DOI: 10.1109/date.2004.1268869
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Abstract: The scaling of interconnect technology hits a red brick wall: interconnect delay and power do not follow Moore's law anymore. The use of new materials like Cu and low-k alleviated the problem temporarily, but physical limits are being hit. What does this mean for system level design? The session starts with an embedded tutorial, given by an interconnect semiconductor technology expert, explaining the physics behind the interconnect problem and the degrees of freedom semiconductor technology offers system desi…

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