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Posted: July 10, 2008
Chipworks' Senior Technical Advisor to Present at SEMICON West on 65nm and 45nm Devices
(Nanowerk News) Dick James, Senior Technology Analyst, Chipworks, to discuss "65 and 45 nm Devices – an Overview" at SEMICON West in the Challenges in Device Scaling TechXPOT, North Hall, on Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Moscone Conference Center, West Hall, Level 2, San Francisco
When: To book a meeting with Dick James, please contact [email protected]
Presentation Abstract: "65 and 45 nm Devices – an Overview"
Towards the end of 2007 the first 45-nm process node devices were launched by Panasonic and Intel. This node is notable not only for the expected reduction in feature sizes, but also for the introduction of a high-k dielectric and metal gate into the transistor structure. Chipworks, as a supplier of competitive intelligence to the semiconductor and electronics industries, monitors the evolution of chip processes as they come into commercial production.
So far, Intel is the only company using high-k/metal gates in its 45-nm product. Other leading-edge manufacturers have announced that they will start 45-nm production in 2008, but have been less specific as to when they will adopt the new materials. This short talk discusses some of the different transistor structures we have seen during the evolution of 65-nm technology, and examines the first 45-nm parts introduced.
Dick will be demonstrating ICInside Surveyor, a software application for browsing the very high magnification layout images of semiconductors. It is like having a Scanning Electron Microscope on your desktop. Several MEMS parts will be demonstrated, including those from Bosch, Freescale, and SiTime.
Chipworks is the recognized leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis of semiconductors and electronic systems. The company’s ability to analyze the circuitry and physical composition of these systems makes them a key partner in the success of the world’s largest semiconductor and microelectronics companies. These companies depend on Chipworks to secure, defend, and grow market share, and to save millions of dollars in royalty payments and product design costs, allowing them to earn millions by licensing patents, designing superior products, and launching new products faster. Intellectual property groups and their legal counsel trust Chipworks for success in patent licensing and litigation. Research & Development and Product Management rely on Chipworks for success in new product design and launch. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Chipworks maintains offices worldwide.