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

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Arm is helping to address the ongoing talent shortage through its newly announced Semiconductor Education Alliance, with a long list of partners, including Arduino, Cadence, Cornell University, Semiconductor Research Corp., STMicroelectronics,Synopsys, Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute, the All-India Council for Technical Education, and the University of Southampton. The Alliance... » read more

Week In Review: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Test


Samsung announced plans to invest $230 billion (300 trillion won) over the next two decades to construct the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturing complex in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, reports AP. The complex will consist of five new semiconductor plants producing memory and logic chips. Chips will be the enabling engines, requiring massive investments in new technology, m... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test


Highlights from ITC The hot topic at this week’s International Test Conference (ITC) was tackling silent data corruption, with panel discussions, papers, and Google’s Parthasarathy Ranganathan’s keynote address all emphasizing the urgency of the issue. In the past two years Meta, Google, and Microsoft have reported on silent errors, errors not detected at test, which are adversely impact... » read more

Technical Paper Roundup: Sept. 12


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=51 /] Semiconductor Engineering is in the process of building this library of research papers. Please send suggestions (via comments section below) for what else you’d like us to incorporate. If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit f... » read more

Scaling Down To 2nm: Using Microwaves For Efficient & Stable Doping


A new technical paper titled "Efficient and stable activation by microwave annealing of nanosheet silicon doped with phosphorus above its solubility limit" was just published by researchers at National Taiwan University, Cornell University, TSMC, University of Valladolid, DSG Technologies, National Central University and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. A modified microwave was used... » read more

Research Bits: June 14


Photonic deep neural network chip Engineers from the University of Pennsylvania built a photonic deep neural network on a 9.3 square millimeter chip they say is faster and more efficient at classifying images, with the ability to process nearly two billion images a second. The chip uses a series of waveguides that form 'neutron layers' mimicking the brain. “Our chip processes information ... » read more

Gallium Oxide Power Electronic Roadmap


New research paper addressing challenges in using gallium oxide. ABSTRACT "Gallium Oxide has undergone rapid technological maturation over the last decade, pushing it to the forefront of ultra-wide band gap semiconductor technologies. Maximizing the potential for a new semiconductor system requires a concerted effort by the community to address technical barriers which limit performance. Du... » read more

Review of essential use of fluorochemicals in lithographic patterning and semiconductor processing


New academic paper by researchers from Cornell University.   Abstract "We identify and describe categories of fluorochemicals used to produce advanced semiconductors within the lithographic patterning manufacturing processes. Topics discussed include the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) materials used and their necessary attributes for successful semiconductor manufacturing... » read more

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