2015: A Year In Review

Semiconductor Market Trends Semiconductor revenues were essentially flat in 2015 when compared to 2014 levels according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). The materials market mirrored the device market, while the equipment market contracted 3%. The semiconductor equipment market typically receives more attention than the materials market, however, and the materials market has... » read more

Blog Review: Sept. 25

By Ed Sperling Mentor’s Michael Ford has replaced his dingy bathroom lights with LEDs, and now he literally can see all the stuff that needs to be fixed. Sound familiar? Synopsys’ Mick Posner pulls out the old bread and drink mnemonic for which water glass is yours at a crowded table. But what do you do when someone else gets it wrong? “Excuse me, that’s my FPGA prototyping board.�... » read more