Future semiconductor research leadership empowered by design automation


This article authored by Myung-hee Na, Senior Technical Staff Member, Semiconductor Technology Research, IBM Research; Karim El Sayed, Director of R&D, Synopsys; Victor Moroz, Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys The number of variables...

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Systems

August 10, 2017

Recent papers detail carbon nanotube scalabilty, integration breakthroughs


Carbon nanotubes appeal to the semiconductor industry because they’re superior electrical conductors compared to silicon with a mere 1 nanometer body thickness. So why don’t we have CNT chips in...

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Systems

July 5, 2017

Using an air cavity to boost the performance of a...


This week the International Microwave Symposium kicks off as part of Microwave Week 2017, where I am giving a talk on new phased array packaging developments for 5G communications. I...

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Microelectronics

June 6, 2017

Under pressure: New ptychography technique examines stressed atoms in 3D


Think of it as a CT scan. But for atoms. The nano-probe is building a 3D model of that device’s atomic structure, for which we can examine the amount of...

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Nanotechnology

May 15, 2017

You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics


Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses...

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Accessibility

April 14, 2017

Joint program puts “cognitive” in chip manufacturing


Computer chips can fail in countless ways, from countless sources in the manufacturing process. Even with terabytes of sensor data pouring from the manufacturing equipment used to make them, there...

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Microelectronics

March 7, 2017

Advancing toward 7nm


This is the fourth of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Air spacers for 10nm chips


This is the third of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Another kind of chip with carbon nanotubes


This is the second of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Mapping hot spots at 10nm and below


This is the first of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Material innovation key to 7nm and beyond


As our semiconductor research team in Albany, NY continues to scale CMOS technology towards future nodes – to 10nm, 7nm, and beyond – the transistor channel resistance that determines current...

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June 23, 2016