. Scaling is still on the list, with the industry laying plans for 5nm and beyond. But less conventional approaches are becoming more viable and gaining traction, as well, including advanced packaging and in-memory computing. Some options are already here, while others are still in R&D and require more funding to get off the ground. Some may never work. Nevertheless, the industry is looking for solutions, whether that involves IC scaling or novel approaches. Chip scaling is being pursued by several chipmakers and foundry customers. For this, chipmakers are ramping up 10nm/7nm, with 5nm and 3nm in R&D. But at each node, the costs are escalating, meaning that only a select few with deep pockets can afford to migrate to the next step. Plus, the benefits of scaling are shrinking at each node, and the traditional approach is no … [Read more...] about What’s the Right Path For Scaling?
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The number of technology options continue to grow for advanced packaging, including new and different ways to incorporate so-called silicon bridges in products. For some time, Intel has offered a silicon bridge technology called Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), which makes use of a tiny piece of silicon with routing layers that connects one chip to another in an IC package. In addition, Amkor, Imec and Samsung are separately developing silicon bridge technologies for packaging. Each technology is slightly different, but the idea is similar. Silicon bridges serve as an in-package interconnect for multi-die packages. They also are positioned as an alternative to 2.5D packages using silicon interposers. Like 2.5D, silicon bridges provide more I/Os in packages, which can address the memory bandwidth bottleneck challenges in systems. In 2.5D, dies are stacked or placed side-by-side on top of an interposer, which incorporates through-silicon vias (TSVs). The interposer acts as … [Read more...] about Bridges Vs. Interposers
Advertisement Editor’s Picks Zunum Aero’s Hybrid Electric Airplane Aims To Rejuvenate Regional Travel Cheaper, Lighter, Quieter: The Electrification of Flight Is at Hand CES 2018: Intel's CEO Becomes First Passenger in an Air Taxi I am sitting in the cockpit of one of the most extraordinary airplanes in the world. It’s a two-seat trainer called the 330LE, made by Extra Aircraft but fitted with an electric motor by Siemens, a huge company not known for aviation. I pull my feet clear of the control pedals just before the pilot turns the thing on. The propeller immediately spins into transparency. And yet it’s so quiet that we could easily converse without headsets. That’s the first sign that this plane is powered by electricity. We start rolling down the little runway, in a grassy field outside of Budapest. It’s 10 o’clock on a sunny morning, and there are farms off in the distance. Suddenly we lurch into the sky and begin … [Read more...] about Hybrid Electric Airliners Will Cut Emissions—and Noise
NEW YORK & RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--C40 Cities, a global network of megacities committed to urgent climate action, and leading analytics platform Qlik are bringing the power of data and analytics to the fight against climate change. C40 will leverage Qlik’s analytics platform to create engaging, actionable data applications for its 96 member cities to gain valuable insights on performance, collaboration opportunity and world-changing policies. This partnership comes as part of the Qlik Corporate Responsibility program, which provides software and services to NGOs to transform their organizations through insights, advancing their ability to positively impact climate change and associated humanitarian issues through data.“The urgency of the climate crisis means that city leaders must use every tool available to them to tackle the threats of climate change, with data among the most critical. Cities have shown their commitment to share data, ideas and … [Read more...] about Qlik and C40 Cities Partner to Help the World’s Megacities Fight Climate Change with Data and Analytics
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2018--The "North America Nanofibers Market - Segmented by Type, End-user Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.North American Nanofibers Market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. The market is expected to increase rapidly owing to its rapid growth from the energy storage segment.The North American nanofibers market is slated to emerge as the second fastest-growing market after Asia-Pacific, currently having shares of 29% and 44% respectively. The U.S and Canadian scientists use various types of nanofiber materials to mainly achieve the energy-efficient energy conversions, energy-saving air, and water purification, and nanofibers customized tissue engineering and drug delivery systems.Key HighlightsGrowing Commercialization Due to Increasing End-user Industrial ApplicationsGrowing Demand in Energy Storage … [Read more...] about North American Nanofibers Market 2018-2023