With or without new leading-edge microprocessors, the demand for faster compute, bigger storage and speedier networks continues to grow. As this year’s conference will show, the industry keeps coming up with new ways to deliver.
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After a remarkable run for the semiconductor industry, this year's show marks the start of what is likely to be a pivotal year. Here's what I'll be looking for in Las Vegas.
At the VLSI Symposia, Samsung gave the first detailed look at its 7nm platform, which is likely to be the first chipmaking process to use a new form of lithography that has been in the works for decades.
Both DRAM and flash memory pose plenty of technology challenges. At the VLSI Symposia, Micron explained how it has overcome these hurdles and why customers will continue to demand larger and faster memory.
The chipmaker already dominates the market for training deep neural networks. At its annual GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia made the case for using GPUs not only to train ever bigger models, but also to run these neural networks in data centers to revolutionize industries.
A recent tour of the company's remarkable fab in upstate New York illustrated both how far the foundry has come and how challenging the future will be for advanced chipmakers.
The development of its own 7nm technology is a significant milestone for customers like AMD and IBM that need the highest performance. But GlobalFoundries has also evolved into a full-service foundry with a range of technology and products.
Samsung, TSMC and GlobalFoundries have all committed to timelines for next-generation EUV lithography. But Intel is still playing hard to get.
The road to 10nm has been long and hard, but it appears Intel ultimately figured out how to deliver the benefits of scaling. The first Cannon Lake laptops should be just around the corner.
AMD CEO Lisa Su capped a big year for the company with an opening address at IEDM 2017 where she predicted that a new approach to chip design will deliver another decade of big performance gains.