Rick Merritt, EETimes
11/10/2015 03:50 PM EST
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—ARM surveyed its work in everything from servers to cloud services for the Internet of Things at its annual conference here (Tuesday Nov. 10). Mike Muller, ARM's chief technology officer, expressed optimism about the future of the semiconductor industry in a keynote opening the event.
“I still think there’s an incredible amount of innovation ahead of us no matter what people say about flattening of Moore’s Law,” said Muller.
To emphasize his point he showed the equivalent of a six-inch wafer on printed plastic film. The 2-micron NMOS (N-type metal-oxide-semiconductor) design “is not very powerful, [but] it opens up a whole new world of computing,” said Muller. “It will always be 20 years behind silicon, but it does open up new applications — it’s not just about driving down to the smallest geometries you can do a lot with just 100,000 transistors,” he said.
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