I’ve constantly stated for the last two years that the next battleground in performance for the semiconductor market is going to be in the interconnect – whether we’re speaking about on chip with new manufacturing technologies or new topologies, or between chips with new communication standards or connectivity paradigms that shake up both bandwidth and efficiency. Moving from monolithic designs to chiplets and stacked silicon requires a fundamental shift in thinking that most of the industry is not yet ready for, from silicon engineers to vendors who design the software that enables silicon engineers to do their thing. You might not be surprised that Intel has a whole department dedicated to these new interconnect and packaging technologies. Ramune Nagisetty works across Intel's broad range...
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