Special Reports

Still Waiting For III-V Chips

By: Mark LaPedus

Will new materials ever replace CMOS? Probably, but timing is a mystery.
Reliability Definition Is Changing

By: Ed Sperling

Complexity and vulnerabilities in systems are raising questions about what constitutes ...
IoT Will Force New Memory Paradigm

By: Ernest Worthman

Different types of memory will be necessary for ultra low power and low cost.

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Top Stories

Partition Lines Growing Fuzzy

What used to be a straightforward progression from board to chipset to chip is no longe...

Incremental Design Methodologies

Making changes in designs and still hitting narrow market windows with complex chips re...

IP Market Booms At Advanced Nodes

Market conditions and business pressures are creating new opportunities for IP subsyste...

Custom Versus Platform Design

From automotive to consumer markets, strategies are all over the map when it comes to f...

First Time Success And Cost Control

Experts at the table, part 1: Panelists discuss the impact that IoT will have on tools ...

Processor Use Models Evolving

Understanding demands that application-specific processors put on SoCs can determine su...

5 Disruptive Mask Technologies

Photomask costs are rising with complexity at advanced nodes as existing technologies r...

How To Extend Litho Scaling

Given the industry’s track record of technology development, it’s likely that litho...

3D NAND Market Heats Up

Chips from Samsung, Intel, Micron being sampled, with others on the way.

One-On-One: Dave Hemker

Lam Research's CTO looks at inflections in transistors and memory, lithography issues, ...

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Latest News

Mentor Graphics Buys Tanner EDA

Move adds custom analog and mixed signal capability for Mentor...

Blog Review: Feb. 25

Parameterization problems; Volvo cars; Apple cars?; finding th...

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 24

Simulating ultrafast phenomena; wrap-around solar; efficient r...

System Bits: Feb. 24

Soldered semis; spintronics compound; fiber-based electronics.

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Startup Corner

Flex Logix: FPGA Cores

Startup targets programmability for MCUs, communications proce...

Maglen: Multi-Beam E-Beam Inspection

Fab equipment startup targets modular 2D multi-column array.

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Bus. & Marketing Strategies

SEO: Search Engine Optimization

An underutilized marketing tool that can play a crucial role i...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

International News

ARM Buys Dutch IoT Security Company

Purchase fills in missing puzzle piece for embedded microcontr...

EDA Up, Japan Continues To Slide

Strong growth in PCB driven by automotive market; China, Asia ...

Worldwide Semiconductor Market Booms

Record year driven in part by iPhone 6; new players vie for pi...

Chip Business Picks Up In Japan

Renesas boosts profit for seven consecutive quarters; semis ad...

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