News from the Common Platform Technology Forum
Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2013 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: IBM, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, CNTFETs, nanotubes
You might not think of IBM, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries as working together for a common goal, but much like the HSA the Common Platform Technology Forum brings together some strange bedfellows. The Tech Report had a chance to sit in on some of the conference and just how this disparate group of Fab owners and pure research companies are working together to shape the future of the silicon beasts we all love to hate. One of the main topics of discussion was the move to the 14nm process and just how designs must change in order to shrink the process to that size while at the same time increasing wafer size, with GloFo showing off their plans for the near future. You will also be introduced to the idea of CNTFETs, the proposed carbon nanotube based replacement for Silicon FinFETs which could beat the limits of even Extreme UV lithography if they can be coerced into self assembly. Read on and check out where the second and third largest Fabs on the planet are headed in the next few years.
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