Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Flip Side of Moore's Law
Looking forward to 45nm or even 32nm semiconductor devices? Think again. The silicon industry has started to acknowledge that the reliability of integrated circuits is likely to suffer as features continue to shrink. Actions to deal with this issue have ranged from minor modifications, such as widening of operational parameters, to major changes such as separate circuits that monitor aging and damage. Regardless of the approach, OEMs need to be aware of and manage this risk. For more information on how DfR can help, please contact Ed Wyrwas, firstname.lastname@example.org.