Rick Merritt, EETimes
2/1/2016 03:00 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO – Moore’s Law has a long life, but pure vanilla CMOS process technology -- not so much. That’s the view of Intel’s top fab executive, speaking to an audience of chip designers.
“The economics of Moore’s Law are sound if we focus on reducing cost per transistor,” William Holt told about 3,000 attendees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) here. But “beyond CMOS we’ll see changes in everything, probably even in computer architecture,” he said.
The general manager of Intel’s technology and manufacturing group declined to share his thoughts about which of a “rich variety” of post-CMOS technologies chip makers will use or when. New techniques span tunneling FETs, ferroelectric FETs, spintronics, new III-V materials and more.
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