The First High-Yield, Sub-Penny Plastic Processor

6/14/2022 4:03:32 PM

IEEE Spectrum -- The Illinois team designed 4-bit and 8-bit processors specifically to minimize size and maximize the percentage of working integrated circuits produced. Eighty-one percent of the 4-bit version worked, and that’s a good enough yield, says team leader Rakesh Kumar, to breach the one-penny barrier. 

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