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How to maximize the value of prototyping.

Custom Chip Verification Issues Grow

No simple solutions to deal with market-specific requirements and advanced process node issues.

Blog Review: March 29

Neural network basics; pseudo-hierarchical DFT; zero day vulnerabilities; medical security; DVCon China.

Manufacturing Bits: March 28

Dental implants; multi-parameter microscopes; ptychography.

System Bits: March 28

Adapted Lego kit; sensor-laden robot skin; memory effects.

Blogs - LPHP (more)

Power, Performance And Electronic Surveillance

Stopping governments from listening to your conversations at home will requir...

Smart Antennas Come Into View

No longer invisible or unforgotten, antennas are getting smarter all the time.

HBM2: It’s All About The PHY

High-bandwidth memory is gaining significant traction, but poses unique chall...

Blogs - MD (more)

Playing With Chip Volumes

As more options open for manufacturing, so do questions about investments.

Following Multiple Patterns

Experts from Applied, ASML and Lam discuss patterning.

TFETs And/Or MOSFETs For Low-Power Design

What gets used in in future designs will depend on power requirements.

Blogs - PTES (more)

Testing For Security

So far, the best solution appears to be a team of white-hat hackers. That's n...

A Brief History of Test

Automatic test equipment dates back to the founding of Teradyne in 1960.

Crossing The Chasm: Uniting SoC And Package Verification

EDA companies, OSATs, and foundries must collaborate to ensure wafer-level pa...

Blogs - Security (more)

Internet Security? Not Even Close

The number of threats continues to expand. It's time the tech industry began ...

ASIL D Requires Precision

While the highest level of automotive safety requires precision in many ways,...

The Evolving Ransomware Threat

It's not just businesses anymore. Smart cars and homes can be held hostage.

Blogs - SLD (more)

Learn From The Experts

How to maximize the value of prototyping.

When Will It Be Done?

Big chip companies continue to get chips out the door on time, but it's getti...

What Is Portable Stimulus?

The standard for verification intent modeling has a misleading name. It shoul...

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...

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)

EEMBC Offers Benchmark for Bluetooth LE in IoT

It’s the first in a series of wireless protocol benchmarks for devices in I...

The Week In Review: IoT

AT&T, IBM add IIoT analytics; Samsung debuts Bixby; IoT Maker Board.

Data Leakage And The IIoT

Connecting industrial equipment to the Internet offers big improvements in up...

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: March 28

Storing solar energy as carbon monoxide; sugar-powered robots; perovskite sol...

Power/Performance Bits: March 21

Tiny redox flow batteries for chips; storing data on DNA; glass electrolyte.

Power Impacting Cost Of Chips

The cost of designing a power delivery network is rising, and that's not like...

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: March 28

Dental implants; multi-parameter microscopes; ptychography.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

China’s IC recruitment drive; IC roadmap; ASE awards; 5G.

Manufacturing Bits: March 21

Making harder windows; chaotic carbon; magnetic carbon.

News (more)

Blog Review: March 29

Neural network basics; pseudo-hierarchical DFT; zero day vulnerabilities; med...

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

China’s IC recruitment drive; IC roadmap; ASE awards; 5G.

The Week In Review: IoT

AT&T, IBM add IIoT analytics; Samsung debuts Bixby; IoT Maker Board.

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)

MEMS: Improving Cost And Yield

Second in a series: New packaging options could help boost profitability, but...

Testing For Security

So far, the best solution appears to be a team of white-hat hackers. That's n...

Advanced Wafer Level Packaging Of RF-MEMS With RDL Inductor

How to build RF MEMS tuners in the smallest possible form factor.

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: March 28

Dental implants; multi-parameter microscopes; ptychography.

System Bits: March 28

Adapted Lego kit; sensor-laden robot skin; memory effects.

Power/Performance Bits: March 28

Storing solar energy as carbon monoxide; sugar-powered robots; perovskite sol...

Round Tables (more)

Supporting CPUs Plus FPGAs

Experts at the table, part 1: What the toolchain looks like today and the dif...

Inside Lithography And Masks

Experts at the table, part 1: EUV's viability still in doubt even as rollout ...

BEOL Issues At 10nm And 7nm

Experts at the table, part 3: EUV, metallization, self-alignment, ALD, and th...

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)

China: Fab Boom or Bust?

A frenzy of activity is causing lots of speculation about how this complex ma...

Antenna Design Grows Up

Modern electronics relies heavily on antennas, but companies still make mista...

What Does An AI Chip Look Like?

As the market for artificial intelligence heats up, so does confusion about h...

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)

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.

SiFive: Low-Cost Custom Silicon

Company seeks to build solutions based on open-source processor cores.

System-Level Design (more)

Learn From The Experts

How to maximize the value of prototyping.

Custom Chip Verification Issues Grow

No simple solutions to deal with market-specific requirements and advanced pr...

Blog Review: March 29

Neural network basics; pseudo-hierarchical DFT; zero day vulnerabilities; med...

Technical Papers (more)

Higher-Than-Ballistic Conduction of Viscous Electron Flows (MIT & Weizmann)

Under certain specialized conditions, electrons can speed through a narrow op...

Even good bots fight: The case of Wikipedia (Oxford & Alan Turing Institute)

Simple autonomous algorithms can produce complex interactions that result in ...

Pattern Classification in a Mixed-Signal Circuit Based on Embedded 180-nm Floating-Gate Memory Cell Arrays

Prototype mixed-signal, 28x28-binary-input, 10-output, 3-layer neuromorphic n...

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 Foundry Files (more)

MEMS Explosion

The latest milestones and future trends for making MEMS a mainstream technology.

What’s In A Name?

Designing real value into new technology nodes.

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)

Custom Chip Verification Issues Grow

No simple solutions to deal with market-specific requirements and advanced pr...

EDA Revenue Up 18.9%

PCB and IP buoyed the healthy results for Q4.

Supporting CPUs Plus FPGAs

Experts at the table, part 1: What the toolchain looks like today and the dif...

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)

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...

Seeing The Future Of Vision

Self-driving cars and other uses call for more sophisticated vision systems.

Videos (more)

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.

Tech Talk: Extending DRAM

A deep dive into working with vertical memory.

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)

Optimal Memory Strategies: Where HBM2 Fits

As functionality increases, so does memory content.

VCS Fine-Grained Parallelism Simulation Performance Technology

How to reduce turnaround time for critical-path tests.

Rapid SoC Proof-Of-Concept For Zero Cost

Building intelligent systems at the edge of the IoT.


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