Thursday, March 20, 2014
BEOL scaling is the foremost issue for 10nm/7nm nodes
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: As you can se at 16nm there is no rise in interconnect RC time delay but no drop in transistor delay too. And delay is BEOL dominant since 180nm. At 7nm difference should be close to 100 000 times. Say in year 2019.