IBM's "2nm" Gate-all-around - will it matter?

By: Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org), May 11, 2021 10:31 am
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Kester L (nobody.delete@this.nothing.com) on May 11, 2021 8:22 am wrote:
> Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org) on May 11, 2021 8:05 am wrote:
> > The way to reduce the manufacturing costs to an acceptable level is to share them with hundreds
> > of other customers, by having mask sets and processed wafers in common with everybody.
>
> Isn't this basically what MOSIS has been doing for a while now?
>

MOSIS has been the most well-known example, but the access to MOSIS, both to the documentation required for designing and to the actual manufacturing, has become more and more restrictive over the years.

On the other hand, at least for the time being, while Google sponsors the projects, to SkyWater Technologies I could have sent an IC design myself, if I had not been very busy lately with other projects.

For SkyWater Technology there is public access to a PDK, i.e. to the design rules, for a reasonably modern 130-nm CMOS technology, so anyone can make a design without needing to make any contract or any other form of commitment, so you can design something even if that is just to evaluate the feasibility of a device, without any intention to produce it and pay anything for it (except the development time, of course).



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