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Ultra-Dense Three-Dimensional Electronics for Space

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86715
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-099-1695
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tezzaron Semiconductor Corp.
1415 Bond St. #111 Naperville, IL 60563-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ultra-Dense Three-Dimensional Electronics for Space
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-09-C-0057
Award Amount: $1,579,930.00
 

Abstract:

Chip-to-chip I/O has become a serious bottleneck, especially in communications between high-speed processors and their memory devices. Integrating a large amount of memory and a powerful processor into a single 3D-IC device could alleviate this problem. Bringing the memory on-chip with a very wide bus and very short vertical interconnects would greatly increase the speed and frequency of I/O between the processor and memory. Designing and optimizing such a device would be a large and expensive undertaking. The proposed program looks to examine the 3D solution in a limited scenario, making minimal changes to an existing memory design and an existing CPU. This will not fully exploit the huge performance benefits of 3D CPU+memory integration, but it will provide a valuable proof-of-concept for future work. BENEFIT: The benefit of this project will be the demostration of technology that will fundamentally change the way compute engines are designed. The provision of large fast memories that function as a direct extension of the data processing silicon has direct commercial application and indeed will enable the next major stride in data processing.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Patti
CTO
6305050404
rpatti@tezzaron.com

Business Contact:

Robert Patti
CTO
6305050404
rpatti@tezzaron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEZZARON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
1415 Bond St. #111 Naperville, IL 60563

EIN/Tax ID: 841512428
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No