NAND Flash Memory Roadmap
Emerging Memory Roadmap
Advanced logic technology platforms are all now based on FinFETs. Intel lead with the introduction of its 2nd generation FinFET in their 14 nm technology. In order to catch up to Intel, the foundries paused scaling so they could manage risk during their 1st generation FinFET insertion. The Samsung 14LP and TSMC 16FF platforms are effectively on 20 nm class design rules, whereas Intel 14 nm overscaled from 22 nm class design rules. This has allowed Intel to overtake the foundries in routed gate density, by a significant factor. The foundries will be ahead of Intel to introduce a 10 nm platform, and we will soon see how much of a density lead the foundries take back, before Intel releases their 10 nm technology.
There is intense demand for even lower power, higher performance, at lower cost. This is due to continued strength in mobile and cloud, but also due to a projected explosion in AI-based computing and 5G connectivity as drivers for market growth. To meet this demand, logic technology node scaling plans are accelerating, rather than slowing down, with 7 nm technology just around the corner.
Fully-Depleted SOI technology has risen as an alternative technology for non-high performance applications, particularly where value-added features such as high-performance analog, RF, and embedded NVM are more important than cost and density. 28 nm class FD-SOI has hit the market and we expect to see more innovative designs on a 22FDX technology platform from Globalfoundries.
Observations that have informed this roadmap:
Roadmap current as of: September 2018
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