Special Reports

Waiting For 5G Technology

By: Mark LaPedus

New wireless standard will significantly speed up communication, but dealing with mmWav...
Plotting The Next Semiconductor Road Map

By: Ed Sperling

Industry leaders examine enablers, implications, and perspectives for a changing techno...
The Trouble With MEMS

By: Ed Sperling

Severe price erosion is putting this whole sector under pressure at a time when demand ...

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Top Stories

Advanced Packaging Options, Issues

New fan-out technology under development; 2.5D trouble spots come into focus.

Next Challenge: Contact Resistance

New materials and tools are needed to solve an issue no one worried about in the past.

Executive Insight: Aki Fujimura

D2S' CEO peers into the future of lithography, photomasks, and what happens at 5nm.

Decoding The Brain

How will decoding the brain of a fruit fly help us build better computers? Lou Scheffer...

Photonics Moves Closer To Chip

Government, private funding ramps up as semiconductor industry looks for faster low-pow...


Need a low-power device design? What type of processor should you choose?

Near-Threshold Computing

A lot of changes had to come together to make near-threshold computing a technology tha...

Big Data Meets Chip Design

As the volume of data grows, companies are looking at what else they can do with that d...

The Future Of Memory

Experts at the table, part 1: DDR5 spec being defined; new SRAM under development.

How To Build Systems In Package

IEEE, SEMI team up on heterogeneous integration blueprints for optimization and integra...

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Latest News

The Week in Review: IoT

Samsung to invest $1.2B in U.S. IoT startups; Imagination and ...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Smart hubs; LED package; battle at Ultratech; power transistor...

The Week In Review: Design

PCIe 4.0 IP; analog resource; DAC attendance.

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Startup Corner

Menta Embeds FPGA Programmability

What could be worse than developing the infrastructure that go...

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Manufacturing Bits: June 21

Atomic sculpting; patterning 2D materials; MRI project.

System Bits: June 21

Easier parallel programming; manipulating matter; fabric as di...

Power/Performance Bits: June 21

A chip with 1,000 processors; topological plexcitons; efficien...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored


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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