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SuperGrid Institute Responds to Energy and Climate Demands


Researchers and developers at SuperGrid Institute use Ansys electronics software solutions to perform studies on power converters, critical links in the chain between electric generators and consumers, for their clients. Fig. 1: Medium-voltage DC grid power supply topology. As an independent research and innovation institute based in France, SuperGrid Institute is dedicated to developin... » read more

High-Tech: Innovation At The Speed of Light


As connectivity, digitalization, and autonomy proliferate, the boundaries between industries are blurring at an unprecedented pace. Promising to unleash $3TN in global technology market spending, the new competitive battleground is to be found where the system electronics and semiconductor worlds collide: The 3D Integrated Circuit System-on-a-Chip. Winning demands a new design paradigm that ... » read more

Setting Ground Rules For 3D-IC Designs


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the changes in design tools and methodologies needed for 3D-ICs, with Sooyong Kim, director and product specialist for 3D-IC at Ansys; Kenneth Larsen, product marketing director at Synopsys; Tony Mastroianni, advanced packaging solutions director at Siemens EDA; and Vinay Patwardhan, product management group director at Cadence... » read more

Blog Review: Jan. 12


Synopsys' Twan Korthorst introduces the history of photonics, why it is important for the semiconductor industry, key market applications, and the future of photonic integrated circuits. Cadence's Paul McLellan takes a look at TSMC's recent announcements around its N3 and N3 HPC notes and the push for performance gains through design technology co-optimization Siemens' Sebastian Flock che... » read more

The Gargantuan 5G Chip Challenge


Blazing fast upload and download speeds for cellular data are coming, but making the technology function as expected throughout its expected lifetime is an enormous challenge that will require substantial changes across the entire chip ecosystem. While sub-6GHz is an evolutionary step from 4G LTE, the real promise of 5G kicks in with millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology. But these higher-freq... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


SK Hynix completed the first phase of its acquisition of Intel's NAND and SSD business. In this first step it took control Intel’s SSD business and the Dalian NAND flash manufacturing facility in China, for a price of $7 billion. Next, it will acquire from Intel the remaining assets in relation to its NAND business, including IP related to the manufacture and design of NAND flash wafers, R&am... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive As part of its in-cabin monitoring wares at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, U.S.-based Gentex demonstrated the Vaporsens gas sensors, a nanofiber chemical sensor technology that monitors cabin air quality and can ID airborne contaminants. One use would be to monitor if outside contaminants get into the cabin, the sensor could trigger the car to turn on the recirculation of air... » read more

Blog Review: Jan. 5


Cadence's Paul McLellan listens in on the challenges Tesla sees in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles at scale and the types of battery chemistries it are currently using. Synopsys' Mark Kahan finds out the launch steps involved with the James Webb Space Telescope and the role of optical design software in creating the new instruments for Near IR and Mid IR sensing. Siemens' An... » read more

Challenges With Stacking Memory On Logic


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the changes in design tools and methodologies needed for 3D-ICs, with Sooyong Kim, director and product specialist for 3D-IC at Ansys; Kenneth Larsen, product marketing director at Synopsys; Tony Mastroianni, advanced packaging solutions director at Siemens EDA; and Vinay Patwardhan, product management group director at Cadence... » read more

Blog Review: Dec. 21


Cadence's Paul McLellan points to Log4J, a logging utility with a new major vulnerability that could affect hundreds of millions of devices, what's being done to address it, and why the underlying problems may be around for decades. Siemens EDA's Ray Salemi continues explaining how to use Python for verification by checking out the Python logging module for pyuvm and how it compares to UVM r... » read more

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