Special Reports

CEO Outlook: Chip Design 2017

By: Ed Sperling

Political uncertainty, tempered optimism, continued consolidation, and concerns about c...
Uncertainty Grows For 5nm, 3nm

By: Mark LaPedus

Nanosheets and nanowire FETs under development, but costs are skyrocketing. New packagi...
New Wave Of Consolidation

By: Ed Sperling

What's driving it, what's next, and who should be concerned?

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Top Stories

What Can Go Wrong In Automotive

Experts at the Table, part 2: Understanding security risks, ECUs vs. SoCs; dealing with...

Choosing Power-Saving Techniques

There are so many options that the best ones aren't always obvious.

The Multiplier And The Singularity

AI makes interesting reading, but physics will limit just how far it can go and how qui...

Power State Switching Gets Tougher

Understanding and implementing power state switching delays can make or break a design.

Mobile Processors Move Beyond Phones

Qualcomm, other vendors look to autos, drones, and other applications.

2017: Manufacturing And Markets

Part 1: The future of Moore's Law, new architectures and packaging, and a spike in auto...

The Power And Limits Of Money

What motivates successful engineering organizations, and why Google, Facebook and Amazo...

IoT Security Risks Grow

Experts at the table, part 2: Mirai, Shodan, and where the holes are in security; estab...

Smart Manufacturing Gains Momentum

Problems remain for legacy infrastructure, but adoption will continue to grow as gaps a...

Prioritizing Vehicle Data Traffic

Challenges grow for classifying and tagging huge volumes of data from connected cars.

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Latest News

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Foundry rankings; NI’s IoT lab; ISS forecasts; CapEx outlook.

The Week In Review: IoT

NI sets up IIoT Lab; FarmLogs adds $22M in funding; IoT news f...

The Week In Review: Design

Synopsys acquires static analysis company; Bluetooth 5 VIP; MI...

Blog Review: Jan. 11

ATPG and Moore's Law; finFET challenges; building an emulator;...

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Manufacturing Bits: Jan. 17

GOOI FETs; gallium oxide epi; EU patterning program.

System Bits: Jan. 17

Overcoming quantum hurdles; illness-sensing biosensors.

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 17

Creating magnets with electricity; bad news for perovskite sol...

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Startup Corner

SiFive: Low-Cost Custom Silicon

Company seeks to build solutions based on open-source processo...

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Knowledge Centers / Entities, people and technologies explored


Siemens To Buy Mentor For $4.5B

Updated: Deal adds mechanical, thermal, electrical and embedde...

Samsung To Buy Harman For $8B

Tier 1 acquisition boosts automotive portfolio.

Qualcomm + NXP = IoT Powerhouse

What the Qualcomm-NXP deal means for IoT.

Lam, KLA-Tencor Scrap Merger

Updated: Regulatory issues plague M&A activity in fab tool bus...

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