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Big Changes In Embedded Software

By: Ann Steffora Mutschler

Integration and re-use are shifting the focus from minimal footprint to reusability and flexibility.
Paving The Way To Chiplets

By: Mark LaPedus

Different interconnect standards and packaging options being readied for mass chiplet adoption.
Electric Planes Taking Off

By: Susan Rambo

Prototypes and tests of zero-emission planes show the industry is on the cusp of clean air travel and goods delivery.

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Top Stories

Wafer Shortage Improvement In Sight For 300mm, But Not 200mm

Suppliers are investing new 300mm capacity, but it’s probably not enough. And despite...

Shortages Spark Novel Component Lifecycle Solutions

Fabs and equipment vendors are optimizing components in ways that previously were consi...

Driving Toward More Rugged, Less Expensive SiC

Silicon carbide is gaining ground, but complex processes and high defectivity are limit...

Bridging IC Design, Manufacturing, And In-Field Reliability

What goes wrong in complex chips, what can be done to fix them, and how to avoid issues...

New End Markets, More Demand For Complex Chips

Growth outlook is strong for ICs, both individually and in packages, but getting costs ...

DRAM Choices Becoming Central Design Considerations

Memory footprint, speed and density scaling are compounded by low-power constraints.

The Challenge Of Optimizing Chip Architectures For Workloads

Hardware/software co-design has progressed beyond mapping one onto the other. It is abo...

Improving PPA With AI

New design tools and approaches are surfacing; some are promising.

Software-Defined Cars

This approach will streamline development and simplify upgrades, but it also increases ...

Hidden Impacts Of Software Updates

Over-the-air code changes can stress systems in unexpected ways.

Where And When End-to-End Analytics Works

Improving yield, reliability, and cost by leveraging more data.

How AI/ML Improves Fab Operations

Smart chip manufacturing is now a requirement, and it requires rethinking processes tha...

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Latest News

Blog Review: May 18

MEMS computing; USB4 changes; silicon photonics; autonomy and ...

Week in Review: Manufacturing, Test

DRAM/NAND Flash; Semi materials forecast; R&D spending; 11 fin...

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

IBM's quantum roadmap; AI processors; Marvell buys CXL startup...

Week In Review: Auto, Security, P...

Fraunhofer 5G car test track; automotive IC test tech; Evensta...

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Research

Technical Paper Round-up: May 17

Heterogenous computing; In-memory computing architecture; Side...

Research Bits: May 17

Magnetic storage structures; liquid crystal computing; fiber b...

Research Bits: May 9

Optical oscilloscope; all-optical magnetic switching; biodegra...

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Startup Corner

Startup Funding: April 2022

Funding rolls in for photonics and batteries; 88 startups rais...

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