Cheaper Packaging Options Ahead


Lower-cost packaging options and interconnects are either under development or just being commercialized, all of which could have a significant impact on the economics of advanced packaging. By far, the most cited reason why companies don't adopt advanced [getkc id="27" kc_name="packaging"] is cost. Currently, silicon [getkc id="204" kc_name="interposers"] add about $30 to the price of a med... » read more

Mixing Interface Protocols


Continuous and pervasive connectivity requires devices to support multiple interface protocols, but that is creating problems at multiple levels because each protocol is based on a different set of assumptions. This is becoming significantly harder as systems become more heterogeneous and as more functions are crammed into those devices. There are more protocols that need to be supported to ... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Mergers & Acquisitions Rambus expanded the scope of its Cryptography Research Division with the acquisition of UK-based Smart Card Software. The ¬£64.7M ($91.84 million) deal comprises advanced mobile payment platform developer Bell ID as well as Ecebs, a supplier of smart ticketing systems to the UK transport markets. Tools & IP Mentor Graphics uncorked its Embedded Multicore ... » read more