Technology scaling has provided the semiconductor industry a recipe to successfully meet the application demands for performance for over three decades. This computational capacity was further fueled by the success of circuit and architecture-level innovation, which provided performance improvement in each processor generation. However, future processor… (More)
Cell libraries determine the final density, performance, and power of most IC designs much as the construction materials determine the quality of a building. Nevertheless, the importance of libraries has often been a tertiary consideration in design projects-falling behind both design skill and tool quality. Choosing the right cell library for your project… (More)
Rapid, precise movements of the hand and tongue are necessary to complete a wide range of tasks in everyday life. However, the understanding of normal neural control of force production is limited, particularly for the tongue. Functional neuroimaging studies of incremental hand pressure production in healthy adults revealed scaled activations in the basal… (More)
Given the exponential increase of fabrication costs, the global recession and credit crunch, one may ask if Moore's Law is financially viable beyond 22nm node. Can we justify the return-of-investment (ROI) for continuous scaling beyond 22nm? Shall we consider other alternatives for integration, such as silicon-in-a-package (SiP) or 3D integrations?
Introduction The field of microelectronics has had a profound impact on both the scientific world and on our personal lives. Through astonishing advances in performance, microprocessors have replaced traditional mainframes and supercomputers with microprocessor-based workstations and servers. The remarkable decrease in cost vs. performance for… (More)