29 Aug '16, 3pm

via @eetimes

via @eetimes

The industry is at a crossroads: some designs pursue scaling to 7nm while the majority stay on 28nm or older nodes. As we have predicted more than two years back, the industry is bifurcating, and just a few products pursue scaling to 7nm while the majority of designs stay on 28nm or older nodes. Our 2014 blog 28nm — The Last Node of Moore's Law has now been confirmed. At the time we wrote: “After the 28nm node, we can continue to make transistors smaller, but not cheaper. ” It is illustrated in the following slide, presented by Samsung at the recent Semicon West 2016. Click here for larger image Intel did announce that going forward, the time between nodes will increase but it still claims it can keep reducing transistors cost. Yet Intel’s underwhelming successes as a foundry suggest otherwise. We have discussed it in a blog titled Intel — The Litmus Test , and it was esse...

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