IEEE Update of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS™) Defines Parameters for Advancing Computer and Electronics Industry Growth

Roadmap’s forecasts track requirements for technology integration to drive growth of the global computing and electronics industry beyond 2030

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ICRC–IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the latest update of the IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS). The IRDS identifies indicators and trends across numerous industries to quantify technology and system requirements. This includes defining requirements for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), communications-networks, automotive and computing. It provides stakeholders from research, academia, development, manufacturing and suppliers of equipment and materials a clear outline for a more coordinated approach regarding the development of electronic devices and systems. The updated complimentary IRDS can be downloaded by visiting the IRDS home page and joining the IRDS Technical Community. The IRDS will be reviewed on 30 November 20 in advance of the upcoming International Conference on Rebooting Computing 2020, happening virtually 1-3 December 20. Register here.

The updated IRDS includes a newly introduced Packaging Integration (PI) white paper, as well as supplemental information to the More than Moore (MtM) section highlighting the impact of emergent technologies on electronic systems and devices. These additions are particularly relevant since integration of different and complex technologies in mobile devices relies on advancing multichip packaging technologies (PI). The roadmap additions also show how the integration of quantum computing and communications will need to be carefully interwoven with classical technologies and architectures.

“The 2020 IRDS is helping to initiate programs to support the complex electronics industry beyond 2030 when feature scaling will have reached fundamental limits and advanced transistors and packaging technologies will need to adopt new architectural solutions to develop products optimized for cost and performance,” said Paolo Gargini, chair of the IRDS.

Building upon methodologies developed for over 30-years to project technology needs for the evolving semiconductor and computer industries, the IRDS is a leading go-to reference for researchers, developers and technologists around the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of the computer and electronics industry’s trajectory as determined by industry experts. The electronics industry has become an intricate single integrated continuum of devices, sub-systems, computating and communication systems controlled by software that is sometimes difficult to comprehend. The 2020 IRDS offers the reader a comprehensive view of the big picture and also a detailed readout.

The IRDS is sponsored by the IEEE Rebooting Computing (IEEE RC) Initiative, a program of IEEE Future Directions. To ensure its content is global in scope, the IRDS partners with the SiNANO Institute in Europe and with the Systems and Devices Roadmap committee of Japan (SDRJ) of the Japan Society of Applied Physics who have developed regional roadmaps.

The IRDS/INC 2020 conference held this past September as a virtual event is now offering sessions on demand. To learn more, please visit the conference’s web page.

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