Insider’s Guide To Fab Technology


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss fab technology with Matt Paggi, vice president of advanced technology development at GlobalFoundries. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: What’s driving demand for semiconductors today? Paggi: You are aware of what the worldwide semiconductor revenue growth is this year. There are peaks and valleys in the worldwide semiconduc... » read more

Limiters To The Internet Of Things


“Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love In many respects, the [getkc id="76" kc_name="Internet of Things"] (IoT) is already here. But because most of it is not directed at the consumer space, it seamlessly blends into the environment, unnoticed by everyone except for those who are reaping the benefits of it. When we talk about the IoT, most people concentr... » read more

Architecture Of Data In The IoT


It’s clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just a visionary concept. It’s on the verge of becoming a new reality. But this new reality is heavily dependent on the ability of an infrastructure to capture, secure and move data across networks. Given the tremendous amount of data that already surrounds us, this emerging paradigm will enable us to not just track and measure,... » read more

Experts At The Table: Process Technology Challenges


By Mark LaPedus Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design sat down to discuss future transistor, process and manufacturing challenges with Subramani Kengeri, vice president of advanced technology architecture at GlobalFoundries; Carlos Mazure, chief technical officer at Soitec; Raj Jammy, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Group at Intermolecular; and Girish Dixit, v... » read more

Optimizing Cost-Performance-Schedule With A Chip-Package-System (CPS) Methodology


To meet smart device requirements with high levels of sophistication from an exceedingly small device running off a battery, the underlying electronics must evolve at a rapid pace. To read more, click here. » read more

Challenges In IC And Electronic Systems Verification


By Aveek Sarkar Designing successful electronic systems that can meet the needs of a challenging and quickly evolving mobile market requires design teams to solve critical problems such as power efficiency, unrealistic schedules, and cost-down considerations. In this first of a three-part series, we will look at these challenges. Part 1: The Growing Challenges Designing electronic systems ... » read more