Semiconductor Technology: How nanosheets can help humanity keep up with Moore’s law

Ever since its inception, Moore’s law has been an integral part of technological advancement. In the past five decades, the semiconductor industry has been following Moore’s trend line to approximately double the number of transistors on a chip every two years. But transistors can only get so small, and sooner than later, traditional technology is likely to reach its limits. That is where a new breakthrough nanosheet technology comes into play: Stacking the chips on a three dimensional plane will improve their efficiency and power the next generations of devices, from mobile phones to autonomous cars. Huiming Bu is VP of Semiconductor Technology Research and Director of Albany Lab at IBM Research. He is responsible for semiconductor technology pathfinding with a focus on advanced logic, emerging memories, advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration for IBM and their joint development partners. At Falling Walls, Huiming Bu will talk about humanity’s attempts to keep up with and surpass Moore’s law. In IBM’s case, that entails decreasing the size of chips while increasing their performance and energy consumption.