Special Reports

Manufacturing Constraint Fears Grow

By: Ed Sperling


The race to get designs done on schedule doesn't guarantee they'll hit market windows.
DNA Sequencing Device Market Heats Up

By: Mark LaPedus


Technology for mapping genes is improving faster than Moore's Law. New options range fr...
Smarter Cars, But How Smart?

By: Ernest Worthman


The pace of development in all phases of intelligent objects. Delivery schedules are an...
Energy Harvesting Makes Progress

By: Ed Sperling


After years of dabbling with ways to create energy without an external power source, re...

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Top Stories

Analysis: At IEDM, the big challenge is to figure out where the IC industry is heading ...
First of two parts: It's easy to make predictions, but the best in the industry have a ...
A survey of top execs points to a solid upcoming year, but significant changes are unde...
First of two parts: By most accounts, the stacked die ecosystem is status quo, with not...
Experts at the table, part 1: What is software-driven verification and how does it rela...
Experts at the table, part 3: The panelists discuss use cases and how they differ from ...
It's not necessarily bad news, but there are some big unknowns. Consolidation likely wi...
As the industry moves down process nodes, it is increasingly difficult to ramp yield fr...
Existing approaches may work initially, but new technology and methods will be necessar...


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Latest News

DSA Moves Ahead

IBM prints 29 nm-pitch directed self-assembly fin arrays with self-aligned pr...

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Sonics wins deal with Nexell; GF and Cadence enable 28nm ARM on SLP; Synopsys...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

SMIC fabs Qualcomm 28nm chips; do something Congress; cloudy solar equipment ...

Blog Review: Dec. 17

Fridge tricks; mixed-signal mistakes; PCB pointers; smart rings; clocks; LPDD...


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International News

Chip Business Picks Up In Japan

Renesas boosts profit for seven consecutive quarters; semis add profit at Tos...

Bluetooth Adoption To Grow With IoT

Uses beyond just phones should make the low-power standard ubiquitous.

SoCs For Safer Cars

Renesas introduces a platform and ecosystem for the next generation of automo...

Who Really Invented The Blue LED?

According to the Nobel Prize committee, it was three Japanese scientists, but...


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