SemiWiki: Interconnect Under the Spotlight as Core Counts Accelerate
byOn Apr 17, 2023
Bernard Murphy authored this article about Arteris on SemiWiki.
April 6th, 2023 – by Bernard Murphy
In the march to more capable, faster, smaller, and lower power systems, Moore’s Law gave software a free ride for over 30 years or so purely on semiconductor process evolution. Compute hardware delivered improved performance/area/power metrics every year, allowing software to expand in complexity and deliver more capability with no downsides. Then the easy wins became less easy. More advanced processes continued to deliver higher gate counts per unit area but gains in performance and power started to flatten out. Since our expectations for innovation didn’t stop, hardware architecture advances have become more important in picking up the slack.