Architecture is the new driver, say Arm, Micron, Xilinx
By Rick Merritt, EETimes
July 19, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Chief executives of Arm, Micron, and Xilinx gave diverging views on the outlook for Moore’s Law but shared enthusiasm for the future of semiconductors in a panel hosted by the Churchill Club here.
Moore’s Law has run out of gas, “and that is profound,” said Victor Peng, CEO of Xilinx, pointing to the rising costs of increasing performance and reducing power and area of chips.
“You can get one of the three, it’s hard to get two of three, and I would challenge anyone who says they can get three of the three,” he said. Today’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems only remove the complexity of multi-patterning today’s chips, the 7-5-3-nm names of the latest nodes “are all marketing numbers, and no one has fixed the interconnect problem.”
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