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Manufacturing Bits: Aug. 22

Weighing protons; measuring antihydrogens.

System Bits: Aug. 22

Bioimaging; smart mats; tracking drones.

IP Business Changing As Markets Fragment

Experts at the Table, part 2: Tracking IP and potential issues; dealing with multiple versions of the same IP; the impact of advanced packaging; wi...

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 22

USB data leakage; choosing the right battery; rechargeable zinc-air batteries.

Four Foundries Back MRAM

Next-gen embedded memory technology ramps up in wake of flash scaling issues.

Blogs - LPHP (more)

Rethinking Computing Fundamentals

Memory and processors are still separate, but that could change as the volume...

Computer Vision Powers Startups, Bleeding Edge Processes

It’s an exciting time to be involved in designing computer vision applicati...

I Say ‘High’ [Performance], You Say ‘Low’ [Power]

Optimizing for the lowest power in a high-frequency, high-switching design.

Blogs - MD (more)

Machine Learning In The Fab

Adding data analysis to process technology development is just the beginning.

Silicon Wafers: M&A, Price Hikes

Silicon wafer capacity is also tight.

Ruthenium Liners Give Way To Ruthenium Lines

Materials to replace copper at 5nm and beyond are starting to come into focus.

Blogs - PTES (more)

Packaging Enters New Phase

Effort to trim costs follows market proof points that fan-outs and SiP are wo...

A Tale of Two Testers

New offerings from Advantest and Xcerra are quite different.

Women In Engineering

Why mentoring and STEM are so important for the next generation of engineers.

Blogs - Security (more)

Wearables Are Distributed Computing’s New Frontier

Processing actionable data at the edge, not in the cloud.

The Year Of Autonomous Cars

The introduction date for self-driving vehicles is less obvious than a year a...

Altering A Car’s Behavior With Updates

Connectivity and throughput will alter the way we interact with cars—and ho...

Blogs - SLD (more)

IoT Security Requirements Ramping

Government and industry groups begin ramping up efforts to limit breaches.

Data, Privacy And The IoT

Just because there are no laws protecting the privacy of most data doesn't me...

Explosive Growth Ahead

The saturation of the mobile market is just the beginning of the next big thi...

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)

IP Business Changing As Markets Fragment

Experts at the Table, part 2: Tracking IP and potential issues; dealing with ...

The Week In Review: IoT

LightSquared’s revival; Qualcomm, Logicalis team; IoT data management market.

Auto Suppliers: More Than Chips

Not all suppliers to the automotive industry are providing semiconductors and...

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: Aug. 22

USB data leakage; choosing the right battery; rechargeable zinc-air batteries.

How Reliable Are FinFETs?

Chipmakers wrestle with EOS, ESD and other power-related issues as leading-ed...

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 15

Solar sunglasses; saliva-powered battery; thermally conductive plastic.

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: Aug. 22

Weighing protons; measuring antihydrogens.

Four Foundries Back MRAM

Next-gen embedded memory technology ramps up in wake of flash scaling issues.

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Taiwan blackout; Xcerra deal blocked?; inspection; hype cycle.

News (more)

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Taiwan blackout; Xcerra deal blocked?; inspection; hype cycle.

The Week In Review: IoT

LightSquared’s revival; Qualcomm, Logicalis team; IoT data management market.

The Week In Review: Design

Qualcomm buys ML startup; automotive IC growth; Synopsys' results.

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)

The Rising Value Of Data

Race begins to figure out what else can be done with data. But not all data i...

Packaging Enters New Phase

Effort to trim costs follows market proof points that fan-outs and SiP are wo...

Cheaper Fan-Outs Ahead

Demand for lower cost drives R&D for panel-level packaging. But which size?

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: Aug. 22

Weighing protons; measuring antihydrogens.

System Bits: Aug. 22

Bioimaging; smart mats; tracking drones.

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 22

USB data leakage; choosing the right battery; rechargeable zinc-air batteries.

Round Tables (more)

IP Business Changing As Markets Fragment

Experts at the Table, part 2: Tracking IP and potential issues; dealing with ...

IP Business Changing As Markets Shift

Experts at the Table, part 1: Rising complexity, new technologies, and the ch...

Hybrid Emulation

Experts at the Table, part 2: Finding the right balance of performance, visib...

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)

Four Foundries Back MRAM

Next-gen embedded memory technology ramps up in wake of flash scaling issues.

The Secret Life Of Accelerators

Unique machine learning algorithms, diminished benefits from scaling, and a n...

What’s After FinFETs?

Chipmakers exploring nanosheet, nanoslab, nano-ring and hexagonal FETs.

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: Aug. 22

Bioimaging; smart mats; tracking drones.

The Week In Review: Design

Qualcomm buys ML startup; automotive IC growth; Synopsys' results.

Blog Review: Aug. 16

3D logic; when to hack a car; market predictions; jittery clocks; Monte Carlo...

Technical Papers (more)

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...

Deep Learning Robust Grasps with Synthetic Point Clouds & Analytic Grasp Metrics (UC Berkeley)

Robot Grasping Taken to a New Level

Multi-Robot Path Planning For Swarm of Robots that Can Both Fly, Drive (MIT)

Quadcopter drones that fly and drive through a city-like setting with parking...

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)

IP Business Changing As Markets Fragment

Experts at the Table, part 2: Tracking IP and potential issues; dealing with ...

Why Fabs Worry About Tool Parts

How a single O ring can affect yield, and what to do about it.

Using Data To Improve Yield

Information technology adds big efficiency boost to industrial operations.

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)

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

Wearable AI System Can Detect A Conversation Tone (MIT)

An artificially intelligent, wearable system that can predict if a conversati...

Videos (more)

Tech Talk: Smart Manufacturing

What's behind the latest industry efforts and why this is so important.

Tech Talk: 7nm Litho

Coventor's CTO digs into multi-patterning, new transistor types, and the bigg...

Tech Talk: ADAS

What will change in automotive design on the road to autonomous vehicles.

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)

Addressing The Complex Challenges In Low-Power Design And Verification

A comprehensive look at debug problems in LP designs.

Modeling Of The Electrical Performance Of The Power And Ground Supply For A PC Microprocessor On A Card

How to achieve low power with minimal resonance inside the package.

Exploiting The Java Deserialization Vulnerability

How non-timing side-channel communication can be used to prevent attacks.


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