The Predictive Technology Model in the Late Silicon Era and Beyond

The Predictive Technology Model is an essential bridge between technology innovation and IC design exploration. By developing predictive model files for devices at the end of the silicon roadmap and beyond, it enables early stage design research ahead of technology development. Coupled with circuit simulation tools, the PTM significantly improves design productivity, providing the key insight into the relationship between technology/design choices and circuit performance in the nanoscale regime. This comprehensive review on the development of the PTM is an invaluable resource for foundry technologists or circuit design researchers, helping illustrate the diverse opportunities and challenges in the nanoelectronics era.