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Manufacturing Bits: Jan. 16

Coherent X-ray imaging; cheaper MRI; geometry mystery.

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 16

Lithium-iron-oxide battery; solar windows; light-absorbing graphene.

System Bits: Jan. 16

Quantum sensors; next-gen computer design; memristors.

EDA, IP Sales Up 8%

All geographies show growth, including Japan; hiring increases across the industry.

PowerDown: Power Efficiency

Recycling power used in one chip cycle to run the other can save 90% over pulling straight from the battery.

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The Week in Review: IoT

IoT market growth; investments in IoT; Cambium products.

Generically Reusable IP No One Uses

If we just keep putting generically reusable on the box, all we’re doing is...

Blogs - LPHP (more)

Warp Speed Ahead

What can you do with orders of magnitude performance improvements?

Electronic Design For Reliable Autonomous Driving

Current design processes are not keeping up with the ambitious demands of the...

A Simple Way To Improve Automotive In-System Test

Test points for hybrid ATPG/LBIST applications make it easier to reach the IS...

Blogs - MD (more)

The Future Of AI Is In Materials

Why materials engineering is so critical to unlocking artificial intelligence...

How Good Is 95% Accuracy?

Learning to deal with machines making mistakes.

What the Experts Think

Delivering the next 5 years of semiconductor technology

Blogs - PTES (more)

Advanced Packaging Still Not So Simple

While different packaging approaches do improve performance with less power, ...

2017: A Good Year for ATE

Test equipment sales were up, and so were the share prices of ATE stocks.

The Quantum Man Effect

Art, science and technology all change the way we experience the world.

Blogs - Security (more)

Can Autonomous Cars Get Around The Corner?

It may sound simple, but it's not so easy for machines.

Automotive Startup Activity Swelling

The automotive industry is shaking up the startup world.

Bluetooth Mesh Drives Security For Automotive Applications

What's changing in Bluetooth that makes security a requirement, not an option.

Blogs - SLD (more)

Building In Functional Safety At The Lowest Hardware Levels Supports Autonomous Driving’s Future

Adoption trends in current ADAS design blaze a trail for resilient, high-perf...

Preparing For Bigger Changes Ahead

System-level design is in the midst of a major shift.

And The Winner Is…

Which subjects garnered the most reads in 2017? Which of those trends will co...

Cascade Effects (more)

What Just Happened?

In the period of a year the semiconductor industry has transformed into somet...

Crunch Time

The network as we've known it for a couple of generations is changing before ...

The “Last Simple Node” And the Internet of Things

A huge amount of foundry space built in the last five years will be converted...

Edges Of Darkness (more)

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

ASML is going into the pellicle business!

Visiting The Future At CLEO

Pointing light in different directions: mid-infrared microscopy, quantum cryp...

Advanced Lithography: Moore’s Law Moves On

If designers can stand all the rules that come with quadruple patterning, the...

Foundry Forum (more)

Samsung Foundry’s Business Strategy

A look at manufacturing changes and advanced technology updates.

Hand's On Design (more)

Does IoT Change Design?

Is the Internet of Things really something that will impact system design, or...

EDA Resurgence Through Open Flows

The EDA industry can experience a resurgence if truly open interfaces and ope...

The Perilous Path From Technology To Product

Just because a product can do more doesn’t mean it should—or that you’l...

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3D Construction Ahead

Building sub-wavelength structures using photons, and using 3D printers to cr...

ReRAM Gains Even More Steam

Latest manufacturing techniques are being explored as commercial products beg...

Molecular Imprints becomes a virtual reality company

Remainder of company acquired by Magic Leap, a VC-funded startup led by Google.

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Siemens To Buy Mentor For $4.5B

Updated: Deal adds mechanical, thermal, electrical and embedded software capa...

Samsung To Buy Harman For $8B

Tier 1 acquisition boosts automotive portfolio.

Qualcomm + NXP = IoT Powerhouse

What the Qualcomm-NXP deal means for IoT.

IoT and Security (more)

The Week in Review: IoT

Happy 20th birthday, Bluetooth; CES; Cisco and Quanergy.

What Will 2018 Bring To The IoT?

Money pours into IoT/IIoT technology. Security and ROI are leading topics.

Tech Talk: Debugging ASICs With Embedded FPGAs

Finding other uses for eFPGAs.

Knowledge Central (more)

Major Growth For Knowledge Center

An update on the Knowledge Center, plus a few pop quizzes.

Industry Collaboration Starts

Check out all the new stuff...And this is just the beginning.

Welcome To The Knowledge Center

There are more than 1,600 information pages already in the system, and many m...

Litho Guru (more)

Semicon West Lithography Report

OK, so I didn't go to Semicon West. That doesn't mean I don't have opinions ...

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2013 – day 2

There were some great papers at AL on Tuesday.  Here are some of my favorite...

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2013 – day 4

The last day of the conference gave the tool updates. So how is EUV progress...

Low Power-High Performance (more)

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 16

Lithium-iron-oxide battery; solar windows; light-absorbing graphene.

Warp Speed Ahead

What can you do with orders of magnitude performance improvements?

Electronic Design For Reliable Autonomous Driving

Current design processes are not keeping up with the ambitious demands of the...

Making The IoT Smarter (more)

Getting Ready For The IoT

Preparing for the next seismic shift in the semiconductor industry.

Metrics For Measuring Performance And Power In IoT SoC Designs

Benchmarking can provide relevant data for real-world applications.

The Real Value In Customizing Instructions

How to enable an order of magnitude in power savings for IoT applications.

Manufacturing and Design (more)

Manufacturing Bits: Jan. 16

Coherent X-ray imaging; cheaper MRI; geometry mystery.

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 2: What are the sources of variation, how much is ...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Intel-Micron NAND breakup; UMC-Micron suit; GF-ST FD-SOI deal.

News (more)

EDA, IP Sales Up 8%

All geographies show growth, including Japan; hiring increases across the ind...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Intel-Micron NAND breakup; UMC-Micron suit; GF-ST FD-SOI deal.

The Week In Review: Design

Synopsys buys Kilopass; processors for machine learning; deals.

On The Edge (more)

Apple Vs. FBI, Take Two

No system can ever be fully secured.

Oh, The Hypocrisy

Did Apple really claim it's protecting the privacy of iPhone customers?

IoE Things Are Spying On Us

Direct marketers are using hiddenware to figure out what we're thinking.

Open Talk (more)

ARM Buys Carbon

Deal allows ARM to create virtual prototypes for performance and power analys...

Customized On-Chip Process Monitors

Using ring oscillators to validate design signoff methodology and silicon pro...

Inside The Hybrid Memory Cube

A look at how to break through the memory bandwidth wall.

Packaging and Test (more)

Advanced Packaging Still Not So Simple

While different packaging approaches do improve performance with less power, ...

2017: A Good Year for ATE

Test equipment sales were up, and so were the share prices of ATE stocks.

Packaging Challenges For 2018

Shortages, pricing pressures, rising investments and more packaging options a...

Power Architect (more)

TSMC: 10nm To Be Greater Than 10% Of 2017 Wafer Revenue

10nm heads into full swing, with 7nm and 5nm on the horizon.

Green Computing: GPUs Strike Back

Speed matters, but so does efficiency.

Making Waves In Deep Learning

How deep learning applications will map onto a chip.

Power Down (more)

A Strategy For Designing For Power With FinFETs

Moving from 28nm to finFETs provides a 1.2X improvement in power and performa...

Doing More With RTL Power Analysis: Smart Synthesis Architecture

The migration to finFET processes requires a serious focus on dynamic power c...

Microarchitecture Design For Low Power

A look at first-in, first-out design tradeoffs.

Process Watch (more)

The Economics Of Moore’s Law

Ten years from now, CMOS will seem as old-fashioned as vacuum tubes.

The Internet Of Power Also Benefits From Moore’s Law

It's increasingly possible to stack technologies to produce smart systems.

Betting On Wright’s Law

Moore’s Law is primarily an economic law, but it can be expanded and applie...

Real Insights (more)

Getting A Handle On RTL X-Verification Challenges

Optimistic simulation behavior can hide bugs in your design that don't show u...

Design And Verification Survey Results

New Poll: Lint topped the list on verification technologies to adopt, followe...

Billion-Gate Signoff

A recommended sign off activity list mean fewer re-spins and a design that is...

Research (more)

Manufacturing Bits: Jan. 16

Coherent X-ray imaging; cheaper MRI; geometry mystery.

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 16

Lithium-iron-oxide battery; solar windows; light-absorbing graphene.

System Bits: Jan. 16

Quantum sensors; next-gen computer design; memristors.

Round Tables (more)

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 2: What are the sources of variation, how much is ...

Could Liquid IP Lead To Better Chips?

Experts at the Table, part 3: What remains to be done before liquid IP become...

Who’s Responsible For Security?

Experts at the Table, part 1: Where security is working, where it isn't, and ...

Secure Connections (more)

Brave New World Of Mobility

The ITS World Congress in Bordeaux demonstrates the potential of future mobil...

How To Prevent Identity Theft

The number of choices for securing identities is on the rise, but so is the n...

The Promise Of NFC For Industry 4.0

The manufacturing sector has become increasingly digital, which means it can ...

Setting The Standard (more)

Get Ready For DVCon Europe

New conference will address complex system-level design, mixed signal verific...

2014 Accellera Standards Are Built on Powerful Shoulders

What to watch out for in standards this year and how those changes will affec...

Community, Collaboration And Standards

Where to find standards downloads for the electronics industry and what they'...

Special Reports (more)

Machine Learning’s Growing Divide

Is the industry heading toward another hardware/software divide in machine le...

Blockchain: Hype, Reality, Opportunities

Technology investments and rollouts are accelerating, but there is still plen...

A New Memory Contender?

FeFETs are a promising next-gen memory based on well-understood materials.

Standards And Beyond (more)

Important Changes Ahead

DesignCon panels will focus on system-level power modeling and silicon photon...

See The Internet Of Things…In 3D

The need to integrate a wide variety of functionality economically can't be a...

Multi-Die Packaging Gains Steam

Commercial progress to be unveiled at Global Interposer Technology workshop.

Startup Corner (more)

PowerDown: Power Efficiency

Recycling power used in one chip cycle to run the other can save 90% over pul...

Aeponyx: Optical Chips For Telecom

New company seeks to cut cost of optical switch by 10X, improve performance b...

Performance-IP: Less Memory Latency

Embedded IP improves performance by identifying and isolating random requests.

System-Level Design (more)

System Bits: Jan. 16

Quantum sensors; next-gen computer design; memristors.

EDA, IP Sales Up 8%

All geographies show growth, including Japan; hiring increases across the ind...

The Week In Review: Design

Synopsys buys Kilopass; processors for machine learning; deals.

Technical Papers (more)

Making high-capacity data caches more efficient

Cache-management scheme that they say improves the data rate of in-package DRAM

How Neural Networks Think (MIT)

General-purpose technique sheds light on inner workings of neural nets traine...

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves (MIT & Mass General)

Learning Sleep Stages from Radio Signals

The Early Edition (more)

SoC Connectivity Verification Nightmare

Static checks supplement simulation-based verification.

Physical Lint: Physical Quality Metrics For Your RTL

Improving the quality of RTL leads to more predictable design convergence and...

Taming Lint With Formal

Linting tools take advantage of fast and shallow analysis to provide quick fe...

The Engineering Career Blog (more)

Commercializing Technology

Once you develop the product, you have to be prepared to sell it.

A Tough Balancing Act

Should you focus on technology or customers?

Moving From Engineering To Management Or Staying On The Technical Track

The stigma of sticking to your technology roots is gone. So what's your next ...

The Traffic Cop (more)

Three Common SoC Power Management Myths

Approaching power management from the architectural design level.

NoC Versus PIN: Size Matters

Complexity and flexibility are the real drivers of fabric choice, not the num...

Don’t Forget To Consider Productivity In Semiconductor IP Evaluations

Make vs. buy isn't as simple a decision as it might appear.

The Way IC It (more)

CSR In Semis

Giving back to the industry is a good thing—and something everyone should b...

Stacking The Deck

Enabling 2.5D and 3D architecture and the supply chain.

Stacking The Deck

Enabling 2.5D and 3D architecture and the supply chain.

Top Stories (more)

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 2: What are the sources of variation, how much is ...

Turning Down The Power

Why ultra-low power is suddenly an issue for everyone.

Predictions: Markets And Drivers

Part 1: What advancements can we expect to see in 2018, which markets will dr...

Transcendental Specs (more)

It’s All In the Sequence

Whether dealing with SoCs or a disaster in space, determining the correct set...

Making Way For Register Specification Software

While more registers means more functionality and configurability, more is no...

The Ultimate Shift Left

Important observations from Einstein and New England's ice traders.

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Building In Functional Safety At The Lowest Hardware Levels Supports Autonomous Driving’s Future

Adoption trends in current ADAS design blaze a trail for resilient, high-perf...

Week In Review: Design

Acquisitions; Intel security vulnerability; AI chip for health care.

Making high-capacity data caches more efficient

Cache-management scheme that they say improves the data rate of in-package DRAM

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Tech Talk: Debugging ASICs With Embedded FPGAs

Finding other uses for eFPGAs.

Tech Talk: EM Crosstalk

An issue previously confined to analog circuits has become a critical design ...

Tech Talk: Substrate Noise Coupling

How noise can impact the sensitive analog parts of a design, where it comes f...

Views From The Fringe (more)

A Semiconductor Approach To Desalination

A new growth market for a very good cause.

Quality And Safety In Automotive Electronics: Venturing beyond ISO-26262

For the automotive market, chips need to last a lot longer than they do in a ...

VoltEdge (more)

Power Shifts In Digital Chip Space

The front runner is Intel, and it’s uncertain if or when anyone will catch up.

Improved Efficiency

What’s ahead in power management techniques and why changes are needed.

Near-Threshold Computing

Operating near the level when transistors switch on an off can save lots of p...

Whitepapers (more)

Circuit-Level Aging Simulations Predict The Long-Term Behavior Of ICs

How to minimize design margins with accurate advanced transistor degradation ...

The Implementation of Embedded PVT Monitoring Subsystems In Today’s Cutting Edge Technologies

How to improve performance and reliability of SoC designs.

Performance Improvement By System Aware Substrate Noise Analysis For Mixed-signal IC

How to avoid chip failure due to noise.


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