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The Big Blur

There are multiple options, opportunities and threats on the horizon, creating some difficult choices.

The Value of Runtime Knowledge Management

Capturing knowledge and experience helps improve production and process quality.

Atomic Layer Etching: Rethinking the Art of Etch

Leveraging plasma has made ALE a thousand times faster than earlier approaches.

Advanced Defect Inspection Techniques For nFET And pFET Defectivity At 7nm Gate Poly Removal Process

How to reduce inspection performance without impacting the effectiveness of defectivity monitoring.

China’s Electric Car Ambitions

The nation hopes to dominate in batteries and raw materials.

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Looking For The Elephant In The Valley

Female role models doing exceptional things in tech have always existed. Hope...

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)

Electromagnetic Analysis and Signoff: Cost Savings

How to improve reliability, trim manufacturing costs, and shorten time to mar...

The Security Penalty

Just building systems based on speed now comes with a well-publicized risk.

Solving Puzzling Power-Aware Coverage: Getting An Aggregated Coverage Metric

How to fit low power coverage into the entire functional verification environ...

Blogs - MD (more)

The Big Blur

There are multiple options, opportunities and threats on the horizon, creatin...

China’s Electric Car Ambitions

The nation hopes to dominate in batteries and raw materials.

A New Type Of Switch

Several companies come together in the early development of a correlated elec...

Blogs - PTES (more)

The Quest For Perfection

There's no such thing as zero defects, particularly when you don't know for s...

Solving Fan-Out Wafer-Level Warpage Challenges Using Material Science

Improving technologies that enable heterogeneous integration.

Digital Fabrication’s Promise And Potential Pitfalls

Consumer 3D printing raises freedom of information issues.

Blogs - Security (more)

3 Big Challenges For 5G

Technology gains moment, but important issues still need to be resolved to ma...

Getting To Automotive Grade

The path to automotive-grade chips is not straightforward yet, and can mean s...

Physical Verification For Silicon Photonics: Don’t Panic!

From false DRC errors to the absence of a SPICE source netlist, photonic ICs ...

Blogs - SLD (more)

It’s All About Staying Ahead Of The Test Challenges Curve

As test pattern compression falls behind, new techniques are needed to keep t...

Architects Firmly In Control

New chips show multiple levels of innovation, with AI thrown in.

Hiring And Firing

When does it improve a project to take someone off of it?

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...

ImPatterning (more)

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)

Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto

Renesas and IDT; startup funding; smart speakers.

AI’s Long-Term Impact

The McKinsey Global Institute considers what AI means for companies, countrie...

People Vs. Self-Driving Cars

Why auto tech companies are so concerned about interactions with humans.

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)

Enabling Device Intelligence

AI chip design from the data center to the edge.

Electromagnetic Analysis and Signoff: Cost Savings

How to improve reliability, trim manufacturing costs, and shorten time to mar...

Power/Performance Bits: Sept. 18

Etching photovoltaics; solar panel degradation; photoelectrode for water spli...

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)

The Big Blur

There are multiple options, opportunities and threats on the horizon, creatin...

The Value of Runtime Knowledge Management

Capturing knowledge and experience helps improve production and process quality.

Atomic Layer Etching: Rethinking the Art of Etch

Leveraging plasma has made ALE a thousand times faster than earlier approaches.

News (more)

Blog Review: Sept. 19

Creating a new switch; effective formal; speculative execution; fab equipment...

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test

Deep learning center; new VC fund; tool billings.

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

Intel buys NetSpeed; embedded vision design kit; photonics layout.

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)

Auto Chip Design, Test Changes Ahead

Which tools and methodologies will work best to ensure electronics operate fo...

System-Level Test: Where Does It Fit?

Why an evolution in the test flow is so critical to the cost of test.

Intel Buys NetSpeed for NoC, Fabric IP

Startup becomes part of Intel’s Silicon Engineering Group; Intel shifts dir...

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)

System Bits: Sept. 18

SCADA security simulator; more efficient, transparent ML; AI in chemistry.

Manufacturing Bits: Sept. 18

Flexible nanowires; molecular wires.

Power/Performance Bits: Sept. 18

Etching photovoltaics; solar panel degradation; photoelectrode for water spli...

Round Tables (more)

Aging In Advanced Nodes

Experts at the Table, part 1: Why aging and reliability no longer can be addr...

Sorting Out Packaging Options

Experts at the Table, Part 1: Better naming conventions will reduce confusion...

Using More Verification Cores

Experts at the Table, part 3: How has the software industry been dealing with...

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)

People Vs. Self-Driving Cars

Why auto tech companies are so concerned about interactions with humans.

Big Changes For Mainstream Chip Architectures

AI-enabled systems are being designed to process more data locally as device ...

3D NAND Flash Wars Begin

Market overcrowding, more efficient manufacturing, and growing list of scalin...

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)

Baum: Finding SoC Power Flaws

Identifying power design flaws early with time/power-use analysis.

Carbon Nanotube DRAM

Is carbon nanotube memory too good to be true?

Syntiant: Analog Deep Learning Chips

Intel Capital funds startup to put AI in low-power mobile devices.

System-Level Design (more)

Blog Review: Sept. 19

Creating a new switch; effective formal; speculative execution; fab equipment...

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

Intel buys NetSpeed; embedded vision design kit; photonics layout.

Blog Review: Sept. 12

Speculative execution; portable stimulus models, benefits; consumer market bo...

Technical Papers (more)

Autonomous Vehicle Navigation in Rural Environments without Detailed Prior Maps (MIT)

Self-driving technology for back roads

Silicon CMOS Architecture For A Spin-based Quantum Computer

UNSW researchers have shown how a quantum computer can be manufactured using ...

Making high-capacity data caches more efficient

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

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)

Cryogenic Etch Re-Emerges

Technology could play a bigger role in 3D NAND, but control and cost remain p...

Variation’s Long, Twisty Tail

Multiple sources of variation are causing unexpected problems in everything f...

SiC Chip Demand Surges

Electric vehicles drive up market for silicon carbide power semiconductors, b...

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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designHUB: Design Reuse Made Real

Why companies need to reassess legacy processes, tools and design management ...

Cure The Common Cold…

...And much more. A call for papers for Arm TechCon.

The Week in Review: IoT

Orangeworm; medical insecurity; SamSam ransomware.

Videos (more)

Hybrid Memory

Tech Talk: How long can DRAM scalIng continue?

Huge Performance Gains Ahead

Where the next boosts will come from and why.

Energy-Efficient AI

How to improve the energy efficiency of AI operations.

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)

The Value of Runtime Knowledge Management

Capturing knowledge and experience helps improve production and process quality.

Atomic Layer Etching: Rethinking the Art of Etch

Leveraging plasma has made ALE a thousand times faster than earlier approaches.

Advanced Defect Inspection Techniques For nFET And pFET Defectivity At 7nm Gate Poly Removal Process

How to reduce inspection performance without impacting the effectiveness of d...


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