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

Chip Industry Week In Review


By Jesse Allen, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan Renesas will acquire Transphorm, which designs and manufactures gallium nitride power devices, for about $339 million. GaN, which is a wide-bandgap technology, is used for high-voltage applications in a slew of markets, including EVs and EV fast chargers, as well as data centers and industrial applications. Cadence acquired Invecas, a provider o... » read more

Visa Shakeup On Tap To Help Solve Worker Shortage


Governments around the world are racing to train workers to design, manufacture, and package chips, but they are facing a talent shortfall that is expected to continue despite their best efforts — particularly for those engineers capable of designing and producing the most advanced chips. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) predicts a U.S. chip worker shortfall of 67,000 by 2030, ... » read more

Money Pours Into New Fabs And Facilities


Fabs, packaging, test and assembly, and R&D all drew major funding in 2023. Companies poured money into offshore locations, such as India and Malaysia, to access a larger workforce and lower costs, while also partnering with governments to secure domestic supply chains amid ongoing geopolitical turmoil. Looking ahead, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, and data applications... » read more

Research Bits: Jan. 2


Synaptic transistor Researchers from Northwestern University, Boston College, and MIT developed a synaptic transistor that simultaneously processes and stores information similar to the human brain. The team said the transistor goes beyond simple machine learning tasks to categorize data and is capable of performing associative learning. The new device is stable at room temperatures. It als... » read more

Research Bits: December 5


Neuromorphic nanowires Researchers from UCLA and University of Sydney built an experimental computing system physically modeled after the biological brain. The device is composed of a tangled-up network of wires containing silver and selenium that were allowed to self-organize into a network of entangled nanowires on top of an array of 16 electrodes. The nanowire network physically reconfigure... » read more

Technical Paper Roundup: November 28


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=169 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

Technical Paper Roundup: November 21


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=167 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

New Polymer-Based Semiconductor: Harnessing The Power of Chirality


A technical paper titled “Subtle Molecular Changes Largely Modulate Chiral Helical Assemblies of Achiral Conjugated Polymers by Tuning Solution-State Aggregation” was published by researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University. Abstract: "Understanding the solution-state aggregate structure and the consequent hierarchical assembly of conjugated polymers is cr... » read more

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