(February 22, 2009)
I recently attended the International Solid States Circuits Conference, which was held in San Francisco on February 9-11. (The main conference, there are other events before and after).
My report "Highlights of the 2009 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)" is now available for (free) download from the website of digdia, where I am doing some work as a Strategic Analyst. Here is the abstract from the report:
The theme of this year’s ISSCC was “Adaptive Circuits and Systems”. Though semiconductor manufacturing technology may be close to reaching the physical limits of Moore’s Law, ISSCC-2009 showed that we are clearly not there yet. Progress continues to be made in shrinking transistors, with Intel disclosing the first use of 32nm technology, while also providing a vision for achieving the next step down to 22nm.I invite all of you to go to digdia.com to get the free download. A more comprehensive report, with detailed analysis of the trends and implications for the semiconductor and EDA industries, will be available for purchase at a later date. Please contact me if you are interested, or if you have a particular topic that you would like to see me cover.
Presenters at ISSCC-2009 demonstrated how advances in technology and circuit innovation can be combined to make more adaptable devices, using digital control and programmability to provide benefits for many applications. This report highlights the most significant innovations from ISSCC in the areas of consumer electronics and digital media.