Next week is the semiconductor industry's flagship technical conference show-and-tell: the 58th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM, Dec. 10-12), this year held back on the West Coast at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square (and preceded by two days of short courses and tutorial sessions). Highlights of the IEDM 2012 technical program, which comprises some 220 presentations, include unveiling of Intel's trigate manufacturing technology; a plethora of advances in memory technologies; high-performance logic on flexible plastic substrates; continuing advances in transistor scaling to teens and single-digit nodes; advancements in emerging new materials, wafer-level packaging, MEMS technologies and applications, and more.
Solid State Technology's Pete Singer will be on site at IEDM 2012, and we'll be getting input from bloggers and our industry friends. To kick things off, we've scanned the entire IEDM 2012 program to present a quick sampling of some of the more intriguing papers. Enjoy the slideshow!