Special Reports

The Trouble With MEMS

By: Ed Sperling

Severe price erosion is putting this whole sector under pressure at a time when demand ...
Bulk CMOS Vs. FD-SOI

By: Mark LaPedus

28nm and 22nm are becoming much more interesting process nodes.
FinFET Scaling Reaches Thermal Limit

By: Brian Bailey

Advancing to the next process nodes will not produce the same performance improvements ...

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Top Stories

The Mightier Microcontroller

MCUs will play an increasingly critical role in cars and IoT devices, but they're also ...

Do Single-Vendor Flows Make Sense...

For many years in the EDA industry, there has been talk of a complete design tool flow ...

Ray Zinn Reflects On 37 Years As ...

What managing a company for nearly four decades taught him could fill a book, but he's ...

Formal Confusion

Experts at the Table: part one. What is the best way to apply formal verification? Some...

Executive Insight: K. Charles Janac

Arteris' CEO talks about connected cars, heterogeneous coherency and finFET timing chal...

How To Make 3D NAND

Foundries progress with complex combination of high-aspect ratio etch, metal deposition...

What’s Next For NAND?

Vendors pin hopes on 3D memory, raising specter of 2D NAND shortages; other memory type...

One-On-One: Dave Hemker

Lam's CTO sounds off on 3D NAND, advanced packaging, Moore's Law and quantum effects.

What Happened To DSA?

Alternative patterning technology makes incremental gains, but the big money is still b...

Bridging the IP Divide

Second of two parts: The creation of tools and standards for IP integration is progress...

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Latest News

Blog Review: May 25

Drone delivery; memory challenges; IoT: growth, security vs. s...

Synopsys Buys Gold Standard Simul...

Second deal within a week in TCAD arena.

The Week In Review: IoT

ARM exec on what the IoT needs; Mentor Graphics adds fan-out t...

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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 24

Microbunching EUV; polishing X-ray mirrors; soft X-rays.

System Bits: May 24

Extreme self driving; neurohackathon; hyperspectral camera-equ...

Power/Performance Bits: May 24

Reducing MRAM chip area; speedy electrochromic displays; defec...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

M&A/Business

Synopsys Buys Simpleware

Move extends reach in TCAD simulation.

ARM Buys Apical

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

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...

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