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Electromagnetic Crosstalk Considerations In Low Power Designs

A method for shrinking the size and power of designs, with less margin and fewer decaps.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Fab tool customer satisfaction; chip rankings; wafer boom.

The Week in Review: IoT

IoT World; startup funding; White House moves.

The Week In Review: Design

Safety-critical IP; digital twins; mobile video compression.

The Power Of De-Integration

Pushing the laws of physics is becoming far too expensive for most chipmakers.

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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 Crosstalk Considerations In Low Power Designs

A method for shrinking the size and power of designs, with less margin and fe...

Higher Performance, Lower Power Everywhere

New compute models will require significant improvements in both speed and ef...

Multiphysics Challenges For EDA Tools

Demand for analog electronics is growing, making it increasingly important to...

Blogs - MD (more)

The Power Of De-Integration

Pushing the laws of physics is becoming far too expensive for most chipmakers.

What’s Missing In EUV?

The gaps include mask inspection and pellicles.

The Challenges Of Process Control On FinFETs And FD-SOI

While both technologies face similar challenges, fundamental differences in a...

Blogs - PTES (more)

The Case For Chiplets

Emphasis on time to market and design costs is raising visibility for this ap...

NIWeek on Offer in May

National Instruments to draw thousands of users to Austin, Texas.

Surface Modification: Solving Semiconductor Manufacturing Challenges

A different approach to improve process reliability and speed up time to depl...

Blogs - Security (more)

New Deep Learning Processors, Embedded FPGA Technologies, SoC Design Solutions

#55DAC: Must-see technologies in the DAC 2018 IP track.

Rules Of The Driverless Road

So far there is no consistency to the data. When that changes, so will the au...

Smart Farming Accelerates

Applying technology to a very well established industry is picking up steam.

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Re-Engineering Humanity

Why artificial intelligence will change our views, and why you need to know t...

The Great Chip Shakeup

It's too early to predict who will win and why, but there are huge new opport...

Interface DRC Can Streamline Chip-Level Interface Physical Verification

Validate chip-level interconnects and block interfaces early without generati...

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

IoT World; startup funding; White House moves.

New Deep Learning Processors, Embedded FPGA Technologies, SoC Design Solutions

#55DAC: Must-see technologies in the DAC 2018 IP track.

The Week in Review: IoT

IoT World; Carbon Black goes public; smart water meters.

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...

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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)

Electromagnetic Crosstalk Considerations In Low Power Designs

A method for shrinking the size and power of designs, with less margin and fe...

Fast-Tracking Safe Autonomous Vehicles

How to drive, fly and maneuver millions or billions of miles required to vali...

Power/Performance Bits: May 15

Aluminum batteries; shrinking optical synthesizers; assessing solar tech.

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

Fab tool customer satisfaction; chip rankings; wafer boom.

The Power Of De-Integration

Pushing the laws of physics is becoming far too expensive for most chipmakers.

What’s Missing In EUV?

The gaps include mask inspection and pellicles.

News (more)

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Fab tool customer satisfaction; chip rankings; wafer boom.

The Week in Review: IoT

IoT World; startup funding; White House moves.

The Week In Review: Design

Safety-critical IP; digital twins; mobile video compression.

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)

Integrating Memristors For Neuromorphic Computing

The latest research on memory, variability, and compute architectures—and w...

OSAT Consolidation Continues

The merger of ASE Group and SPIL alters the competitive landscape, but more c...

The Case For Chiplets

Emphasis on time to market and design costs is raising visibility for this ap...

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: May 15

Space metrology; tracking the changes on earth.

System Bits: May 15

Self-driving tech for back roads; heavy fermion superconductors; auditory bra...

Power/Performance Bits: May 15

Aluminum batteries; shrinking optical synthesizers; assessing solar tech.

Round Tables (more)

More Lithography/Mask Challenges

Experts at the table, part 3: Demand for compute power still growing; what's ...

EDA In The Cloud

Experts at the Table, part 2: How should tools be licensed for the Cloud, and...

EDA In The Cloud

Experts at the Table, part 1: While the Cloud may be ready for EDA, it is not...

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)

Designing Hardware For Security

Most attacks in the past focused on gaining access to software, but Meltdown ...

New Patterning Options Emerging

Why self-aligned approaches are becoming so critical to scaling, and what pro...

Get Ready For Integrated Silicon Photonics

This more than Moore technology is still ramping up, and problems need to be ...

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)

Spark Microsystems: LP On-Chip Radios

Startup seeks to displace BLE with RF that is extremely low energy.

Xceler Systems: Graph Architecture

Startup building AI chip like a brain, a few synapses at a time.

Ayar Labs: Faster I/O

Processer I/O made of fiber, not copper, could help reconfigure data centers.

System-Level Design (more)

The Week In Review: Design

Safety-critical IP; digital twins; mobile video compression.

Blog Review: May 16

USB Dual Mode; shifting left in automotive; Agile hardware; where are new U.S...

System Bits: May 15

Self-driving tech for back roads; heavy fermion superconductors; auditory bra...

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)

RF SOI Wars Begin

5G is driving up demand for both 300mm and 200mm capacity. Both are in short ...

FinFET Metrology Challenges Grow

Hybrid schemes are being deployed, with new equipment and machine learning ra...

Chipmakers Look Beyond Scaling

GlobalFoundries CTO Gary Patton digs into how customers' priorities are shift...

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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The Week in Review: IoT

Orangeworm; medical insecurity; SamSam ransomware.

The Race To Accelerate

What's behind the buzz surrounding eFPGAs, and why now?

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...

Videos (more)

Tech Talk: MCU Memory Options

A look at the tradeoffs between embedded NVM and system in package.

Tech Talk: HBM vs. GDDR6

A look at two different memory options, and the pros and cons of each.

Tech Talk: Shrink Vs. Package

Tradeoffs between putting everything onto a single chip and different advance...

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)

Innovative Scalable Design-Based Care Area Methodology For Defect Monitoring In Production

How to improve time to results, increase efficiency, and add consistent sensi...

Fast-Tracking Safe Autonomous Vehicles

How to drive, fly and maneuver millions or billions of miles required to vali...

Implementation Of An Asynchronous Bundled-Data Router For A GALS NoC In The Context Of A VSoC

A look at the design and implementation of an architecture suitable for a vis...


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