International Roadmap for Devices and Systems

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The International Roadmap for Devices and Systems, or IRDS, is a set of predictions about likely developments in electronic devices and systems. The IRDS was established in 2016 and is the successor to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. These predictions are intended to allow coordination of efforts across academia, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and national research laboratories. The IEEE specifies the goals of the roadmap as: [1]

The executive committee is drawn from regions with a major stake in developments in electronics: Europe, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the USA.

International Focus Teams (IFTs) assess present status and future evolution of the ecosystem in their specific field of expertise and produce a 15 year roadmap. IFT reports includes evolution, key challenges, major roadblocks, and possible solutions. IFTs include: