Badawi Dweik, Director of Product Marketing, Memoir Systems discusses how new memory technology can ease the transition to the next generation silicon process node.
Next-generation performance means different things for different applications. For high performance computing, faster processor clock speeds may be the ticket. For mobile computing, energy efficiency is paramount. For feature-rich consumer electronics, size matters and packing more functionality into a smaller form factor is the order of the day. SoC architects use a wide variety of techniques to increase application performance. However, the ultimate route to breakthrough performance, by any measure, is next-generation semiconductor process technology. Many designers would like to take advantage of the latest process node technology, but are forced to wait 6 to 12 months until the memory IP portfolio is fully developed and validated for the new process node. A new memory technology called Algorithmic Memory® can greatly ease the burden of migration and enable a broad memory portfolio much earlier.