Researcher remains upbeat despite challenges
Rick Merritt, EETimes
10/27/2016 02:00 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Chip makers used to laugh at Greg Yeric’s idea for boosting Moore’s law. It was too difficult and risky. Now they’re researching it.
The experience of the ARM fellow is another sign that engineers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to keep making smaller, faster chips. Yeric expressed optimism for several more generations of semiconductors although he was frank about the challenges ahead, speaking in an interview after a keynote talk at the ARM Tech Con here.
Traditional cost reductions are coming more slowly as power savings and performance increases become harder to find, Yeric said in his talk. Engineers need to scan a wide field of new materials and processes and manage an increasing pace of change affecting the whole supply chain, he said.
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