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Strategies for Closing the ITRS Funding Gap



Yaw S. Obeng, Stephen Knight, Joaquin (. Martinez


For over 35 years, each IC generation has doubled the transistor count while cutting the cost per function in half. This progress, described by Moore's Law, has resulted primarily from scaling device dimensions and wafer size. In reality, the 'Moore's Law' is not a law; it is not based on physical principles, and is thus not assured of continuation. For each generation, it works only if the cost per function can be reduced in the face of increasing process complexity.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Nano 08
Conference Dates
August 18-21, 2008
Conference Location
Arlington, TX


ITRS, CMOS, EUV, roadmap, technology, funding


Obeng, Y. , Knight, S. and Martinez, J. (2008), Strategies for Closing the ITRS Funding Gap, IEEE Nano 08 , Arlington, TX, [online], (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created August 18, 2008, Updated February 17, 2017