$40 Million In Backers, Together with Intel And Micron
It’s slightly early to sound the demise of TSMC, nevertheless it does appear to be they may have some new competitors. Eliyan are providing an alternate interconnect know-how they’ve known as NuLink, to compete with TSMC’s CoWoS and Intel’s EMIB designs. The founders of Eliyan hope that their know-how will probably be utilized in partnership with the prevailing processes, they don’t intend to attempt to unseat the 2 behemoths.
Eliyan’s CEO Ramin Farjadran, as soon as of Marvell Semiconductor, feels that the present interconnect designs are costly to make and gradual to provide; which isn’t incorrect. NuLink is meant to be cheaper and faster to manufacture in addition to being made out of supplies which are simpler to supply than what TSMC and Intel at present use. It’s based mostly on a bunch-of-wires (BoW) design, corresponding to is discovered within the Open Compute Mission and any fab firm ought to have the ability to undertake the design simply.
It’s a new tackle an current know-how, and is compliant with the Common Chiplet Interconnect Specific (UCIe) commonplace developed by Intel which ought to assist tempt firms to not less than think about attempting it out. Drop by The Register for extra particulars on the know-how and the individuals behind it.