Special Reports

Chip Aging Becoming Key Factor In Data Center Economics

By: Ann Mutschler

Rising thermal density, higher compute demands, and more custom devices can impact processing at multiple levels.
Securing The World’s Data: A Looming Challenge

By: Adam Kovac

An influx of connected devices, more compute options, and the rapid growth of generative AI are making it much harder...
EDA Looks Beyond Chips

By: Ed Sperling

System design, large-scale simulations, and AI/ML could open multi-trillion-dollar markets for tools, methodologies, and services.

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Top Stories

Integration Hurdles For Analog And RF In Next-Gen Packages

Strategies and advancements for thermal dissipation, shielding, and testing schemes.

Reducing Risk In The Semiconductor Supply Chain

Companies are changing the supply and demand formula in the wake of severe chip shortag...

Sidestepping Lithography In Chip Manufacturing

Selective deposition could slow the need for additional lithography steps, helping to c...

Veterans Could Close The Semi Industry’s Workforce Gap

A Penn State-led model to bring veterans into the chip industry could scale for broad w...

Will Domain-Specific ICs Become Ubiquitous?

How shifts in end markets and device scaling could alter some fundamental assumptions i...

Running More Efficient AI/ML Code With Neuromorphic Engines

Once a buzzword, neuromorphic engineering is gaining traction in the semiconductor indu...

Power/Performance Costs In Chip Security

Implementing security measures isn't free. It affects everything from latency and batte...

Using Predictive Maintenance To Boost IC Manufacturing Efficiency

Smarter tools enable smarter fabs but the logistics of predictive maintenance challenge...

The Future Of Fault Coverage In Chips

System-level test offers speed and lower cost, but there are limits to what it can do.

Doing More At Functional Test

New approaches for cutting costs and improving reliability for increasingly complex chips.

SRAM Security Concerns Grow

Volatile memory threat increases as chips are disaggregated into chiplets, making it ea...

Using AI/ML To Combat Cyberattacks

Defensive capabilities can be increased with strategic AI/ML application.

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Latest News

Chip Industry Week In Review

Imec's €2.5B beyond 2nm; 3D-DRAM; chip aging in data centers; glass substrate CHIPS funding; UK Semiconductor Institute; HBM3; executive changes; semi supply ch...

Blog Review: May 22

Analog behavioral modeling; package substrate design; AIoT requirements; testing 5G.

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Research Bits: May 21

Photonics: Lithium tantalate PIC; programmable processor for R...

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: May 21

DRAM microarchitecture; engineering isotopes; open EDA tools; ...

Research Bits: May 13

Capacitors: On-chip; stretchable and twistable; 2D nanofillers.

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Startup Corner

Startup Funding: March 2024

Investors connect with interconnects; $1.1 billion for 39 comp...

Startup Funding: February 2024

Power electronics, data center interconnects among 49 startups...

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