The Week In Review: Manufacturing

In a surprising move, Intel is quietly in the process of acquiring IMS Nanofabrication, a developer of multi-beam e-beam tools for mask writing applications, Semiconductor Engineering has learned. With the deal, Intel is moving into uncharted territory by buying a semiconductor equipment company. In the past, though, the chip giant has invested in equipment vendors, such as ASML, Nikon and... » read more

Top Articles For 2015 In SLD And LPHP

Knowing your readership is the first step in being able to serve them better, and judging by the traffic increases this year, we must be doing quite a few things right. We have now completed our second full year and the first full year for the Knowledge Center (KC). We are pleased with the way in which the two are playing together but there is still a lot of work ahead of and many holes to fill... » read more

Blog Review: Nov. 20

Can you really heat your home office with just four candles? It all depends on where you put those candles, as Mentor’s Robin Bornoff shows in part one of this series. And make sure you check out the video, particularly if you’ve had a tough day. Synopsys’ Karen Bartleson interviews ST’s Oleg Logvinov on camera about the IoT, which may be the biggest change since the Industrial Revol... » read more

The Ubiquitous GPU

By Ann Steffora Mutschler No matter the application area, GPUs are likely playing a role like never before—even to accelerate EDA software algorithms. It’s no wonder given the ability of GPUs to handle parallel processing much more effectively than CPUs. And when coexisting in a heterogeneous system, GPUs allow the design team to maximize efficiency and performance by allocating tasks... » read more