As the IoE kicks into gear and Moore’s Law slows down, what’s next?


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JANUARY 7TH, 2016 – BY: ERNEST WORTHMAN

We all know that sub-10nm is coming. But is that really what will define the next generation of semiconductors?

Progress in semiconductor technology increasingly is not just about advancements in the hardware. It also involves advancements in applications and technologies peripheral to the devices themselves. That may sound counterintuitive, but going forward the technology, applications and software that are combined to produce bleeding-edge performance won’t necessarily be tied to just raw performance of silicon.

In fact, there is a whole slew of metrics regarding how technological improvement in semiconductors affect the device development to which they apply. For example, how much demand will there be for 10nm circuits if the cost of a wafer is $500,000?

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