Business & Marketing Strategies

Targeting And Tailoring eFPGAs

Achronix's CEO zeroes in on new levels of customization, how that plays across different markets, and why embedded programmability is becoming more...

Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 17

WIMP dark matter detector; tiny accelerator; MOMS sensors.

System Bits: Oct. 17

Ingestible sensors; brain-mimicking material; self-assembling bacteria sensors.

Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 17

Harvesting body heat; cheap sodium battery; record optical switching capacity.

Improving Automotive Reliability

Signoff requirements for next-gen automotive electronics.

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The Week in Review: IoT

IoT market growth; investments in IoT; Cambium products.

Generically Reusable IP No One Uses

If we just keep putting generically reusable on the box, all we’re doing is...

Blogs - LPHP (more)

Improving Automotive Reliability

Signoff requirements for next-gen automotive electronics.

New Materials For Computing

Allowing high-performance devices to operate in extreme temperatures could ha...

The Evolving Data Center

The growth of public clouds will open many new opportunities for the semicond...

Blogs - MD (more)

The Materials Gap

Materials vendors need to be included up front in process development or the ...

5 Takeaways From SEMI’s SMC

What are the latest trends in materials?

Terminology Beyond von Neumann

Neuromorphic computing and neural networks are not the same thing.

Blogs - PTES (more)

The Chiplet Option

More companies are assessing pre-built and pre-verified circuits as a way of ...

The 2017 International Test Conference

The 48th annual gathering will look at the latest in test technology.

Is It Safe To Assume That All “Passed” Die Are Actually “Good” Die?

Detecting tricky test escapes and preventing defective parts from getting int...

Blogs - Security (more)

Get Ready For The Uber-Like Economy

What happens if enough people can't afford or don't want driverless cars?

Testing Autonomous Vehicles

Creating simulation environments to test self-driving vehicles is an opportun...

IoT Security: Technology Is Only One Part Of The Equation

A comprehensive security strategy is necessary to protect against damaging br...

Blogs - SLD (more)

Getting A Standard Right The First Time

Is the Accellera Portable Stimulus Standard ready to be released? What are th...

Generically Reusable IP No One Uses

If we just keep putting generically reusable on the box, all we’re doing is...

Thinking Much Bigger

Why system-level design is about to get a huge boost.

Cascade Effects (more)

What Just Happened?

In the period of a year the semiconductor industry has transformed into somet...

Crunch Time

The network as we've known it for a couple of generations is changing before ...

The “Last Simple Node” And the Internet of Things

A huge amount of foundry space built in the last five years will be converted...

Edges Of Darkness (more)

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

ASML is going into the pellicle business!

Visiting The Future At CLEO

Pointing light in different directions: mid-infrared microscopy, quantum cryp...

Advanced Lithography: Moore’s Law Moves On

If designers can stand all the rules that come with quadruple patterning, the...

Foundry Forum (more)

Samsung Foundry’s Business Strategy

A look at manufacturing changes and advanced technology updates.

Hand's On Design (more)

Does IoT Change Design?

Is the Internet of Things really something that will impact system design, or...

EDA Resurgence Through Open Flows

The EDA industry can experience a resurgence if truly open interfaces and ope...

The Perilous Path From Technology To Product

Just because a product can do more doesn’t mean it should—or that you’l...

ImPatterning (more)

3D Construction Ahead

Building sub-wavelength structures using photons, and using 3D printers to cr...

ReRAM Gains Even More Steam

Latest manufacturing techniques are being explored as commercial products beg...

Molecular Imprints becomes a virtual reality company

Remainder of company acquired by Magic Leap, a VC-funded startup led by Google.

Int News (more)

Siemens To Buy Mentor For $4.5B

Updated: Deal adds mechanical, thermal, electrical and embedded software capa...

Samsung To Buy Harman For $8B

Tier 1 acquisition boosts automotive portfolio.

Qualcomm + NXP = IoT Powerhouse

What the Qualcomm-NXP deal means for IoT.

IoT and Security (more)

Targeting And Tailoring eFPGAs

Achronix's CEO zeroes in on new levels of customization, how that plays acros...

The Week in Review: IoT

IoT market growth; investments in IoT; Cambium products.

The Week in Review: IoT

FogHorn raises $30M; Dialog buys Silego; onboarding with Intel.

Knowledge Central (more)

Major Growth For Knowledge Center

An update on the Knowledge Center, plus a few pop quizzes.

Industry Collaboration Starts

Check out all the new stuff...And this is just the beginning.

Welcome To The Knowledge Center

There are more than 1,600 information pages already in the system, and many m...

Litho Guru (more)

Semicon West Lithography Report

OK, so I didn't go to Semicon West. That doesn't mean I don't have opinions ...

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2013 – day 2

There were some great papers at AL on Tuesday.  Here are some of my favorite...

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2013 – day 4

The last day of the conference gave the tool updates. So how is EUV progress...

Low Power-High Performance (more)

Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 17

Harvesting body heat; cheap sodium battery; record optical switching capacity.

Improving Automotive Reliability

Signoff requirements for next-gen automotive electronics.

New Power Concerns At 10/7nm

Dynamic, thermal, packaging and electromagnetic effects grow, and so do the i...

Making The IoT Smarter (more)

Getting Ready For The IoT

Preparing for the next seismic shift in the semiconductor industry.

Metrics For Measuring Performance And Power In IoT SoC Designs

Benchmarking can provide relevant data for real-world applications.

The Real Value In Customizing Instructions

How to enable an order of magnitude in power savings for IoT applications.

Manufacturing and Design (more)

Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 17

WIMP dark matter detector; tiny accelerator; MOMS sensors.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Kobe Steel scandal; GF’s auto portfolio; AI, SOI at S3S.

Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 10

5/2 fractional states; China’s powerful magnet; quantum communications.

News (more)

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Kobe Steel scandal; GF’s auto portfolio; AI, SOI at S3S.

The Week In Review: Design

Microwave-assisted storage; photonic design; functional safety; time-sensitiv...

The Week in Review: IoT

IoT market growth; investments in IoT; Cambium products.

On The Edge (more)

Apple Vs. FBI, Take Two

No system can ever be fully secured.

Oh, The Hypocrisy

Did Apple really claim it's protecting the privacy of iPhone customers?

IoE Things Are Spying On Us

Direct marketers are using hiddenware to figure out what we're thinking.

Open Talk (more)

ARM Buys Carbon

Deal allows ARM to create virtual prototypes for performance and power analys...

Customized On-Chip Process Monitors

Using ring oscillators to validate design signoff methodology and silicon pro...

Inside The Hybrid Memory Cube

A look at how to break through the memory bandwidth wall.

Packaging and Test (more)

Improving Yield, Reliability With Data

Outlier detection gaining attention as way of improving test and manufacturin...

The Chiplet Option

More companies are assessing pre-built and pre-verified circuits as a way of ...

The 2017 International Test Conference

The 48th annual gathering will look at the latest in test technology.

Power Architect (more)

TSMC: 10nm To Be Greater Than 10% Of 2017 Wafer Revenue

10nm heads into full swing, with 7nm and 5nm on the horizon.

Green Computing: GPUs Strike Back

Speed matters, but so does efficiency.

Making Waves In Deep Learning

How deep learning applications will map onto a chip.

Power Down (more)

A Strategy For Designing For Power With FinFETs

Moving from 28nm to finFETs provides a 1.2X improvement in power and performa...

Doing More With RTL Power Analysis: Smart Synthesis Architecture

The migration to finFET processes requires a serious focus on dynamic power c...

Microarchitecture Design For Low Power

A look at first-in, first-out design tradeoffs.

Process Watch (more)

The Economics Of Moore’s Law

Ten years from now, CMOS will seem as old-fashioned as vacuum tubes.

The Internet Of Power Also Benefits From Moore’s Law

It's increasingly possible to stack technologies to produce smart systems.

Betting On Wright’s Law

Moore’s Law is primarily an economic law, but it can be expanded and applie...

Real Insights (more)

Getting A Handle On RTL X-Verification Challenges

Optimistic simulation behavior can hide bugs in your design that don't show u...

Design And Verification Survey Results

New Poll: Lint topped the list on verification technologies to adopt, followe...

Billion-Gate Signoff

A recommended sign off activity list mean fewer re-spins and a design that is...

Research (more)

Manufacturing Bits: Oct. 17

WIMP dark matter detector; tiny accelerator; MOMS sensors.

Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 17

Harvesting body heat; cheap sodium battery; record optical switching capacity.

System Bits: Oct. 17

Ingestible sensors; brain-mimicking material; self-assembling bacteria sensor...

Round Tables (more)

Power Modeling And Analysis

Experts at the Table, part 3: Juggling accuracy and fidelity while making the...

Power Modeling and Analysis

Experts at the Table, part 2: What does a power model look like and how do yo...

Power Modeling And Analysis

Experts at the Table, part 1: Are power models created early enough to be use...

Secure Connections (more)

Brave New World Of Mobility

The ITS World Congress in Bordeaux demonstrates the potential of future mobil...

How To Prevent Identity Theft

The number of choices for securing identities is on the rise, but so is the n...

The Promise Of NFC For Industry 4.0

The manufacturing sector has become increasingly digital, which means it can ...

Setting The Standard (more)

Get Ready For DVCon Europe

New conference will address complex system-level design, mixed signal verific...

2014 Accellera Standards Are Built on Powerful Shoulders

What to watch out for in standards this year and how those changes will affec...

Community, Collaboration And Standards

Where to find standards downloads for the electronics industry and what they'...

Special Reports (more)

Trimming Waste In Chips

How much extra circuitry is necessary is a matter of debate, but almost every...

Starting Point Is Changing For Designs

Market-specific needs and rules, availability of IP, and multiple ways to sol...

Looming Issues And Tradeoffs For EUV

New lithography tools will be required at 5nm, but pellicles, resists and upt...

Standards And Beyond (more)

Important Changes Ahead

DesignCon panels will focus on system-level power modeling and silicon photon...

See The Internet Of Things…In 3D

The need to integrate a wide variety of functionality economically can't be a...

Multi-Die Packaging Gains Steam

Commercial progress to be unveiled at Global Interposer Technology workshop.

Startup Corner (more)

Performance-IP: Less Memory Latency

Embedded IP improves performance by identifying and isolating random requests.

Fractilia: Pattern Roughness Metrology

Litho expert Chris Mack has started a new company that addresses line-edge ro...

Sigasi: Cleaner VHDL And SystemVerilog

Company applies software techniques to hardware coding.

System-Level Design (more)

System Bits: Oct. 17

Ingestible sensors; brain-mimicking material; self-assembling bacteria sensor...

The Week In Review: Design

Microwave-assisted storage; photonic design; functional safety; time-sensitiv...

Blog Review: Oct. 11

Separating test intent and realization; LPDDR4 features; cloud or edge; cold ...

Technical Papers (more)

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves (MIT & Mass General)

Learning Sleep Stages from Radio Signals

Neural Adaptive Video Streaming with Pensieve (MIT-CSAIL)

Machine learning for better streaming

System enables large speedups — as much as 88-fold — on common parallel-computing algorithms (MIT)

A new system called Fractal achieves 88-fold speedups through a parallelism s...

The Early Edition (more)

SoC Connectivity Verification Nightmare

Static checks supplement simulation-based verification.

Physical Lint: Physical Quality Metrics For Your RTL

Improving the quality of RTL leads to more predictable design convergence and...

Taming Lint With Formal

Linting tools take advantage of fast and shallow analysis to provide quick fe...

The Engineering Career Blog (more)

Commercializing Technology

Once you develop the product, you have to be prepared to sell it.

A Tough Balancing Act

Should you focus on technology or customers?

Moving From Engineering To Management Or Staying On The Technical Track

The stigma of sticking to your technology roots is gone. So what's your next ...

The Traffic Cop (more)

Three Common SoC Power Management Myths

Approaching power management from the architectural design level.

NoC Versus PIN: Size Matters

Complexity and flexibility are the real drivers of fabric choice, not the num...

Don’t Forget To Consider Productivity In Semiconductor IP Evaluations

Make vs. buy isn't as simple a decision as it might appear.

The Way IC It (more)

CSR In Semis

Giving back to the industry is a good thing—and something everyone should b...

Stacking The Deck

Enabling 2.5D and 3D architecture and the supply chain.

Stacking The Deck

Enabling 2.5D and 3D architecture and the supply chain.

Top Stories (more)

Targeting And Tailoring eFPGAs

Achronix's CEO zeroes in on new levels of customization, how that plays acros...

New Power Concerns At 10/7nm

Dynamic, thermal, packaging and electromagnetic effects grow, and so do the i...

Data Centers Turn To New Memories

DDR5, NVDIMMs, SGRAM, 3D XPoint add more options, but solutions may be a mix ...

Transcendental Specs (more)

It’s All In the Sequence

Whether dealing with SoCs or a disaster in space, determining the correct set...

Making Way For Register Specification Software

While more registers means more functionality and configurability, more is no...

The Ultimate Shift Left

Important observations from Einstein and New England's ice traders.

Uncategorized (more)

ARM Moves Further Into Automotive With NXP’s Launch of S32K Series To The General Market

How NXP is using a scalable approach combined with a common package strategy ...

New BEOL/MOL Breakthroughs?

Different materials, approaches for contacts and interconnects begin to surfa...

Synthetic Sensors: Towards General-Purpose Sensing (Carnegie Mellon Univ)

CMU's plug-In "Synthetic Sensor" transforms any room into smart environment

Videos (more)

Tech Talk: eFPGA Verification

How embedded FPGAs compare to a discrete FPGAs and ASICs.

Tech Talk: Embedded Flash For Cars

The growing importance of OTP NVM in driver-assisted and autonomous vehicles.

Tech Talk: TCAM

How to save power and reduce area with ternary content addressable memory.

Views From The Fringe (more)

A Semiconductor Approach To Desalination

A new growth market for a very good cause.

Quality And Safety In Automotive Electronics: Venturing beyond ISO-26262

For the automotive market, chips need to last a lot longer than they do in a ...

VoltEdge (more)

Power Shifts In Digital Chip Space

The front runner is Intel, and it’s uncertain if or when anyone will catch up.

Improved Efficiency

What’s ahead in power management techniques and why changes are needed.

Near-Threshold Computing

Operating near the level when transistors switch on an off can save lots of p...

Whitepapers (more)

Automated Body Bias Validation For High Performance, Low Power Electronics

Things to watch out for in tuning circuits for specific applications.

Addressing Power Integrity Challenges For SoCs

Power-planning and analysis methodologies and proven best practices.

Intelligent Power Allocation

Maximize performance in the thermal envelope.


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