Special Reports

What Transistors Will Look Like At 5nm

By: Mark LaPedus

As finFETs run out of steam after 7nm, what comes next? The debate is just beginning.
New Architectures, Approaches To Speed Up Chips

By: Ed Sperling

Metrics for performance are changing at 10nm and 7nm. Speed still matters, but one size...
Reaching The Power Budget

By: Ann Steffora Mutschler

Why power is still a problem, how it will get worse, and what can be done about it.

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Top Stories

Faster Time To Yield

Coventor’s CEO talks about how to get chips through manufacturing more quickly.

Deeper Inside Intel

Top process execs shed light on 10nm and beyond, plans for longer time between nodes, a...

How Small Will Transistors Go?

Leaders of Imec, Leti and SRC talk about what’s after 7nm, who will play there, and w...

China’s Capital Equipment M...

The country’s “Made in China 2025” plan should benefit equipment suppliers, forei...

Mask Maker Worries Grow

First of two parts: Gap widens between economic returns and the amount of R&D required ...

Focus Shifting To Photonics

Using light to move data will save power and improve performance; laser built into proc...

Optimization Challenges For 10nm ...

Experts at the Table, Part 2: Heat is becoming a serious issue as thermal densities ris...

Designing SoC Power Networks

With no tools available to ensure an optimal power delivery network, the industry turns...

Does Power Analysis Need To Be Ac...

Debate rages over what is needed for analysis, estimation and optimization.

Is Security A Priority?

In safety critical industries, systems vendors are demanding security. In others, it’...

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Latest News

The Week in Review: IoT

Intel debuts Joule module for IoT developers; NIST tries to de...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Applied soars; KLA’s tools; Firm buys last U.S. wafer maker.

The Week In Review: Design

Embedded development kit; PCB flow; debug standard; Intel, ARM...

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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

Manufacturing Bits: Aug. 23

Inexpensive roll-to-roll solar manufacturing process; green Ga...

System Bits: Aug. 23

Protecting IoT devices; hacker attack protection; lab-on-a-chip.

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 23

Connecting implanted devices; purifying carbon nanotubes; soli...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

M&A/Business

Softbank To Buy ARM For $32.34B

Move would transform Japanese telecommunications giant into ke...

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.

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