Items tagged with fabrication

There are two parts to making a microprocessor. That's obviously an oversimplification, because there are actually a multitude of parts, but the two highest-level are design and fabrication. It's all well and good to design a ludicrously-fast, bleeding-edge processor, but it makes little difference if the fabrication... Read more...
What do you think the biggest problem in CPU design is, right now? If you said "thermal density", you win today's prize. You don't actually get anything but our admiration and some well-deserved satisfaction, but that's its own reward, right? As transistors continue to get smaller and smaller, their power... Read more...