Special Reports

SRAM Scaling Issues, And What Comes Next

By: Karen Heyman

While it will remain a workhorse memory, using SRAM at advanced nodes requires new approaches.
Chip Ecosystem Apprenticeships Help Close The Talent Gap

By: Liz Allan

Registered apprenticeships, community colleges, and in-house training can help build a broad workforce pipeline for technician roles and more advanced...
Why There Are Still No Commercial 3D-ICs

By: Brian Bailey

More than Moore is off to a good start, but the next steps are a lot more difficult.

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Top Stories

Why Chiplets Are So Critical In Automotive

Achieving chiplet interoperability is a competitive necessity, but it will require clea...

Latency, Interconnects, And Poker

Where this year's Phil Kaufman Award winner placed his bets, and how he won.

AI Tradeoffs At The Edge

The best ways to optimize AI efficiency today, and other options under development.

Re-architecting Hardware For Energy

The industry is at a turning point. Power has been a second-class citizen when it comes...

Memory’s Future Hinges On Reliability

Robust implementations are a major issue, particularly as memory density increases.

Adaptive Test Ramps For Data Intelligence Era

Timely changes to test programs will speed throughput, but one big hurdle remains.

Hidden Costs And Tradeoffs In IC Quality

Why balancing the costs of semiconductor test and reliability is increasingly difficult.

Inspection, Metrology Issues In Advanced Packages

How to ensure that chips and chiplets will work as expected inside a package.

Startup Funding: January 2024

Chiplet packaging, AI, and quantum draw investment; 20 startups raise nearly $840 million.

Software-Defined Vehicles Ready To Roll

New approach could have big effects on cost, safety, security, and time to market.

Dealing With Noise In Image Sensors

Mitigation strategies evolve as image sensors play a greater role in ADAS and other cri...

Role For ICs Expands In Humanoid Robots

Robotics are pushing well beyond traditional factory automation, and they are starting ...

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Latest News

Chip Industry Week In Review

Renesas to buy Altium; Arm's chiplet architecture; imec's open PDK for N2; SRAM scaling; chip industry apprenticeships; commercial open-source chip; Wi-Fi 7 test ...

Blog Review: Feb. 14

Parasitic extraction for 3nm; layout-versus-schematic (LVS) checking; data center cooling failures; semiconductor data management challenges; five-phase electric ...

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Research Bits: Feb. 19

DNA assembly of 3D nanomaterials; Mott insulator transistor; f...

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: Feb. 19

Pre-silicon emulation of RISC-V designs; HW security bugs in O...

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: Feb. 13

Advanced packaging roadmap; heterogeneous SoCs; simulation int...

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Startup Corner

Startup Funding: January 2024

Chiplet packaging, AI, and quantum draw investment; 20 startup...

Startup Funding: December 2023

Funding boosts photonics for AI, flexible chips; $1.3 billion ...

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