Ultra-Dense Three-Dimensional Electronics for Space

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$1,579,930.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-09-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-099-1695
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-099
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
Tezzaron Semiconductor Corp.
1415 Bond St., #111, Naperville, IL, 60563
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
844118195
Principal Investigator
 Robert Patti
 CTO
 (630) 505-0404
 rpatti@tezzaron.com
Business Contact
 Robert Patti
Title: CTO
Phone: (630) 505-0404
Email: rpatti@tezzaron.com
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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