R. Colin Johnson, EETimes
4/5/2016 02:00 AM EDT
SANTA ROSA, Calif.—Intel's future processors at 10-nanometer and beyond will continue to use CMOS for cores, but the cores will be surrounded by novel circuit architectures using new materials that may extend Moore's Law indefinitely.
"Moore's Law was never about scaling, but about the economic benefits of putting more die on wafers," explained keynote speaker, IEEE Fellow Kevin Zhang, vice president of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group, also Intel Director of Circuit Technology who led processor development from the 90-to-22 nanometer nodes. "Intel is adding new circuitry, such as adaptive voltage control that increases yields over using fixed voltages, by making its analog circuits digital or at lease digitally assisted, and by exploring new materials for specific functions around the scaled CMOS cores."
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