Special Reports

10nm Versus 7nm

By: Mark LaPedus

The economics and benefits of moving to the next process node are not so obvious anymore.
Rethinking Processor Architectures

By: Ed Sperling

General-purpose metrics no longer apply as semiconductor industry makes a fundamental s...
Convolutional Neural Networks Power Ahead

By: Ann Steffora Mutschler

Adoption of this machine learning approach grows for image recognition; other applicati...

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Top Stories

Autonomous Vehicle Disruptions Ahead

When self-driving cars actually reach the market is still not clear, but the automotive...

Virtualization Revisited

As Moore's Law becomes more difficult to follow, virtualization architectures are getti...

Next-Gen Botnets

Commandeering an autonomous network takes on new meaning in the IoE.

End Of Mixed Signal Engineering?

While analog and digital will continue to co-exist, the effort to combine those discipl...

Automating System Design

The impact of the chip’s changing role in the system is becoming clearer.

ESL Flow is Dead

Expecting the future to replicate the past always leads to surprises and when it comes ...

Way Too Much Data

Each new node and architectural change results in an explosion of data, making optimiza...

Bridging Hardware And Software

The need for concurrent hardware-software design and verification is increasing, but ar...

System-Level Verification Tackles...

Experts at the table, part one: The role of system-level verification is not the same a...

Next EUV Challenge: Pellicles

Protecting photomasks at high temperatures is proving difficult and expensive.

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Latest News

Blog Review: May 4

The news about water; convenience vs. security; PCB slang; sma...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Foundry rankings; Samsung results; T.J. Rodgers resigns; ASE f...

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

MIPI I3CSM controller IP; Ethernet transceivers; Q1 results fr...

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Startup Corner

Silexica: Multicore Software Auto...

German startup analyzes numbers and types of cores, compiles s...

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Research

Manufacturing Bits: May 3

DNA thermometers; measuring polaritons; deadweight machines.

System Bits: May 3

Electronic synapses; nanotube forests; better TB tests through...

Power/Performance Bits: May 3

Nanowire batteries; old batteries storing light; investigating...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

M&A/Business

Lam To Acquire KLA-Tencor

Deal would give Lam strong position in mask and wafer inspection.

ARM Buys Carbon

Deal allows ARM to create virtual prototypes for performance a...

Mentor Buys Remainder Of Calypto

Why the HLS division was spun out, and why it is now being rec...

Intel Acquires Docea Power

Intel has acquired another EDA company, although both companie...

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