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Manufacturing Bits: Feb. 20

Hedgehog spin-vortex crystals; magic spectroscopy.

System Bits: Feb. 20

Stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics; unconventional superconductors; new form of light.

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 20

Wireless TENG; waking up devices; more stable perovskites.

Will China Succeed In Memory?

The country is banking on DRAM and NAND to reduce its trade deficit.

Ayar Labs: Faster I/O

Processer I/O made of fiber, not copper, could help reconfigure data centers.

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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)

Symptoms Of SoC Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk

Digging into the reasons for unexplained design failure or performance degrad...

The Value Of Trust

How proven architectures can energize the long tail of the IoT market.

Customizing Power And Performance

Why balancing these factors is becoming increasingly difficult.

Blogs - MD (more)

Race Of Nations

Technology leadership is no longer just about companies. It is becoming a mat...

5 Takeaways From ISS 2018

Fake nodes, fan-out and robocars were addressed at the event.

What If We Had Bi-Directional RRAM?

SET, RESET and the ideal memristor for neuromorphic computing.

Blogs - PTES (more)

What’s In The Package?

The emphasis on heterogeneity is increasing the burden on OSATs and foundries...

ATE Tailwind For 2018?

Will test equipment have another big year?

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Prosthetic technology is seeing rapid improvement with the integration of AI.

Blogs - Security (more)

Privacy Is In Retreat

Why are consumers giving up so much personal information?

Ethernet Architected For The Future

With automotive Ethernet coming on strong, it helps to implement as much as p...

Safety, Security And Open Source In The Automotive Industry

Is innovation outpacing security in automotive software?

Blogs - SLD (more)

DAC’s Passageway To Design Infrastructure

What's new at this year's Design Automation Conference.

Hedging The Chip Industry

The creation of new markets for semiconductors could help iron out demand flu...

DVCon Committee Picks

Who should go to DVCon this year and what changes you can expect to see.

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)

The Week in Review: IoT

Foxconn’s $4B; Amazon buys Blink; Brewer’s services.

The Race To Accelerate

What's behind the buzz surrounding eFPGAs, and why now?

The Week in Review: IoT

Startup funding; acquisitions; new Intel chip.

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: Feb. 20

Wireless TENG; waking up devices; more stable perovskites.

Symptoms Of SoC Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk

Digging into the reasons for unexplained design failure or performance degrad...

Chip Aging Accelerates

As advanced-node chips are added into cars, and usage models shift inside of ...

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: Feb. 20

Hedgehog spin-vortex crystals; magic spectroscopy.

Will China Succeed In Memory?

The country is banking on DRAM and NAND to reduce its trade deficit.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Applied’s results; Huawei takes hit; iPhone X woes.

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The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Applied’s results; Huawei takes hit; iPhone X woes.

The Week in Review: IoT

Foxconn’s $4B; Amazon buys Blink; Brewer’s services.

The Week In Review: Design

Arm's AI push; SerDes validation; formal tool certification; Gen-Z.

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)

What’s In The Package?

The emphasis on heterogeneity is increasing the burden on OSATs and foundries...

ATE Tailwind For 2018?

Will test equipment have another big year?

NI Trend Watch 2018

IIoT mandates, 5G disruption to test, breaking Moore's Law, and the effects o...

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: Feb. 20

Hedgehog spin-vortex crystals; magic spectroscopy.

System Bits: Feb. 20

Stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics; unconventional superconductors; new...

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 20

Wireless TENG; waking up devices; more stable perovskites.

Round Tables (more)

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Experts at the Table, part 2: What are the sources of variation, how much is ...

Could Liquid IP Lead To Better Chips?

Experts at the Table, part 3: What remains to be done before liquid IP become...

Who’s Responsible For Security?

Experts at the Table, part 1: Where security is working, where it isn't, and ...

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)

Transistor Options Beyond 3nm

Complicated and expensive technologies are being planned all the way to 2030,...

Bridging Machine Learning’s Divide

Why new approaches are needed to tie together training and inferencing.

Giant Auto Industry Disruption Ahead

Autonomous vehicles will cause fundamental shifts across a number of establis...

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)

Ayar Labs: Faster I/O

Processer I/O made of fiber, not copper, could help reconfigure data centers.

Babblabs: Deep Learning Speech Processing

Startup to apply deep learning technology to advanced speech processing.

PowerDown: Power Efficiency

Recycling power used in one chip cycle to run the other can save 90% over pul...

System-Level Design (more)

System Bits: Feb. 20

Stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics; unconventional superconductors; new...

The Week In Review: Design

Arm's AI push; SerDes validation; formal tool certification; Gen-Z.

Blog Review: Feb. 14

Automated reliability verification; tricking neural nets; blockchain boom; si...

Technical Papers (more)

Silicon CMOS Architecture For A Spin-based Quantum Computer

UNSW researchers have shown how a quantum computer can be manufactured using ...

Making high-capacity data caches more efficient

Cache-management scheme that they say improves the data rate of in-package DRAM

How Neural Networks Think (MIT)

General-purpose technique sheds light on inner workings of neural nets traine...

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)

Will China Succeed In Memory?

The country is banking on DRAM and NAND to reduce its trade deficit.

What’s Next In Neuromorphic Computing

Why commercialization will require improvements in devices and architectures.

New Nodes, Materials, Memories

What chips will look like at 5nm and beyond, and why the semiconductor indust...

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)

The Race To Accelerate

What's behind the buzz surrounding eFPGAs, and why now?

Building In Functional Safety At The Lowest Hardware Levels Supports Autonomous Driving’s Future

Adoption trends in current ADAS design blaze a trail for resilient, high-perf...

Week In Review: Design

Acquisitions; Intel security vulnerability; AI chip for health care.

Videos (more)

Tech Talk: Applying Machine Learning

How to use AI, deep learning and machine learning across a variety of applica...

Tech Talk: 5G

What this new wireless standard means for the technology industry and what is...

Tech Talk: 7nm Process Variation

A look at the issues caused by process variation and why it's difficult to fi...

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)

EUV Reticle Print Verification With Advanced Broadband Optical Wafer Inspection And e-Beam Review Systems

Workarounds for EUV mask pellicles that are outside the optical wavelengths u...

Not All Ops Are Created Equal

How energy per inference and total memory footprint can vary on resource-cons...

Monetizing Semiconductors From Silicon To Services

A look at challenges, consolidation, and opportunities across the semiconduct...


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