As a firm believer in the power of the arts to transcend boundaries, open minds and captivate the imagination, Applied Materials is proud to support local arts and culture festivals, including the upcoming San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and Shakespeare in the Park.
The Applied Materials platforms that create our Integrated Materials Solution for cobalt have been industry workhorses for several decades, and the innovations being developed show they remain critical for the dimensional and materials scaling necessary to continue improving the power, performance and area/cost (PPAC) of chips.
My previous blog explained the computing architecture requirements for AI workloads. Now, I take a deep dive into the types of materials engineering breakthroughs needed to enable these new architectures.
Part 2 of my blog series looks at how new materials, materials engineering and 3D design techniques are extending the semiconductor technology roadmap even as classic 2D scaling reaches physical and economic limits.