Chip Aging Becoming Key Factor In Data Center Economics


Chip aging is becoming a much bigger concern inside of data centers, where it can impact server uptime, utilization rates, and the amount of energy needed to drive signals and cool entire server racks. Aging in chips is the result of both higher logic utilization and increasing transistor density. This is problematic for data centers, in general, but especially for AI chips where digital log... » read more

DDR5 PMICs Enable Smarter, Power-Efficient Memory Modules


Power management has received increasing focus in microelectronic systems as the need for greater power density, efficiency and precision have grown apace. One of the important ongoing trends in service of these needs has been the move to localizing power delivery. To optimize system power, it’s best to deliver as high a voltage as possible to the endpoint where the power is consumed. Then a... » read more

Securing AI In The Data Center


AI has permeated virtually every aspect of our digital lives, from personalized recommendations on streaming platforms to advanced medical diagnostics. Behind the scenes of this AI revolution lies the data center, which houses the hardware, software, and networking infrastructure necessary for training and deploying AI models. Securing AI in the data center relies on data confidentiality, integ... » read more

Supercharging AI Inference With GDDR7


A rapid rise in the size and sophistication of AI inference models requires increasingly powerful AI accelerators and GPUs deployed in edge servers and client PCs. GDDR7 memory offers an attractive combination of bandwidth, capacity, latency and power for these accelerators and processors. The Rambus GDDR7 Memory Controller IP offers industry leading GDDR7 performance of up to 40 Gbps and 160 G... » read more

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 Week In Review


President Biden announced four new Workforce Hubs to support the CHIPS Act and other initiatives, in Upstate New York, Michigan, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia. The White House also provided economic context and progress updates for the President’s workforce strategy. Samsung began mass production of its ninth-gen industry-first V-NAND chip. Along with one-terabit triple-level cell design, th... » read more

How AI 2.0 Will Shape The Memory Landscape


AI is such a big part of our lives that we don’t even think about it as “AI”; it’s simply normal life these days. If you’ve asked your home assistant for the weather, used a search engine, or been recommended something to watch today, then that’s all been AI discretely at work. While these AI-enabled applications represent notable advancements in incorporating intelligence into syst... » read more

Quantum Computing Challenged By Security, Error Correction


The number and volume of warnings about a post-quantum cryptography (PQC) world are rising, as governments, banks, and other entities prepare for a rash of compromised data and untrustworthy digital signatures. Exactly when this will become a genuine threat is still somewhat fuzzy, because it depends on progress in developing robust qubits. A report by McKinsey & Co. estimates that by 20... » read more

Data Center Security Issues Widen


The total amount of data will swell to about 200 zettabytes of data next year, much of it stored in massive data centers scattered across the globe that are increasingly vulnerable to attacks of all sorts. The stakes for securing data have been rising steadily as the value of that data increases, making it far more attractive to hackers. This is evident in the scope of the attack targets —... » read more

Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions Accelerate TTM For The Software-Defined Vehicle


The automotive industry is undergoing a transformative shift towards the software-defined vehicle (SDV), signaling a new era that prioritizes customer-centric mobility and presents new, data-based revenue opportunities across the automotive value chain and ecosystem. However, this transition also presents many challenges, from managing increasingly complex hardware (HW) and software (SW) design... » read more

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