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Sunday, October 15, 2017

#376 Some trends are no longer followed

Comments in my previous blog were concerned with semiconductor industry defying the process of Si wafers up-sizing, process which for the last 40 or so was like clockwork.


It looks like we are in the era in which some established trends in advanced semiconductor engineering are coming to an end. The reasons are related to either physical barriers, or to technical challenges, or to business aspects of any given venture. Do you remember how the reduction of the thickness of gate oxide in MOSFETs from initial ~100 nm in early ’70 was essentially on automatic until it came to a screeching halt at around 1 nm some ten years ago? (look for examples of  other trends of the similar nature in coming blogs)


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