Special Reports

Battling Fab Cycle Times

By: Mark LaPedus

Why it's taking longer to manufacture chips at 10/7nm and what can be done about it.
Devices Threatened By Analog Content?

By: Brian Bailey

With few measurable methods to assess analog quality, it's not clear how that can impac...
Betting On Wafer-Level Fan-Outs

By: Ed Sperling

Chipmakers focus on packaging to reduce routing issues at 10nm, 7nm. Tool and methodolo...

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Top Stories

Progress In Flexible Electronics

Hybrid approach pairs very thin silicon with printed interconnects and sensors.

What Are FeFETs?

How this new memory stacks up against existing non-volatile memory.

Test More Complex For Cars, IoT

Safety-critical markets add new challenges for testing methodology, which can affect fu...

New Memories And Architectures Ahead

So far there is not widespread adoption, but many see change as inevitable.

What Can Be Cut From A Design?

Doing more with less equates to bigger design challenges.

Routing Signals At 7nm

Teklatech's CEO talks about the challenges of scaling and how to minimize IR drop and t...

OSAT Biz: Growth And Challenges

Dizzying number of options emerge, but cost remains key factor.

Chip-Package-Board Issues Grow

Success will depend on new tools, a better understanding of who's responsible, and new ...

Logic Analyzers Never Die

But these traditional debugging instruments are taking on different forms now.

Uncovering Unintended Behavior

First of two parts. Does your design contain a Trojan? Most people would never know, an...

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Latest News

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Toshiba’s woes; GF’s parent; Applied’s results; R&D lead...

The Week In Review: IoT

Optimal+ joins the IIC; NXP debuts secure platform; Cadence go...

The Week In Review: Design

Mentor's new emulator; mixed-language DRC & CDC verification; ...

Blog Review: Feb. 15

Emulation growth; hardware designer's role; software vulnerabi...

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Manufacturing Bits: Feb. 14

Making quark soup; developing stable helium.

System Bits: Feb. 14

Drug-selecting neural network; industrial ransomware; smartpho...

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 14

Electronics for Venus; low-power voice recognition; cheaper, s...

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Startup Corner

Sigasi: Cleaner VHDL And SystemVe...

Company applies software techniques to hardware coding.

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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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