What a Large ASIC Should Look Like in a Couple of Years

By Sally Slemons on October 30, 2012 from

... and it looks nothing like today's large ASICs The current state of the art For years, large ASICs like the ones used in network processing, supercomputing and high-end personal computing have had very interesting similarities. The figure below is a fairly typical floorplan of such an ... continue reading

TSV’s: ready for primetime?

By Sally Slemons on January 22, 2010 from

TSV's (through-silicon-vias) are vias through a silicon die that allow for connections to pass to and from the active side of the die to the backside.  These have the potential to really change ... continue reading