SOC Design

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Is the end near?

Today's Electronic News carries an interview with Rick Hill, chairman and CEO of IC-manufacturing equipment supplier Novellus. Hill says that 65nm manufacturing technology looks like the economic end of the road for lithography shrinks because we're getting perilously close to tolerances measured in single atomic layers and we're using charge packets composed of very few electrons to represent ones and zeroes. Thoughtful reading.