Chip Industry Week In Review


By Susan Rambo, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan. Renesas plans to acquire Altium, maker of PCB design software, for $5.9 billion. In a conference call, Renesas CEO Hidetoshi Shibata cited Altium's PCB design software and digital twin virtual modeling as key components of its future strategy. "I believe it will generate transformational value for our combined customers and our stakeholders," Shib... » read more

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: Jan. 23


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=189 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

System For Composing Hardware Generators (Cornell Univ.)


A technical paper titled “Correct and Compositional Hardware Generators” was published by researchers at Cornell University. Abstract: "Hardware generators help designers explore families of concrete designs and their efficiency trade-offs. Both parameterized hardware description languages (HDLs) and higher-level programming models, however, can obstruct composability. Different concrete ... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Jan. 8


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=183 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

Superconducting Material With Exceptional Tunability


A technical paper titled “Strain-switchable field-induced superconductivity” was published by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Washington, Argonne National Laboratory, Cornell University, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, and George Mason University. Abstract: "Field-induced superconductivity is a rare phenomenon where an applied magne... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: October 31


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=159 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

Measurement-Induced Quantum Information Phases On Up To 70 Superconducting Qubits (Google/Stanford)


A technical paper titled “Measurement-induced entanglement and teleportation on a noisy quantum processor” was published by researchers at Google Quantum AI, Google Research, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University, University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Auburn University, University of Technology Sydney, University of California, and Columbia... » read more

Chip Industry Talent Shortage Drives Academic Partnerships


Universities around the world are forming partnerships with semiconductor companies and governments to help fill open and future positions, to keep curricula current and relevant, and to update and expand skills for working engineers. Talent shortages repeatedly have been cited as the number one challenge for the chip industry. Behind those concerns are several key drivers, and many more dom... » read more

Security Research: Technical Paper Round-up


A number of hardware security-related technical papers were presented at the August 2023 USENIX Security Symposium. Here are some highlights with associated links. [table id=130 /] A complete listing of all papers presented at this summer's USENIX conference can be found here and here. The organization provides open access research, and the presentation slides and papers are free to the p... » read more

Side-Channel Security Analysis of Intel Optane Persistent Memory


A new technical paper titled "Side-Channel Attacks on Optane Persistent Memory" was published by researchers at University of Virginia, Cornell University, and Graz University of Technology. This paper was included at the recent 32nd USENIX Security Symposium. Abstract: "There is a constant evolution of technology for cloud environments, including the development of new memory storage tech... » read more

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