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Week In Review: Design, Low Power


With funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a group of 10 universities is banding together to create the Processing with Intelligent Storage and Memory center, or PRISM, led by University of California San Diego. The $50.5 million PRISM center will focus on four different themes: novel memory and storage devices and circuits; next generation architectures; systems and software; an... » read more

Week In Review: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Test


TSMC is in advanced talks with key suppliers about setting up its first potential European plant in Dresden, Germany, according to Nikkei Asia. The company held a 3nm volume production and capacity expansion ceremony at its Fab 18. TSMC also is building 3nm capacity at its Arizona site, as well as opening a global R&D Center in the Hsinchu Science Park in the second quarter of 2023, to be ... » read more

MTJ-based Circuits Provide Low-Cost, Energy Efficient Solution For Future Hardware Implementation in SC Algorithms


A review paper titled "Review of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for Stochastic Computing" was published by researchers at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Funding agencies include Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), CAPSL, NIST, DARPA and others. Abstract: "Modern computing schemes require large circuit areas and large energy consumption for neuromorphic computing applications, such as... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility Qualcomm completed its acquisition of Arriver Business from SSW Partners. Arriver’s Driver Assistance, Computer Vision, and Drive Policy assets will become part of the Snapdragon Ride Platform. SSW Partners, a New York-based investment partnership, has acquired all shares in Veoneer, retaining its Tier-1 supplier and integrator businesses. Hyundai Motor Group gave Inf... » read more

The Decadal Plan for Semiconductors


Semiconductor Research Corporation and Semiconductor Industry Association released the full Decadal Plan for Semiconductors: a roadmap, for 2030 and beyond. It’s a report that outlines chip research and funding priorities for the next decade. Find the Report Overview, Abridged Report and the Full Report here. » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 27


Searching for energy-efficient architectures A workshop jointly funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) sought out the key factors limiting progress in computing – particularly related to energy consumption – and novel research that could overcome these barriers. The report focuses on the most promising research directions in the ex... » read more