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Where Are The Autonomous Cars?

By: Marie C. Baca

L5 vehicles need at least 10 more years of development.
Scaling, Advanced Packaging, Or Both

By: Ed Sperling

Number of options is growing, but so is the list of tradeoffs.
Near-Threshold Computing Gets A Boost

By: Brian Bailey

Why many leading-edge designs are beginning to look like near-threshold designs.

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Top Stories

Design And Security Challenges for VR

As devices are untethered, applications will spread well beyond gaming, and chips will ...

How Overlay Keeps Pace With EUV Patterning

As tolerances tighten and density increases, these tools help ensure sufficient yield.

Nanosheet FETs Drive Changes In Metrology And Inspection

Detecting defects inside deep or hidden structures requires a multitool approach.

Making The Most Of Data Lakes

Why data organization and a well-designed data architecture are critical to effectively...

Cities Strive For More Smarts, Security

Smart city security starts with the silicon.

Chip Backdoors: Assessing the Threat

Steps are being taken to minimize problems, but they will take years to implement.

Is Standardization Required For Security?

Why and how the semiconductor ecosystem needs to come together on security.

Startup Funding: July 2022

Massive rounds for batteries and quantum computing; 106 startups raised $4 billion.

Need Design Talent? Create a Contest

Design competitions for university students take on new importance amid a labor crunch.

Customizing Processors

How custom a processor need to be depends upon many factors, but selecting the appropri...

Bespoke Silicon Redefines Custom ASICs

A fundamental shift in the economics of processing and new use cases are making ASICs c...

Distilling The Essence Of Four DAC Keynotes

Common themes emerge, but so do different ways of looking at a problem, from business o...

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Latest News

Blog Review: Aug. 10

3D IC; auto industry and software; designing telescope optics;...

Week In Review, Manufacturing, Test

Post-Chips Act money grab; fab buildouts; Intel in Italy; Indi...

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

A supercomputer challenges Google’s quantum supremacy; New t...

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

Auto OEMs still feel supply squeeze, plan for future; Telit, T...

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Research

Technical Paper Round-up: August 8

Transistor benchmarking; chiplet, interposer & SIP supply chai...

Research Bits: Aug. 8

Speeding NVM encryption; magneto-electric transistor; honey me...

Technical Paper Round-Up: July 26

Split gate transistors; EdgeAI HW for XR; microfluidic cooling...

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Startup Corner

CogniFiber: Photonic Computing

Israeli startup uses light and glass, but no silicon.

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