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And, What Is Next?

  • Harry Veendrick


The continuous scaling of CMOS devices according to Moore’s law has brought the design complexity in terms of number of transistors and performance requirements to an extremely high level. Design styles and methods need constant adaptation in order to manage this growing complexity and to enable full exploitation of the potentials of advanced CMOS technologies. A prediction of these potentials was presented in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) [38], created by the Semiconductor Industrial Association (SIA). The final ITRS roadmap update was in 2013. Because of the changing semiconductor markets, from computer and consumer to mobile, automotive and IoT, the Semiconductor Industrial Association decided to change the focus of the ITRS towards seven topics and continued with an ITRS 2.0 version. With the end of Moore’s Law at the horizon, ITRS 2016 has become the final roadmap and will be replaced by a new initiative, named the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS), which now also include beyond CMOS or more than Moore devices.


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  • Harry Veendrick
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  1. 1.HeezeThe Netherlands

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