AMD, STMicroelectronics, Globalfoundries Push Gates First

The H Online discusses MIPS, and MIPS. Yes, the MIPS processor, but also Metal Inserted Poly-Silicon, or placing the gate first. AMD, STMicroelectronics, and Globalfoundries are proponents of Gate First while Intel and TSMC are Gate Last fans.

Fittingly, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will be holding the "Global Technology Conference" GTC2010 in Taiwan and Shanghai this mid-October. The main topics will be 28-nm HKMG technology and the road map towards 22/20 nm. Together with AMD and STMicroelectronics GLOBALFOUNDRIES intends to point out the advantages of the "Gate-First" approach over the "Gate-Last" technology from Intel and TSMC - the latter actually switched from First to Last. The discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of the different process sequences have been going on for a long time now.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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