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RISC-V Pros And Cons

Proponents tout freedom for computing architectures, but is the semiconductor ecosystem ready for open-source hardware?

Verification Cowboys

What does it take to be a successful EDA startup? Seven verification company executives provide some insight.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Samsung’s foundry push; GF in China; Multibeam’s DoD deal; NI’s test rollout.

The Week In Review: IoT

Intel and the IoT; new Cisco products; IIoT at NIWeek.

The Week In Review: Design

Functional safety suite; OVP models; high-end embedded ARC cores; 25G PHY; Samsung certifications.

Blogs - LPHP (more)

The Future Of Sports Cars

A switch to autonomous vehicles could happen more quickly than anyone thought...

Power Just One Piece Of The Puzzle At 10nm And Below

Dynamic power density and rising leakage power make it more important than ev...

The Efficiency Problem

Part 2: Solving Power Limitations for CNNs on DSP Processors

Blogs - MD (more)

Making Interconnects Faster

How cobalt compares to copper, and why it matters.

Will Higher Production Costs Hamper IoT Growth?

Solving capacity and supply issues are critical to this segment's success.

High-Stakes Litho Game

Developing EUV was only the first step. Selling it to the semiconductor indus...

Blogs - PTES (more)

Embedded FPGA, The Ultimate Accelerator

How embedded FPGAs compare to discrete FPGAs.

Advanced Packaging Goes Mainstream

After decades of work, there are now plenty of commercial success stories.

The Future of Testing

System-level testing and other technologies are on deck.

Blogs - Security (more)

Embedded FPGA, The Ultimate Accelerator

How embedded FPGAs compare to discrete FPGAs.

What Autonomy Level Is Your Car?

Classifications about the different stages of autonomy are confusing.

Resolving Privacy In The Car

Hand in hand with security, issues regarding privacy must be dealt with in au...

Blogs - SLD (more)

Verification Cowboys

What does it take to be a successful EDA startup? Seven verification company ...

Foundry Wars, Take Two

What multiple process nodes and market uncertainties mean to the design world.

Verification And Validation Don’t Mean The Same Thing

The two tasks have different goals and require a different approach.

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.

Int News (more)

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

Intel and the IoT; new Cisco products; IIoT at NIWeek.

The Week In Review: IoT

IoT World wrap-up; startup funding; Google Cloud IoT Core.

The Week In Review: IoT

IoT World next week; Microsoft debuts Azure IoT Edge; DMI buys Lochbridge.

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: May 23

Biosupercapacitor; highly conductive transparent film; electroplating cathodes.

Maintaining Power Profiles At 10/7nm

Capturing what is driving power in a design means different things to differe...

Power/Performance Bits: May 16

Chaos-based IC; electrolytes for sodium, magnesium batteries; graphene speaker.

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 Week In Review: Manufacturing

Samsung’s foundry push; GF in China; Multibeam’s DoD deal; NI’s test ro...

Samsung Unveils Scaling, Packaging Roadmaps

Foundry unit rolls out ambitious plan down to 4nm, along with 18nm FD-SOI and...

Reworking Established Nodes

Attention turns to pre-finFET processes because benefits of device scaling do...

News (more)

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Samsung’s foundry push; GF in China; Multibeam’s DoD deal; NI’s test ro...

The Week In Review: IoT

Intel and the IoT; new Cisco products; IIoT at NIWeek.

The Week In Review: Design

Functional safety suite; OVP models; high-end embedded ARC cores; 25G PHY; Sa...

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)

2.5D, Fan-Out Inspection Issues Grow

Advanced packaging is now mainstream, but making sure these devices work prop...

Advanced Packaging Goes Mainstream

After decades of work, there are now plenty of commercial success stories.

Ultra-Thin Substrate Assembly Challenges For Advanced Flip Chip Package

Addressing challenges for achieving increased margins in power delivery and i...

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: May 23

Pushing optical metrology; advancing X-ray metrology; ionic metrology.

Power/Performance Bits: May 23

Biosupercapacitor; highly conductive transparent film; electroplating cathodes.

System Bits: May 23

Diamond transistors; switchable transistors; graphene kills bacteria.

Round Tables (more)

Verification Unification

Experts at the Table, part 1: The verification task relies on both dynamic ex...

Whatever Happened To HLS?

Experts at the table, part 3: Targeting FPGA resources, OpenCL, tackling safe...

Whatever Happened to High-Level Synthesis?

Experts at the table, part 2: Playing in an IP integration world, defining ve...

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)

The Race To 10/7nm

Next nodes are expected to be long-lasting, because costs of developing chip ...

Moore’s Law: Toward SW-Defined Hardware

Part 2: Heterogeneity and architectures become focus as scaling benefits shri...

22nm Process War Begins

High price of moving to finFETs pushes foundries to offer a less expensive al...

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)

Performance-IP: Less Memory Latency

Embedded IP improves performance by identifying and isolating random requests.

Fractilia: Pattern Roughness Metrology

Litho expert Chris Mack has started a new company that addresses line-edge ro...

Sigasi: Cleaner VHDL And SystemVerilog

Company applies software techniques to hardware coding.

System-Level Design (more)

RISC-V Pros And Cons

Proponents tout freedom for computing architectures, but is the semiconductor...

Verification Cowboys

What does it take to be a successful EDA startup? Seven verification company ...

The Week In Review: Design

Functional safety suite; OVP models; high-end embedded ARC cores; 25G PHY; Sa...

Technical Papers (more)

Synthetic Sensors: Towards General-Purpose Sensing (Carnegie Mellon Univ)

CMU's plug-In "Synthetic Sensor" transforms any room into smart environment

Memory Model Verification at the Trisection of Software, Hardware, and ISA (Princeton)

Princeton University researchers have discovered a series of errors in the RI...

Design For Noise (DfN)

Using direct measurement of noise for better noise-sensitive process control.

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)

RISC-V Pros And Cons

Proponents tout freedom for computing architectures, but is the semiconductor...

Respecting Reset

Reset is one of the most important signals in a design and yet perhaps one of...

Toward Continuous HW-SW Integration

Increased complexity and heterogeneity are prompting new methods that can ave...

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.

Uncategorized (more)

Synthetic Sensors: Towards General-Purpose Sensing (Carnegie Mellon Univ)

CMU's plug-In "Synthetic Sensor" transforms any room into smart environment

Wearable AI System Can Detect A Conversation Tone (MIT)

An artificially intelligent, wearable system that can predict if a conversati...

The Week In Review: IoT

DARPA boosts IoT security; Dell expands IoT program; IoT market to hit $3B in...

Videos (more)

Tech Talk: eFPGA Acceleration

When and why to use embedded FPGAs.

Biz Talk: ASICs

eSilicon's CEO discusses the future of scaling, the rollout of advanced packa...

Tech Talk: Ethernet

The economics of rightsizing communications in the enterprise.

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)

Five Things You Need To Know Before Selecting An RTOS

What to consider in selecting an operating system for any embedded device.

Embracing ISO 26262: Efficient Verification Of Safety-Critical Hardware

How automotive suppliers can continue to advance their technology without sac...

Avoiding The Top 10 Software Security Design Flaws

Why so many design flaws have remained on the list of top security issues for...


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