Special Reports

Building Faster Chips

By: Ed Sperling

Why better performance is back in vogue.
Rethinking The Sensor

By: Ed Sperling

As data gathering becomes more pervasive, what else can be done with this technology?
Will Open-Source Work For Chips?

By: Brian Bailey

So far nobody has been successful with open-source semiconductor design or EDA tools. W...

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Top Stories

Stacked Die Changes

Experts at the table, part 1: There are new and better options for packaging chips toge...

How Cache Coherency Impacts Power...

Second of two parts: Why and how to add cache coherency to an existing design.

Mixed-signal/Low-power Design

Experts at the table, part 2: Getting analog and digital design teams to work together;...

RF GaN Gains Steam

Technology may be perfect for 5G, but there are still some challenges to overcome.

200mm Equipment Shortfall

Older equipment is now very much in demand due to shifts in end markets and new options...

To 7nm And Beyond

GlobalFoundries’ top technologists open up on next-gen FD-SOI, the economics and chal...

Stacking Logic On Logic

CEA-LETI’s approach is proven to work using existing process technology, but challeng...

Executive Insight: Aart de Geus

Synopsys' chairman looks at the biggest changes in the industry and how they will affec...

Can Verification Meet In The Middle?

Experts at the Table, Part Two: The industry has long considered verification to be a b...

Softbank To Buy ARM For $32.34B

Move would transform Japanese telecommunications giant into key player in processor mar...

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Latest News

Blog Review: July 27

UVM factory; SAS 24G; economic uncertainty and semi; ketchup t...

Analog Devices To Buy Linear Tech...

Purchase price is $14.8B in cash, stock; combination creates a...

The Week in Review: IoT

SoftBank Group will acquire ARM for its IoT push; GE in an IoT...

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Startup Corner

Getting The Jump On Analog/RF IP

Palma Ceia SemiDesign creates IP library for next-gen WiFi, LT...

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Research

System Bits: July 26

Topological insulators; plasmonic lasers; virtual reality driv...

Manufacturing Bits: July 26

Jumping films; depositing multifunctional materials; EU funds ...

Power/Performance Bits: July 26

Flexible MRAM; miniature antennas; graphene pastries.

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

M&A/Business

ASML To Buy Hermes

ASML has entered into an agreement to acquire e-beam wafer ins...

Synopsys Buys Gold Standard Simul...

Second deal within a week in TCAD arena.

Synopsys Buys Simpleware

Move extends reach in TCAD simulation.

ARM Buys Apical

Adds “embedded-at-the-edge” tech in $350M deal.

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