Special Reports

The Price Of Consolidation

By: Ed Sperling

Rising costs and the difficulty of shrinking features are changing the dynamics of who ...
EUV: Cost Killer Or Savior?

By: Katherine Derbyshire

There's no such thing as a simple cost decision with EUV at its current power level.
The Deep And Dark Webs

By: Ernest Worthman

The dark side of the Web has been around for a long time, but it is about to become a m...

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Top Stories

Gaps Remain For EUV Masks

There are still several gaps in the EUV mask flow despite years of R&D.

Power Estimation: Early Warning S...

Experts at the table, part 3: The experts discuss what it will take for software to bec...

Executive Insight: Lip-Bu Tan

Cadence's CEO discusses consolidation, Moore's Law, and the next big things.

Mask Metrology Challenges Grow

Solutions are required amid a shift toward new mask shapes.

Survey: Mask Complexity To Increase

Optimism grows for EUV and multi-beam mask writers, according to the survey.

Is The 2.5D Supply Chain Ready?

Stacked die and fan-outs are rapidly gaining steam, but not all the pieces are in place...

Is HW Or SW Running the Show?

The equation may be changing, but at the end of the day, the system is the only thing t...

Can IP Integration Be Automated?

It's still not possible for a dozen pieces of IP from disparate sources, but it's getti...

ROI Not There Yet For SysML

For chip architects and designers, the SysML dialect of UML could be useful, but the RO...

ESL: 20 Years Old, 10 To Go

We may have to wait another decade before ESL becomes a significant methodology, and th...

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Latest News

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Inside the iPhone 6S; China wants to buy foundry vendor; D2S-A...

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

EDA revenue sees 8.5% increase; new IP for cryptography and HB...

Blog Review: Sept. 30

Data protection as priority one; cracking SIM cards; DVCon Ind...

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Startup Corner

zeroK NanoTech: FIB Circuit Edit

NIST spin-off provides new twist on debug, trace cutting and a...

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System Bits: Sept. 29

Light detector on a chip; nanoparticle analysis.

Manufacturing Bits: Sept. 29

Turning the nano-wrench; 4D printed folding structures.

Power/Performance Bits: Sept. 29

Optical rectenna; faster screens with zinc-based transistors.

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored


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...

Tsinghua Makes $23B Bid For Micron

In what would be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a C...

GF Closes On IBM Chip Business Pu...

Updated. GlobalFoundries today announced the completion of its...

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