The Power Of Analog


The shift into stacked die, expected to begin late next year with a big ramp in 2013, will shine a spotlight on analog design and its effect on power. For years, analog engineers have bragged about just how efficient their portion of a chip was versus digital. We’re about to find out if they’re right. Stacking die will, to a much greater extent, decouple analog from digital and leave it ... » read more

Experts At The Table: Multi-Foundry Strategies


By Ed Sperling Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design sat down with Walter Ng, vice president of the IP ecosystem at GlobalFoundries; John Murphy, director of strategic alliances marketing at Cadence; Michael Buehler-Garcia, director of Calibre design solutions marketing at Mentor Graphics; Bob Smith, vice president of marketing and business development at Magma, and Linh Hong, vice president ... » read more

IC Yield Issues


What makes one semiconductor design yield better than another. And what issues are we likely to face going forward. Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design questions Amiad Conley from Applied Materials; Cyrus Tabery from GlobalFoundries; Brady Benware from Mentor Graphics, and Ankush Oberai from Magma. [youtube vid=1YjY436YmNQ] » read more

Experts At The Table: Yield Issues


By Ed Sperling Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design sat down to discuss yield with Amiad Conley, technology marketing manager for yield and process control at Applied Materials; Cyrus Tabery, senior member of the GlobalFoundries technical staff for lithography development and DFM; Brady Benware, engineering manager for diagnosis and yield at Mentor Graphics, and Ankush Oberai, general man... » read more

Experts At The Table: Billion-Gate Design Challenges


By Ed Sperling Low-Power Engineering sat down to discuss billion-gate design challenges with Charles Janac, CEO of Arteris; Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics; Kalar Rajendiran, senior director of marketing at eSilicon; Mark Throndson, director of product marketing at MIPS; and Mark Baker, senior director of business development at Magma. What follows are excer... » read more

Experts At The Table: Billion-Gate Design Challenges


By Ed Sperling Low-Power Engineering sat down to discuss billion-gate design challenges with Charles Janac, CEO of Arteris; Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics; Kalar Rajendiran, senior director of marketing at eSilicon; Mark Throndson, director of product marketing at MIPS; and Mark Baker, senior director of business development at Magma. What follows are excer... » read more

Experts At The Table: Billion-Gate Design Challenges


By Ed Sperling Low-Power Engineering sat down to discuss billion-gate design challenges with Charles Janac, CEO of Arteris; Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics; Kalar Rajendiran, senior director of marketing at eSilicon; Mark Throndson, director of product marketing at MIPS; and Mark Baker, senior director of business development at Magma. What follows are excer... » read more

Billion-Gate Chips


Low-Power Engineering examines hurdles ranging from power to cost in billion-gate IC designs with Arteris; Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics; Kalar Rajendiran, senior director of marketing at eSilicon; Mark Throndson, director of product marketing at MIPS; and Mark Baker, senior director of business development at Magma. [youtube vid=0jum2ThIVzg] » read more

Rounding Up Design Corners


By Pallab Chatterjee With advanced process development occupying the 32nm to 22nm corridor, production SoC and ASIC designs are being built at the 180nm to 45nm nodes. In these processes, the designer has to contend with cross-wafer variation and non-correlated design corners, as well as multiple operation states. This is referred to as multi-corner multi-mode (MCMM) and variation analysis. ... » read more

Experts At The Table: The Reliability Factor


Low-Power Engineering sat down to discuss reliability with Ken O’Neill, director of high reliability product marketing at Actel; Brani Buric, executive vice president at Virage Logic; Bob Smith, vice president of marketing at Magma, and John Sanguinetti, chief technology officer at Forte Design Systems. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. LPE: Is a more complex supply chain cau... » read more

← Older posts