Chip Industry Week In Review


Samsung and Synopsys collaborated on the first production tapeout of a high-performance mobile SoC design, including CPUs and GPUs, using the Synopsys.ai EDA suite on Samsung Foundry's gate-all-around (GAA) process. Samsung plans to begin mass production of 2nm process GAA chips in 2025, reports BusinessKorea. UMC developed the first radio frequency silicon on insulator (RF-SOI)-based 3D IC ... » read more

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: April 8


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library. [table id=214 /] Find last week’s technical paper additions here. » read more

Hybrid All-Optical Switching Devices Combining Silicon Nanocavities And 2D Semiconductor Material


A new technical paper titled "Hybrid silicon all-optical switching devices integrated with two-dimensional material" was published by researchers at RIKEN, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Keio University. Abstract "We propose and demonstrate hybrid all-optical switching devices that combine silicon nanocavities and two-dimensional semiconduct... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Mar. 14


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=86 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us ... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Feb. 21


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=82 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us ... » read more

Research Bits: May 31


Carbon nanotube transistors Researchers from the National Institute for Materials Science, National University of Science and Technology, Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tianjin University, and Queensland University of Technology created transistors out of carbon nanotu... » read more

Buried nanomagnet realizing high-speed/low-variability silicon spin qubits: implementable in error-correctable large-scale quantum computers


Abstract: "We propose a buried nanomagnet (BNM) realizing highspeed/low-variability silicon spin qubit operation, inspired by buried wiring technology, for the first time. High-speed quantum-gate operation results from large slanting magnetic-field generated by the BNM disposed quite close to a spin qubit, and low-variation of fidelity thanks to the self-aligned fabrication process. Employing ... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test


Chipmakers Intel has re-entered the foundry business after a failed attempt several years ago. In its new efforts, Intel is establishing a new standalone business unit called Intel Foundry Services. As part of those efforts, Intel has announced plans to build two new fabs in Arizona. This build-out represents an investment of approximately $20 billion. “INTC hosted a strategy update with ... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Dec. 15


Graphite films for cooling electronics Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) developed a way to make a carbon material well suited to dissipating heat in electronic devices. Graphite films are frequently used for heat management. "However, the method used to make these graphite films, using polymer as a source material, is complex and very energy intensiv... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Sept. 4


Flat diamond chips Kanazawa University and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have developed a process that solves a big issue for diamond semiconductors in power applications. Researchers have developed a water vapor annealing technique that creates atomically flat diamond surfaces. This brings diamond semiconductors one step closer to becoming more... » read more

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