If there has been one prominent, industry-wide trend in chip design over the past half-decade or so, it has been the growing use of chiplets. The tiny dies have become an increasingly common feature as chip makers look to them to address everything from chip manufacturing costs to the overall scalability of a design. Be it simply splitting up a formerly monolithic CPU in to a few pieces, or going to the extreme with 47 chiplets on a single package, chiplets are already playing a big part in chip design today, and chip makers have made it clear that it’s only going to grow in the future. In the meantime, after over 5 years of serious, high-volume use, chiplets and the technologies underpinning them seem...
In today’s Intel Accelerated event, the company is driving a stake into the ground regarding where it wants to be by 2025. CEO Pat Gelsinger earlier this year stated...326 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/26/2021
Earlier this year, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined his new ‘IDM 2.0’ vision for Intel. This vision was a three pronged strategy based on improving its own process...32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/12/2021
Interposers. EMIB. Foveros. Die-to-die stacking. ODI. AIB.TSVs. All these words and acronyms have one overriding feature – they are all involved in how two bits of silicon physically connect...9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/2/2020
One of the issues facing next-generation 3D stacking of chips is how to increase the density of the die-to-die interface. More connections means better data throughput, reducing latency and...32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/14/2020
Yesterday, Samsung Electronics had announced a new 3D IC packaging technology called eXtended-Cube, or “X-Cube”, allowing chip-stacking of SRAM dies on top of a base logic die through TSVs. Current...21 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/14/2020
One of AMD’s key messages at its Financial Analyst Day 2020 is that the company wants to remain on the leading edge when it comes to process node technology...12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020
While Intel works on getting its main manufacturing process technology on track, it is spending just as much time and effort in researching and developing the rest of the...117 by Ian Cutress on 4/17/2019