Special Reports

Who’s Winning The FinFET Foundry Race?

By: Mark LaPedus


Slugfest looms as foundry giants place their bets on when, and if, volume will ramp.
Established Nodes Getting New Attention

By: Ed Sperling


Work is under way to improve energy efficiency and boost performance without relying on...
Why Every Chip Can Be Hacked With This Tool

By: Ernest Worthman


A look at the dark side of focused ion beam technology.
Foundries Versus OSATs

By: Ed Sperling


As the industry migrates to 2.5D and 3D, a turf war is brewing.

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Top Stories

eSilicon’s president and CEO talks about the rising cost of semiconductor development...
Requirements are increasing to meet tougher design challenges at 20nm and below.
Increasingly precise tools are needed for 3D structures; vendors rush to fill the gap.
There are no certainties anymore in lithography, but directed self-assembly does presen...
Experts at the table, part 1: Patterning, feature shrinks and voltage scaling are all m...
Questions abound over how to scale memory; LPDDR5 and Wide I/O-2 lead the charge.
CEVA’s CEO talks about why the IoT is so important, the ongoing shift from fabless to...
Open-Silicon's president sounds off about the challenges of continued innovation, new b...
As SoC developers shift backward to established nodes, steps can be taken to improve th...


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Latest News

Blog Review: Aug. 20

Smarter baby monitors; 3D tools; high-tech hiking; DDR4-compatibility; verifi...

System Bits: Aug. 19

Rice, Osaka scientists use terahertz waves to spot contaminants of graphene; ...

Manufacturing Bits: Aug. 19

28nm brain chips; enriching silicon; the ongoing mystery of silicene.

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 19

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have pioneered spray-on solar cells...


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International News

EUV Light Source Makes Progress

Gigaphoton more than doubles light source power, plans for bigger increases.

An Acquisition And A Merged Techn...

Synaptics plans combined LCD driver and touch sensor controller chip with buy...

Changes In NAND Flash Market

New players at the top of the list and shifts in what they’re selling shows...

The Sensor Revolution

The shift to mass production and use and very low cost will result in a proli...


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