Blog Review: Jan. 11

ATPG and Moore’s Law; finFET challenges; building an emulator; US government report on semiconductors; wearables here to stay; power design.


Mentor’s Ron Press examines why test hasn’t become a bottleneck in creating ever more advanced semiconductors.

Synopsys’ Graham Etchells warns that while finFET technologies have been successful, challenges persist.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan shares a behind-the-scenes look at developing the Palladium Z1 emulator.

The White House’s Craig Mundie and Paul Otellini highlight a PCAST report on the challenges facing the semiconductor industry, their consequences for the U.S. economy and national security, and how to address them.

ARM’s Freddi Jeffries contends that wearables are here to stay.

Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff notes that as the number of IoT devices grows rapidly, so does the risk posed by insecure consumer products.

Intel’s Ron Wilson examines the challenges facing power design in modern systems.

Ansys’ Sandeep Sovani checks out the ways automotive companies use simulation.

A Lam Research staff writer looks at the future of smart fashion.

Mentor’s Brian Derrick argues that the electrification of cars is driving growth in automotive startups, but will they last?

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi says the personal data collected by smart devices is becoming important in court cases.

Cadence’s Tom Anderson looks at finding bugs, problems, and finding performance shortfalls.

If you missed last week’s IoT, Security & Automotive newsletter, check out these featured blogs:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling examines some of the unanswered questions surrounding a new technology.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler observes that as more technology is integrated into the automobile, new risks emerge.

Technology Editor Jeff Dorsch peers back over the past 12 months at the good and the bad.

Mentor Graphics’ Brian Derrick contends that electrification and connectivity need equal air time with self-driving cars.

Rambus’ Asaf Ashkenazi predicts it will be a rough year for cyber security.

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