Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 29


Diamond chips The optical transistor, which transports photons, holds great promise. Photons are not only faster than electrons, but they have less crosstalk. But optical transistors are also expensive and difficult to produce. In a possible breakthrough, the ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences has demonstrated a “nano-size” diamond that can act as an efficient optical switch. Researche... » read more

RTL Signoff


Piyush Sancheti, Atrenta's vice president of product marketing, talks with Low-Power/High-Performance Engineering about where the pain points are in design and why RTL signoff has become so important. [youtube vid=8Ra1_VmzW50] » read more

FinFETs On SOI


Soitec's Steve Longoria talks with Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design about what's changing at the leading edge of Moore's Law and why those changes are necessary. [youtube vid=K6D39QqJWSU] » read more