Faster & Smarter LVS For The SoC Era

Development of a modern system-on-chip (SoC) device is a long and incredibly complex process. Design teams rely on a huge range of tools, technologies, and methodologies to get the job done. Given the ongoing advances in silicon technology and design architecture, the tools are in a constant state of evolution. Logic-versus-schematic (LVS) checking is one of those tools. This is one of the earl... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test

Photonic Chips Go Big In Europe PhotonDelta, a collaborative end-to-end supply chain for the application of photonics chips, secured €1.1 billion in conditional funding for a six-year initiative. Investments from the Netherlands government and other organizations “will be used to build 200 startups, scale up production, create new applications for photonic chips, and develop infrastructure... » read more

RISC-V Inches Toward The Center

RISC-V is pushing further into the mainstream, showing up across a wide swath of designs and garnering support from a long and still-growing list of chipmakers, tools vendors, universities and foundries. In most cases it is being used as a complementary processor than a replacement for something else, but that could change in the future. What makes RISC-V particularly attractive to chipmaker... » read more