Why IBM is suing GlobalFoundries over Chip Roadmap failures


An interesting article on delicate relationship between chip designs and foundries

The tight linkage between chip designs and chip manufacturing processes has caused its shared of havoc in the IT sector, and it is getting worse as Moore’s Law has slowed and Dennard scaling died a decade ago. Wringing more performance out of devices while trying to keep a lid on power draw is causing loads of trouble as chip makers try to advance the state of the art. When there are failures to meet chip process targets set by the foundries of the world, chips drive off the roadmap page and smash on the floor.

Timothy Prickett Morgan (www.TheNextPlatform.com)

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