Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: May 28


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=229 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

Ferroelectric Memory-Based IMC for ML Workloads


A new technical paper titled "Ferroelectric capacitors and field-effect transistors as in-memory computing elements for machine learning workloads" was published by researchers at Purdue University. Abstract "This study discusses the feasibility of Ferroelectric Capacitors (FeCaps) and Ferroelectric Field-Effect Transistors (FeFETs) as In-Memory Computing (IMC) elements to accelerate mach... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review


Synopsys refocused its security priorities around chips, striking a deal to sell off its Software Integrity Group subsidiary to private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group and Francisco Partners for about $2.1 billion. That deal comes on the heels of Synopsys' recent acquisition of Intrinsic ID, which develops physical unclonable function IP. Sassine Ghazi, Synopsys' president and CEO, said in... » 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

Scalable Verification of Memory Consistency (Purdue University)


A new technical paper titled "QED: Scalable Verification of Hardware Memory Consistency" was published by researchers at Purdue University. Abstract "Memory consistency model (MCM) issues in out-of-order-issue microprocessor-based shared-memory systems are notoriously non-intuitive and a source of hardware design bugs. Prior hardware verification work is limited to in-order-issue processors... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review


By Jesse Allen, Gregory Haley, and Liz Allan. The Japanese government approved $3.9 billion in funding for chipmaker Rapidus to expand its foundry business, of which 10% will be invested in advanced packaging. This is in addition to the previously announced $2.18 billion in funding. In a meeting next week, the U.S. and Japan are expected to cooperate on increasing semiconductor development a... » read more

AI Takes Aim At Chip Industry Workforce Training


When all the planned fabs become operational, the semiconductor industry is likely to face a worker shortage of 100,000 each in the U.S. and Europe, and more than 200,000 in Asia-Pacific, according to a McKinsey report. Since the dawn of technology, people have worried that robots, automation, and AI will steal their jobs, but these tools also can be put to use to help fill the chip industry ta... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review


By Jesse Allen, Gregory Haley, and Liz Allan Intel officially launched Intel Foundry this week, claiming it's the "world's first systems foundry for the AI era." The foundry also showed off a more detailed technology roadmap down to expanded 14A process technology. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger noted the foundry will be separate from the chipmaker, utilize third-party chiplets and IP, and leverage... » read more

Chip Industry Technical Paper Roundup: Jan. 23


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=189 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

CiM Integration For ML Inference Acceleration


A technical paper titled “WWW: What, When, Where to Compute-in-Memory” was published by researchers at Purdue University. Abstract: "Compute-in-memory (CiM) has emerged as a compelling solution to alleviate high data movement costs in von Neumann machines. CiM can perform massively parallel general matrix multiplication (GEMM) operations in memory, the dominant computation in Machine Lear... » read more

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