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How many 3D roadmaps do we need?

With separate 2D roadmaps already needed for Logic, DRAM, and Flash, will divergent IC applications call for multiple 3D roadmaps (perhaps global vs. local interconnect, memory-stack vs. SoC, etc.)?
By Ed Korczynski on Jul. 09, 2009

#1

At Tezzaron, we see two very distinict models. One for 25um pitch and higher and one for 10um pitch and lower. +25um is a chip to chip high density interconnect where as the -10um is a circuit level 3D realization.
By Robert Patti, July 9, 2009 - 12:44pm

#2

Thanks for the details, Robert. One concern in all of this is terminology, so (just to be clear that we're using the same terms) does >25um pitch always mean "global" (between circuit blocks) interconnect and <10um always mean "local" (within a circuit block) for you?
By Ed Korczynski, July 9, 2009 - 4:12pm

#3

Regarding #2

We typically don't use those terms, but I think they are good. The 25um pitch I see as major function I/O, like memory to processor. The <10um is definately at a small functional block level, not gate to gate but ALU to register file type function.
By Robert Patti, July 17, 2009 - 7:20pm
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