Execs, engineers point to new path
Rick Merritt, EETimes
7/13/2018 00:01 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — Moore’s Law is dead, long live AI. That’s the semiconductor industry’s new rallying cry, sounded at a daylong symposium sponsored by Applied Materials at Semicon West.
“The time of the node train is coming to an end. There needs to be greater collaboration from materials to devices — hardware, software and systems” in new avenues, said Steve Ghanayem, former head of Applied’s transistor and interconnect group now scouting for acquisitions and alliances to take the company in directions beyond Moore’s Law.
Moore’s Law is not entirely dead, of course. The race to smaller chips continues — for a few.
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