Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on a Chip? Let AI Do It

Reading Time: 8 minutes Artificial intelligence is now helping to design computer chips—including the very ones needed to run the most powerful AI code. Sketching out a computer chip is both complex and intricate, requiring designers to arrange billions of components on a surface smaller than a fingernail. Decisions at each step can affect a chip’s eventual performance and … Read more

The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law

Reading Time: 16 minutes Even as microchips have become essential in so many products, their development and manufacturing have come to be dominated by a small number of producers with limited capacity—and appetite—for churning out the commodity chips that are a staple for today’s technologies. And because making chips requires hundreds of manufacturing steps and months of production time, … Read more