Special Reports

FinFET Rollout Slower Than Expected

By: Mark LaPedus

It costs nearly three times more to design a finFET-based chip than a 28nm planar chip,...
Is Dark Silicon Wasted Silicon?

By: Ann Steffora Mutschler

The physics of semiconductor scaling require thinking about die area utilization in a n...
Issues And Options At 5nm

By: Mark LaPedus

Lithographers look at the possibilities and challenges three nodes ahead and whether th...

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Top Stories

New Patterning Paradigm?

Selective deposition may be the way forward to the far reaches of device scaling after ...

FD-SOI Vs. FinFETs

Experts at the table, part 1: Why is FD-SOI needed and for what applications? Plus, how...

Next EUV Challenge: Mask Inspection

EUV lithography is making progress finally, but there are other related issues that sti...

Flash Dance For Inspection And Me...

3D NAND is the logical next step, but metrology and inspection issues continue to mount.

Ecosystem Changes

Experts at the table, part 3: What information gets shared with competitors; comparing ...

One-On-One: Dark Servers

Part 2: UC San Diego Michael Taylor talks about distributed approaches for dark silicon.

Stacked Die, Phase Two

Production versions of this packaging approach are hitting the market, with many more o...

The Wild West Of Automotive

Where there is change, there is opportunity. But it can also create uncertainty. Such i...

One-On-One: Dark Silicon

Part 1: UC San Diego Michael Taylor talks about why transistor scaling will continue fo...

UPF 3.0 Moves Toward Ratification

Additions include system-level power analysis and modeling, component-level modeling, i...

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Latest News

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

CapEx woes; foundry and chip rankings; inside the G6; KLA-Tenc...

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

ARM's Bluetooth acquisitions; EDA revenue up; Cadence Tensilic...

Blog Review: April 15

Astronomical memory; changes needed for smart cities; reinvent...

Manufacturing Bits: April 14

Monster waves of light; tomography on steroids; static standar...

System Bits: April 14

Antennas on chip; probabilistic programming; inkjet-printed li...

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Startup Corner

ChaoLogix: Integrated Security

Startup focuses on stopping side-channel attacks at the front ...

Semitrex: Efficient Power Conversion

Startup adds granularity for plug-in devices.

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International News

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...

EDA Up, Japan Continues To Slide

Strong growth in PCB driven by automotive market; China, Asia ...

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