U.S. military lacks leading-edge chips
Rick Merritt, EETimes
7/27/2018 00:01 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Defense is pushing for a $2.2 billion program to fund a broad range of electronics efforts. The news came at an event here where speakers agreed that Moore’s Law is slowing but chip advances will continue thanks to a basket of alternatives to CMOS scaling.
The event was a coming-out party for the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI), an evolving set of research programs valued at $1.5 billion over five years. They aim to counter two common enemies — the decline of Moore’s Law and the rise of China.
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