Maximizing Value Post-Moore’s Law
By Brian Bailey, Semiconductor Engineering
The value of a semiconductor can be difficult to measure because it involves costs and benefits over time. As market segments feel different pressures, maximizing value is going in several directions.
When Moore’s Law was in full swing, almost every market segment considered moving to the next available node as a primary way to maximize value. But today, each major market segment is looking at different strategies that are more closely aligned with its individual needs. This diversity will end up causing both pain and opportunities in the supply chain.
Once those schemes are decided upon, you want to ensure that the process is being followed all through the design creation process so that when you enter the ATPG phase, you will not have to cycle back and fix your design just because something wasn’t defined correctly.”