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  • 1. A Short Story of the EKV MOS Transistor Model

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 30
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    The EKV MOS transistor model and design methodology evolved from the first weak inversion transistor models of the 1970's. In this first-hand account, Christian Enz chronicles the evolution of the hierarchical structure, limited parameters and flexibility of the EKV model that he developed with colleagues such as Francois Krummenacher and Eric Vittoz (the "E" "K" and "V" of EKV) at the Centre Elec... View full abstract»

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  • 2. Cramming more components onto integrated circuits, Reprinted from Electronics, volume 38, number 8, April 19, 1965, pp.114 ff.

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):33 - 35
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    Moore's theories about the future of transistor technology first appeared in Electronics magazine in April 1965. Termed a "law" years later by Caltech professor Carver Mead, Moore's Law went on to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. View full abstract»

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  • 3. The Stacked Capacitor DRAM Cell and Three-Dimensional Memory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):37 - 41
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    The author chronicles the development of the stacked three-dimensional (3D) DRAM cell, highlighting his role in solving the problems of memory data-bandwidth and forecasting a dramatic increase in memory capacity based on his current work using "super-chip" integration technology. View full abstract»

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  • 4. A 30 Year Retrospective on Dennard's MOSFET Scaling Paper

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):11 - 13
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    The MOSFET scaling principles for obtaining simultaneous improvements in transistor density, switching speed, and power dissipation described by Robert H. Dennard and others in "Design of Ion-implanted MOSFETs with Very Small Physical Dimensions" (1974 ) became a roadmap for the semiconductor industry to provide systematic and predictable transistor improvements. New technology generations emergin... View full abstract»

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  • 5. Computer Architecture and Amdahl's Law

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 9
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    In this thumbnail autobiography, Dr. Amdahl describes his early career, beginning with a serendipitous programming assignment as a graduate student in physics at the University of Wisconsin in 1950 and culminating in the formulation of "Amdahl's Law" in 1967. View full abstract»

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  • 6. The Electronic Watch and Low-Power Circuits

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):7 - 23
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    Renowned as an expert in low-power CMOS circuit design and for groundbreaking work with miniature electronic devices, Dr. Eric A. Vittoz relates his life, work and times in this original retrospective for the SSCS News. According to Yannis Tsividis, also in this issue, Dr. Vittoz's influence continues to grow, as low voltage and low power become increasingly important in the engineering of mobile ... View full abstract»

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  • 7. The gears of genius

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 28
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    A self-described "lone wolf-cub, befriended only by a hyperactive urge to experiment with everything," the author recalls his coming of age in the nascent world of analog circuit design and his emergence as an inventor and author of papers that have become classics in the field. View full abstract»

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  • 8. A JSSC classic paper: Low-power CMOS digital design

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 6
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    This article is one of a series on the most frequently cited papers from the JSSC according to The Journal Citation Report-Science Edition. “Low-power CMOS digital design” by A. P. Chandrakasan, S. Sheng, and R. W. Brodersen originally appeared in April 1992. It is the second most frequently cited in the history of JSSC and is still the most recent paper of any frequently cited from ... View full abstract»

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  • 9. Design of ion-implanted MOSFET's with very small physical dimensions

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):38 - 50
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    This paper considers the design, fabrication, and characterization of very small MOSFET switching devices suitable for digital integrated circuits using dimensions of the order of 1μ. Scaling relationships are presented which show how a conventional MOSFET can be reduced in size. An improved small device structure is presented that uses ion implantation to proVide shallow source and drain ... View full abstract»

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  • 10. Revisiting "Evolution of the MOSFET Dynamic RAM – A Personal View"

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 16
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    This first-person account of the early days of semiconductor memory development is reprinted from the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol ED-31, no 11, Nov. 1984, pp 1549-1555. In it the author explains how his invention of DRAM came about and he chronicles the evolution of DRAM technology from 1967 through 1984. In that period, he reports, there was a lot of circuit and architectural innov... View full abstract»

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  • 11. Bell's Law for the Birth and Death of Computer Classes: A theory of the Computer's Evolution

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 19
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    In 1951 a man could walk inside a computer. By 2010, a computer cluster with millions of processors will have expanded to building size. In this new paper Gordon Bell explains the history of the computing industry, positing a general theory ("Bell's Law) for the creation, evolution, and death of computer classes since 1951. Using the exponential transistor density increases forecast by Moore's Law... View full abstract»

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  • 12. Progress in digital integrated electronics [Technical literaiture, Copyright 1975 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission. Technical Digest. International Electron Devices Meeting, IEEE, 1975, pp. 11-13.]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):36 - 37
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    This article is reprinted from the Internaional Electron Devices Meeting (1975). It discusses the complexity of integrated circuits, identifies their manufacture, production, and deployment, and addresses trends to their future deployment. View full abstract»

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  • 13. Eric Vittoz and the Strong Impact of Weak Inversion Circuits

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 58
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    In a groundbreaking and now classic 1977 paper, Eric Vittoz and J. Fellrath meticulously characterized and developed models for devices operating in the weak inversion region, as well as a variety of circuit building blocks that could operate and exploit the exponential characteristics in this region. Their killer application -- the electronic watch -- employed techniques that are now used in a sc... View full abstract»

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  • 14. A JSSC classic paper: Sigma-Delta converters

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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    The 1988 classic paper by Bernhard E. Boser and Bruce A. Wooley, “The design of sigma-delta modulation analog-to-digital converters,” joins the Web list of frequently cited articles from the JSSC (sscs.org/jssc/top-cites.htm). The list contains Journal articles that have been cited more than 100 times according to the recently updated Scientific Index published by Thomson ISI. There ... View full abstract»

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  • 15. It's about Time: A Brief Chronology of Chronometry

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 49
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    The evolution of clock making, recounted in this article by Thomas H. Lee, advanced dramatically after low-power, quartz-controlled watches were first developed by Eric Vittoz and others at the Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH) over forty years ago. Due in great part to their work, even the least expensive wristwatches today are so precise that the need for better stability no longer drives their... View full abstract»

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  • 16. The History of DRAM Circuit Designs – At the Forefront of DRAM Development –

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):27 - 31
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    Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) has been the only high-density RAM used for over 30 years despite many attempts to replace it. Contributing to IT advances to this day, it has achieved an unprecedented six-fold increase in memory capacity in the last three decades. The author surveys the history of DRAM circuit design in this paper, based on his career at the forefront of DRAM development from ... View full abstract»

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  • 17. The (pre-) history of the integrated circuit: a random walk

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Return to the world of coherers, crystals, catwhiskers, point contacts, and Chilean copper rectifiers. Follow the random path of semiconductor advances made without fundamental understanding. Grow in the confidence that all the good stuff has NOT already been invented. The microprocessor consumes 100 watts, switching at pico-seconds while your brain consumes just 20 to 25 watts, and operates at mi... View full abstract»

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  • 18. Recollections on MOSFET Scaling

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):19 - 22
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    In mid-1970, Bob Dennard , Fritz Gaensslen and Larry Kuhn formalized the constant-field scaling theory and its limitations. Bob Dennard went on to contribute profoundly to the demonstration of the feasibility of MOSFET scaling and led the way into implementation in real products. Scaled CMOS has become the dominant technology for digital and many analog applications and will continue to be a funda... View full abstract»

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  • 19. Validity of the Single Processor Approach to Achieving Large Scale Computing Capabilities, Reprinted from the AFIPS Conference Proceedings, Vol. 30 (Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 18–20), AFIPS Press, Reston, Va., 1967, pp. 483–485, when Dr. Amdahl was at International Business Machines Corporation, Sunnyvale, California

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):19 - 20
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    Reprinted from the AFIPS Conference Proceedings, Vol. 30 (Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 18-20), AFIPS Press, Reston, Va., 1967, pp. 483-485, when Dr. Amdahl was at International Business Machines Corporation, Sunnyvale,California. This influential article by Dr. Amdahl demonstrated the validity of the single processor approach, based on statistical characteristics of computation on computers from the ... View full abstract»

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  • 20. A JSSC classic paper: The Gilbert cell, the linear mixer with gain, in CMOS or bipolar

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 6
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    The Gilbert cell, initially designed with bipolar transistors to operate as a precision multiplier, is widely used in modern communication systems as a mixer and frequency translator. The Gilbert cell offers advantages such as high conversion gain and high port-to-port isolation. Its principle of operation is technology independent and can be realized in bipolar or CMOS processes. Because of their... View full abstract»

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  • 21. Advances in Ultra-Low-Voltage Design

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 27
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    The idea of exploiting weak-inversion operation for low power, pioneered by Dr. Eric Vittoz in the 1960's, has led to many recent advances in sub-threshold circuit design, described in this paper by MIT's Anantha Chandrakasan and Joyce Kwong. In the near future, exciting new applications such as medical monitoring, toxic gas sensors and next-generation portable video gadgets in a number of systems... View full abstract»

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  • 22. Tales of the continuum: a subsampled history of analog circuits

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):38 - 51
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    This whirlwind survey of analog computation pays tribute to the MA702, MA709, LM1 LM101A, MA741 and subsequent contributions of Robert J. Widlar,"the father" of analog integrated ciruits and explores his influence on collaborators and succesors including Paul Brokaw, Dave Fullagar, George Erdi, Hans Camenzind, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, and Barrie Gilbert. By Thomas H. Lee. View full abstract»

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  • 23. A JSSC classic paper: The lowest Vdd for CMOS was defined in 1972

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 13
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    The April 1972 article by R. M. Swanson and James Meindl from the JSSC “Ion-implanted complementary MOS transistors in low-voltage circuits” was noted as among the most cited articles according to the Journal Citation Report 2000 Science Edition. With 128 citations, the article is among the top 10 most frequently cited since the Journal's inception in 1966. View full abstract»

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  • 24. A JSSC classic paper: All-MOS charge-redistribution A/D conversion technique

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):7 - 8
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    This sixth most frequently cited JSSC article by Jim McCreary and Paul Gray at UC Berkeley, appeared in December 1975. McCreary recalls the background impact and legacy. View full abstract»

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  • 25. Recent JSSC articles are classics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 7
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    The list of most cited JSSC articles has been updated with a 58% increase in since the last 2003 update. The list, dubbed Classics, includes all JSSC articles cited by authors more than 100 times according to Thomson ISI, a publisher noted for presenting quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence i... View full abstract»

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  • 26. Crystal fire: the invention, development and impact of the transistor

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 29
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    [Adapted from Chapter 1 of "Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age," by M. Riordan and L. Hoddeson, 1997, W.W. Norton & Co.] This book by Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson recounts the lives of John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley, the three principal inventors of the transistor, and the revolutionary discoveries of others including Robert Noyce, Jean Hoerni and J.S. Kilby... View full abstract»

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  • 27. Gigasensors for an Attoscope: Catching Quanta in CMOS

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 34
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    Around 1987, Eric Vittoz studied the basic parameters for the development of 'pixel' particle tracking detectors in collaboration with a team in Geneva at CERN. CERN scientist Erik Heijne traces the evolution of these particle imagers, which has resulted in matrices of 256x256 pixels with > 1000 transistors per pixel that can process single quanta and have connections with neighboring cells allowi... View full abstract»

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  • 28. A perspective on the theory of MOSFET scaling and its impact

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):27 - 30
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    For more than two decades following the publication of the MOSFET scaling theory, CMOS engineers focused their efforts on scaling down the physical size of CMOS transistors. The opportunity for scaled CMOS to break into high-end applications came when the industry worked together to established voltage standards below 5 volt. Two of the limits of CMOS scaling were reached in the early 2000's: high... View full abstract»

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  • 29. Chapters make SSCS vital around the world

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 11
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    The two-year-old Bangalore Chapter, along with the IEEE Students branch of the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, completed a three-day workshop on VLSI and MEMS 1–3 May 2003. The audience for the workshop included postgraduate students and faculty from different engineering colleges. Dr. C.P. Ravikumar from Texas Instruments, India, delivered seminars on “I... View full abstract»

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  • 30. So many articles, so little time: Web site feature brings rich content of JSSC to readers

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):11 - 12
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    “So Many Articles, So Little Time” affords busy engineers new ways to use the Journal of Solid State Circuits. Engineers and other researchers can now filter the Journal in four distinct ways using the site: JSSC Bests, JSSC Classics, JSSC Tutorials, and JSSC Zeitgeist. A link to IEEE Xplore® launches a new window, members authenticate, and the full text article is presented. ... View full abstract»

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  • 31. The Role of the Trench Capacitor in DRAM Innovation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 44
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    Cost has been the strongest driving force for growing the DRAM market. Since die cost is closely related to the number of dies on a wafer, wafer diameter size has continually increased, and memory cell size has been reduced. To cope with the resulting dilemma of cell size vs. capacitance, the author invented the trench capacitor cell. The author documents its implementation, the "soft-error proble... View full abstract»

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  • 32. Analog IC Design at the University of Twente

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):5 - 10
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    Analog designers in the IC Design group of the University of Twente do not have the illusion of being able to change CMOS technology; we have to "live with it" and solve the problems by design. New circuit design techniques that we have used for solving problematic analog behavior include Thermal Noise Cancelling, Low Frequency noise reduction in MOSFET's, Distortion Cancelling using Poly-Phase Te... View full abstract»

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  • 33. It's all about scale

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):33 - 35
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    By scaling transistor dimensions down into the nanometer realm and scaling manufacturing capabilities up to produce billions of individual chips, the semiconductor industry has achieved economies of scale over the past 40 years that allow what was once mainframe capability to be affordable to everyone in the world in something as small as a cell phone. With many fundamental physical scaling limits... View full abstract»

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  • 34. The Impact of Moore's Law

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):25 - 27
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    The ever-increasing number of integrated transistors on silicon chips has earned fame as "Moore's Law," according to which miniaturization and "cleverness" (more compact device designs) reduce cost-per-element, increase storage capacity, and promote reliability. Low-cost integrated electronics have revolutionized everyday life and expanded the role of computation in science and engineering. View full abstract»

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  • 35. Lithography and the Future of Moore's Law, Copyright 1995 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Proc. SPIE Vol. 2437, pp. 2–17

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):37 - 42
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    Semiconductor technology has made its great strides as a result of ever increasing complexity of the products produced exploiting higher and higher density to a considerable extent the result of progress in lithography. This article reviews the history and past performance of Moore's Law relative to predictions and shows where the advances have come from. View full abstract»

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  • 36. A JSSC classic paper: The Gilbert cell (continued from January 2003 issue)

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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    In the last column about the genesis of the first translinear multiplier “core,” an attempt was made to capture the series of events that led up to its discovery. Here, that account is aided by presenting the actual circuit forms, and is extended by a discussion of the reasons for its importance when it was first reported at the 1968 ISSCC and in two linked articles in the December 1... View full abstract»

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  • 37. A JSSC classic paper: Matching properties of MOS transistors

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 7
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    Published in the October 1989 JSSC, “Matching properties of MOS transistors” by Marcel J.M. Pelgrom, Aad C.J. Duinmaijer, and Anton P.G. Welbers of Phillips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, Netherlands, is a classic article. It has been cited more than 150 times according the Journal Citation Report, 2003 Science Edition. The concepts were presented first in the fall meeting of ESSC... View full abstract»

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  • 38. Chapters update

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):11 - 12
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    I am very pleased to open this month's column by welcoming two new Chapters: the Bangalore, India, Chapter, under the leadership of Dr. Navakanta Bhat of the Indian Institute of Science, and the Waterloo, Canada, Chapter, chaired by Dr. Arokia Nathan of the University of Waterloo. Both chapters are joint with the Electron Devices Society. View full abstract»

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  • 39. History of the Development of Swiss Watch Microprocessors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):50 - 55
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    While the microprocessors used today in most personal computers, PDA's and self-phones are very well known, the evolution of watch microprocessors is a completely unknown and a very "Swiss" or "Neuchatel" story. Christian Piguet, a designer of low-power low-voltage integrated circuits in CMOS technology and the author of more than a dozen patents on digital design, microprocessors and watch system... View full abstract»

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  • 40. A JSSC classic paper: Sigma-Delta converters

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):8 - 9
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    Published in the December 1988 JSSC, “The Design of Sigma-Delta Modulation Analog-to-Digital Converters,” by Bernhard E. Boser and Bruce A. Wooley, is a classic article. It has been cited more than 100 times according the Journal Citation Report, 2003 Science Edition. For more classic, often-cited articles from the Journal of SolidState Circuits see the Web site sscs.org/jssc/top-cit... View full abstract»

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  • 41. ISSCC 2006 panel on classic circuits

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 11
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    In a packed standing room only session, moderator Bill Redman-White opened the “Present (and Future) Classic Circuits with Less than 25 Transistors” evening panel by asking the question “what makes a real classic circuit?” While the audience quietly mulled over their own favorites and possibilities, the number 25 was quickly forgotten by the panel members. View full abstract»

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  • 42. A history of the continuously innovative analog integrated circuit

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):52 - 57
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    This article chronicles the invention and development of basic analog integrated circuits - basic analog sub-circuits, analog circuit building blocks, and analog circuit functional blocks - that have become standard techniques for analog IC design. View full abstract»

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  • 43. Device Scaling: The Treadmill that Fueled Three Decades of Semiconductor Industry Growth

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 18
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    The linear scaling principles for MOS technology presented by Dennard and others in 1974 created a framework for continued improvement in density and cost performance and facilitated the desegregation of the entire industry around design and manufacturing. Few concepts in our time have had as much influence on the economy. View full abstract»

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  • 44. DRAM – A Personal View

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):50 - 56
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    Based on his work in the design, specification and test of DRAM for over thirty years, Dr. Richard Foss charts the crucial role of Dynamic Random Access Memory in the intertwined development of the computer and semiconductor industries, and highlights the influence of Moore's Law, whose tentacles reach into every aspect of modern life. View full abstract»

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  • 45. Where CMOS is Going: Trendy Hype vs. Real Technology

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):5 - 9
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    Two important challenges facing Moore's Law and continued CMOS scaling are growing standby power dissipation and the increasing variability in device characteristics. Cooperative circuit/technology co-design and architectures developed in conjunction with new materials and device structures will provide a comprehensive solution to these challenges View full abstract»

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  • 46. Highlights of DAC at ISSCC

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 5
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    Last year, ISSCC introduced Sunday evening sessions in which experts were invited to present the state of the art in topics of special interest. This year, one of these Sunday evening sessions featured papers from the 39th Design Automation Conference (DAC) that was held in June 2002. Papers were selected based on their technical excellence as well as their relevance and interest to ISSCC attendee... View full abstract»

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  • 47. The silicon that moves and feels small living things

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 9
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    The silicon microelectronic chips that make today's computers possible are emerging as powerful tools for rapid and sensitive analysis of small biological objects, including cells, proteins, DNA, and viruses. Major new and exciting developments in the interface of solid-state circuits and biological entities are discussed in this article. View full abstract»

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  • 48. Impact of scaling and the scaling development environment

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):31 - 32
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    Dr. Robert Dennard's 1974 paper looked rather simple at first and did not attract much attention at Toshiba. It wasn't until CMOS acquired dominance in the mainstream of integrated circuit (IC) design that scaling theory became the physics-based guiding principle for Moore's Law to continue. Without scaling theory, the author doubts that Moore's Law could have survived for more than three decades.... View full abstract»

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  • 49. The business of scaling

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 26
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    Managing the economics of scaling and increasing demand have been key factors in the growth of the semiconductor industry to nearly $250B over more than four decades. During the same period, functionality per chip doubled every two years. This paper provides a simplified view of the business aspects of scaling and technology migrations that have been, and are still, key to sustaining a phenomenal ... View full abstract»

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  • 50. Kuroda Speaks in Seoul on CMOS Proximity Inter-Chip Communications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 24
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    SSCS Distinguished Lecturer Tadahiro Kuroda of Keio University presented a talk to an appreciative audience of 120 at Ewha Womans University on 15 November, 2007. According to Seoul Chapter member Sung Min Park, most faculty members at the lecture work in related areas; many undergraduate student attendeess were familiar with Dr. Kuroda's subject from a course on microelectronics. View full abstract»

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This Periodical ceased production in 2008. The current retitled publication is IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine.

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