Category Archives: Semiconductor Technology

Developments in semiconductors

Two-Dimensional Meta-Materials

The term meta-materials refers to materials that are created by producing material structures that do not occur in nature and also can be created with structural complexity that [..]

Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology

Year end Wrap-up

The most popular technical/computer topic at the end of 2023 was Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was briefly touched on in last month’s blog.  As 2023 draws to [..]

Semiconductor Technology, Technology

Power Challenges for Greater Computing

As mentioned in previous blogs [Ref. 1] the power consumption to manufacture semiconductors has raised concern.  The International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) [Ref. 2] has been [..]

Semiconductor Technology

More Optical Metamaterials

Previous blogs have covered metamaterials for optics including an invisibility cloak.  Reference 1 moves into the shorter wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light.  It is interesting in that [..]

Metamaterials, Semiconductor Technology

3-D and Electronics

There has been a lot written about 2-D transistors and the coming applications involving the properties of the circuitry and its ability to create denser circuitry.  There are [..]

Electronics, Semiconductor Technology, Uncategorized

More nanomaterials, or is it metamaterials, or semiconductors?

Last month’s blog covered changes that are coming in the structure of semiconductor transistors.  With the announcement of 3nm devices [Ref. 1}, there is no uncertainty that the [..]

Metamaterials, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology

A New Year, New Opportunities

Semiconductors are always in the news as the drive for greater capabilities in ever decreasing package sizes.  With the announcement of 3nm node devices going into production, the [..]

Semiconductor Technology

Chiplets – What are semiconductor chiplets and why needed

As there are more references to the development of semiconductor chiplets, it might be useful to consider what they are and why they are needed. As the size [..]

Semiconductor Technology

Where Wafer Scale Integration Came From

This is a story that starts in the early days of electronics.  As new concepts were developed for applications employing electricity, there was a need to develop a [..]

Semiconductor Technology

Is there an end to transistor area density shrinkage?

Moore’s Law is quoted in many different forms.  Basically, area density is a primary focus.  If the difference between generations in a 30% reduction in dimensions, then the [..]

Semiconductor Technology