Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto


Products/Services Rambus agreed to acquire Hillsboro, Ore.-based Northwest Logic, a purveyor of memory, PCIe, and MIPI digital controllers. The transaction is expected to close in the current quarter. Financial terms weren’t disclosed; Rambus said in a statement, “Although this transaction will not materially impact 2019 results due to the expected timing of close and acquisition accountin... » read more

The Trouble With Clock Trees


By Arvind Narayanan Among the perennial challenges of advanced-node IC design is power reduction. Clock trees are now the single largest source of dynamic power consumption, which makes clock tree synthesis (CTS) and optimization an important task for achieving overall power savings. Building a well-balanced clock tree and effectively managing clock skew has been a challenge since the first... » read more