From Data To Safety On-The-Road Hardware Health Monitoring


The automotive industry is currently experiencing a transformation driven by electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving. Vehicles require extensive computational capabilities and generate massive amounts of data. Future cars will embrace new architectures, becoming software-defined "computers on wheels" capable of hosting advanced applications, machine learning algorithms, and contin... » read more

Companies That Embrace Digital Transformation Have More Resilient Design And Supply Chains


Digital transformation has evolved quickly from a conceptual phase to a semiconductor industry change agent. The rapid take up of AI-enhanced product development is only accelerating this transformation and is further influenced by two connected trends: The movement of Moore’s Law from transistor scaling to system-level scaling, and the relatively recent redistribution of the global electroni... » read more

AI-Driven Innovation For Manufacturing Automation


By Calvin Shiao, AshtonWS Huang, and Alfos Hsu Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world and improving our lives in many ways. The semiconductor industry is a key part of the AI revolution, as it provides powerful computing chips for AI applications and leverages AI to optimize business operations and management, customer service, office workflows, as well as the intricate realms of... » read more

Mission Profile Analytics For The Automotive Industry


The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation with the rise of electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving capabilities fueling the need for a greater number of more advanced semiconductors. The associated regulatory expectations are also creating challenging safety and reliability requirements for automotive-grade silicon that need to be understood and managed over a w... » read more

Achieving Automotive Reliability With Advanced Monitoring Solutions


In today's automotive landscape, the integration of advanced software and hardware has transformed vehicles into complex data-driven machines. Sensors like cameras, radars, and lidars constantly monitor the vehicle's surroundings, feeding data to electronic control units that enable advanced driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and collision avoid... » read more

Transforming Semiconductor Manufacturing: How AI And ML Boost Productivity And Beat The Skill Shortage


In the fast-paced world of semiconductor manufacturing, where innovation and efficiency are essential, there is a serious challenge – the persistent skilled labor shortage. As evident by billboards looking for workers along major highways, this shortage is not just a concern but a pressing reality. Semiconductor manufacturers in the United States face a multifaceted problem—tightened... » read more

Damage Detection For Reliable Microelectronics


Over the past few years, the reliability and safety of electronic systems have become increasingly more important. Ongoing digitalization has made these systems an integral part of many items of daily use. This means that failures are becoming more and more critical as they can cause considerable disruption – even when they occur in consumer electronics. Today, electronics are also indispensa... » read more

Importance Of Certifications In Automotive IP


The automotive industry is renowned for its unwavering commitment to enforcing strict standards for enabling safety, quality, reliability, and security. However, upholding stringent measures to ensure vehicle safety and reliability has led to the need for predictive maintenance i.e., using advanced monitoring and analytical techniques as a part of Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) to anticipat... » read more

Predictive And Prescriptive Maintenance In The Context Of Automotive Functional Safety


The ever-changing landscape of advanced SOCs reshape traditional approaches of automotive functional safety (FuSa). Electrification (EV), connectivity, driver-assistance (ADAS), and software-defined vehicles (SDV) have ushered in the era of mega-functionality and scale. This paper discusses the paradigm shifts and required methodologies to navigate the surge of innovation and ensure the utmost ... » read more

Getting Smarter About Tool Maintenance


Chipmakers have begun to shift to predictive maintenance for process tools, but the hefty investment in analytics and engineering efforts means it will take some time for smart maintenance to become a widespread practice. Semiconductor manufacturers need to maintain a diverse set of equipment to process the flow of wafers, dies, packaged parts, and boards running through factories. OSAT and ... » read more

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