Microprocessor Technology

Slides: PDF

New Sources:

  • Brooke Crothers, “End of Moore’s Law: It’s not just about physics,” CNet. August 28, 2013. CNet
  • Required Reading:

  • Oliver, Sam. “Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules.” Apple Insider. August 26, 2015.
  • Craig R. Barrett. From Sand to Silicon: Manufacturing an Integrated Circuit, Scientific American, Special Issue, The Solid-State Century, January 1998, pp. 55-61. (Search: e-Journals/ Scientific American Archive Online/article (full text) Scientific American
  • Chris Mack. The Multiple Lives of Moore’s Law: Why Gordon Moore’s grand prediction has endured for 50 years, March 2015 (full text) IEEE Spectrum
  • References:

  • John Markoff. “Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips.” The New York Times. September 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/technology/smaller-faster-cheaper-over-the-future-of-computer-chips.html?_r=0
  • Dan Hutcheson. "Transistors, by the Numbers: A look at Moore's Law in action" April, 2015. IEEE Spectrum
  • Agam Shah. "IBM Spending $3 Billion to Rethink Decades-old Computer Design," Computerworld, July 10, 2014. Computerworld.com
  • Christopher Mims. "Forget 'the Cloud'; Computing's Future Lies in 'the Fog,' The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2014. The Wall Street Journal
  • Tony Afshary. "Achieving Low Latency: The Fall and Rise of Storage Caching," Datanami, July 1, 2013. Datanami
  • Lawrence Latif. "TSMC Warns of Five Year Struggle with 450mm Wafers," The Inquirer, June 12, 2012. The Inquirer
  • Joel Hruska. "This is what the death of Moore's Law Looks Like," TextremeTech, March 17, 2014. TextremeTech
  • Brian Santo, Sally Adee. "Multicore Made Simple," IEEE Spectrum, September 24, 2009. IEEE Spectrum
  • Ashlee Vance. "Chip Designer Prepares for Wider Demand in Everyday Things," The New York Times, September 20, 2010. The New York Times
  • Oliver Staley. "Innovator, Walt de Heer," Bloomberg Businessweek, September 27, 2010. Businessweek
  • John Markoff. "From Stanford, a Computer to Push Beyond the Boundaries of Silicon," The New York Times, September 25, 2013. The New York Times
  • Agam Shah. "Here's an Intel chip that uses wine, yes, wine, for power," Computerworld, September 12, 2013. Computerworld
  • Don Clark. "Intel Unveils New Ultra-Small Chips," The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2013. The Wall Street Journal
  • Don Clark, Eva Dou. "PCs Learn new Tricks for Mobile Age," The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2013. The Wall Street Journal
  • Simson L. Garfinkel. "Turing's Enduring Importance," Technology Review, March/April 2012. Technology Review
  • Kate Greene. "Cloud-Powered GPS Chip Slashes Smartphone Power Consumption," MIT Technology Review. Technology Review
  • Peter Clarke. "China Makes its own 22-nm Transistor," EETimes, December 21, 2012. EETimes
  • John Markoff, "New Storage Device is Very Small, at 12 Atoms," The New York Times, 1/17/2012. The New York Times
  • David Pogue. "Pretty Tablet, Though Late For the Ball," The New York Times, 6/30/2011. The New York Times
  • Don Clark. "Intel, Seeking Edge on Rivals, Rethinks Its Building Block," The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2011. The Wall Street Journal
  • Agam Shah. "Intel aims to reshape chips for next-gen mobile devices," Computerworld, February 21, 2011. Computerworld
  • Jack Clark. "Intel: Why a 1,000-core chip is feasible," ZDNet UK, December 30, 2010. ZDNet UK
  • Anand Lal Shimpi. "Intel's Sandy Bridge Architecture Exposed," Anandtech.com, September 14, 2010. Anandtech.com
  • Rupert Goodwins. "A Close-up on Intel's Knights Ferry Platform" ZDNet UK, June 1, 2010. ZDNet UK
  • Anton Shilov. "Intel Outlines Process Technology Roadmap," Xbit Laboratories, August 22, 2009. Xbit Laboratories
  • Martin Campbell-Kelly. "The Origin of Computing," Scientific American, August 21, 2009. Scientific American
  • Mark T. Bohr, Robert S. Chau, Tahir Ghani & Kaizad Mistry. "The High-k Solution," IEEE Spectrum, October 2007. IEEE Spectrum
  • "Intel pushes for 80-core CPU by 2010" vnunet.com
  • Markoff, John. "Intel Says Chips Will Run Faster, Using Less Power," The New York Times, January 27, 2007. The New York Times