Book Reviews

Book Review: Vertical 3D Memory Technologies

Book Review: Vertical 3D Memory Technologies

“From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” ~ Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was obviously not thinking of 3D semiconductor memories when he said this but the thought is appropriate. With the recent introduction of the first monolithic 3D Flash memory, the time is ripe to describe how the industry came to this point and what ot... »

Book Review: Design and Modeling for 3D ICs and Interposers

Book Review: Design and Modeling for 3D ICs and Interposers

For almost 50 years the semiconductor industry has practiced continued shrinking of transistor feature sizes and has been able to pack, with every new process generation, more functionality, at lower cost, onto a single piece of silicon in one IC package. However, physical limits to shrinking and rapidly increasing cost of this methodology have triggered the development of alternatives that combin... »