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Semiconductor Engineering: Chiplets For The Masses

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in this new Semiconductor Engineering article:

Chiplets for The Masses

March 3rd, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

Chiplets are technically and commercially viable, but not yet accessible to the majority of the market. How does the ecosystem get established?

“I look at the pictures of Intel’s new chips, and it turns out there are eight compute tiles that could be called chiplets, put together with some strips in the middle that contain cache and interconnect tiles,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “And it is all sitting on a silicon substrate. There are clearly places where it is worth the money, and worth the efforts. But this paradigm has to be built on standards. It needs to cover the electrical properties, communications, physical attributes, etc. You cannot build different chiplets for every company. No matter how you look at it, it is still a chip and you have to go through all the steps you normally would for a tape-out.”

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip moore's law semiconductor engineering arteris ip cache interconnects intel Michael Frank chips alliance darpa

As Moore’s Law Slows, Hedge Your Bets With Design Process Efficiency

Greater productivity, lower power, smaller die size and greater bandwidth await teams that adopt proven methodologies to streamline design in mature geometries.

Are you dreading the day when Moore’s Law comes to a grinding halt? I’m concerned, but I’m not as fatalistic as some.

Topics: semiconductor industry economics moore's law

Moore's Law is Dead: Long Live SoC Designers

Author's note: This article was originally published in Design & Reuse where it has been read by nearly 2,000 engineers and shared by over 100 people.

As the "Free Lunch" Era Closes, Chip Designers Grow in Value by Providing Innovative Ways to Increase Performance and Cut Power Consumption

Let’s face it, Moore’s Law has been the free lunch program of the semiconductor industry. And now that Moore’s Law is dead, how will SoC designers continue to survive?

Topics: SoC design moore's law