Special Reports

The Bumpy Road To 10nm FinFETs

By: Mark LaPedus

Foundries split over 1D and 2D layout schemes, creating tough choices for chipmakers in...
Is The IoT Safe To Use?

By: Ernest Worthman

New and bigger threats, plus economic and power considerations, require changes at ever...
The End Of Silicon?

By: Katherine Derbyshire

Negative bias temperature instability could force chipmakers to change course on materi...

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Top Stories

10nm Fab Challenges

Photomask questions, flow changes, new tools and rising costs are raising new questions...

How Hard Is FD-SOI Design?

As 28nm FD-SOI manufacturing technology comes into mass production, what is the impact ...

Waiting For Next-Gen Metrology

Research is underway to supplement or replace existing equipment at 10nm and beyond.

One-On-One: Thomas Caulfield

GlobalFoundries' general manager for Fab 8 opens up on Moore's Law, 14nm, 22nm FD-SOI, ...

IP Market Shifts Direction

Experts at the table, part 2: The trend away from standardization; the impact of fewer ...

Problems Ahead for EDA

Experts at the table, part 3: Participants discuss if startups should be being tackling...

Energy Harvesting Update

One-on-one with Georgia Tech's Manos Tentzeris on what's possible today and what will u...

Power Management Verification Req...

Experts at the table, final of three parts: Good engineering judgment; software adds ch...

Rethinking Power

The growing emphasis on battery life and energy costs is prompting tools vendors to ret...

Trouble Ahead For IP industry?

Could process technology changes be signaling a disruptive change for the IP industry? ...

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Latest News

Blog Review: May 27

Wearables for developing countries; technology leaps near and ...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Samsung rolls 10nm; top IC rankings; Semicon themes; BEOL and ...

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Tool updates from Cadence, Invionics, eSilicon, and OneSpin; S...

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Startup Corner

Tortuga Logic: Hardware Security

Startup emerges from stealth mode with focus on debugging hard...

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Research

System Bits: May 26

Chip-based vaccines; supercomputers hunt for supernovae; activ...

Power/Performance Bits: May 26

Highlights in graphene research: woven fabric electrodes; boos...

Manufacturing Bits: May 26

Table-top EUV; laser printer DSA; tiny beamsplitters.

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored

International News

Analysis: Applied-TEL Scrap Merger

Applied Materials and TEL have agreed to terminate their merge...

NXP To Buy Freescale For $16.7B

Overlap minimal between companies, strengthening position in a...

Executive Insight: Frankwell Lin

Andes Technology's president talks about the exploding market ...

ARM Buys Dutch IoT Security Company

Purchase fills in missing puzzle piece for embedded microcontr...

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