hw1 - ECE
156A
–
Fall,
2009


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Unformatted text preview: ECE
156A
–
Fall,
2009
 Homework
#1:
ITRS
Projections
 DUE:
In
Class,
Monday,
October
12th
 
 
 
 The
purpose
of
this
assignment
is
for
you
to
get
a
feel
for
the
current
and
future
trends
 in
the
semiconductor
industry.
Your
job
is
to
go
to
the
International
Technology
Roadmap
for
 Semiconductors
website
(www.itrs.net)
and
read
about
an
area
of
interest.
There
are
many
 trends
in
the
industry
from
process
size,
power
consumption,
reliability,
cache
size,
transistor
 count,
clock
speed,
process
variation,
test
overhead,
packaging,
yield,
simulation,
lithography,
 etc.
 Your
paper
should
be
one
half
to
a
full
page
in
length.
You
should
discuss
the
trend
you
 researched.
Was
there
anything
that
surprised
you?
Do
you
agree
with
the
ITRS
projections?
 How
will
future
design
change
if
the
projections
are
accurate?
Etc.
Feel
free
to
include
any
 charts
or
graphs
that
help
illustrate
you
points.
 
 
 This
assignment
is
due
in
class
on
Monday
October
12th.
 
 
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