Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis will create an electric vehicle charging network, installing more than 30,000 high-powered DC charge points accessible to any cars that use Combined Charging System (CCS) or North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors. Opening summer 2024, the network will leverage Plug & Charge technology and allow easy digital ... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Cadence bought Pulsic, a U.K.-based developer of place-and-route tools for custom digital and analog. The acquisition follows a previous acquisition attempt by a Chinese firm in August 2022, which was blocked by the U.K. government. At the G7 Summit in Japan, IBM announced a 10-year, $100 million initiative with the University of Tokyo and the University of Chicago to develop a quantum-centr... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Design Ansys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EDA tool company Diakopto. Diakopto specializes in software tools that find the cause of layout parasitics. Its products are ParagonX, for analyzing and debugging IC designs and layout parasitics, and EM/IR analysis/verification tool PrimeX. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023. SEMI’s FlexTech community issu... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: May 16


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=103 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us... » read more

Toolbox For Designing Heterogeneous Quantum Systems


A new technical paper titled "Microarchitectures for Heterogeneous Superconducting Quantum Computers" was published by researcher at: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton University, University of Chicago, Rutgers University, MIT, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Infleqtion. Abstract: "Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computing (NISQ) has dominated headlines in recent years, ... » read more

Technical Paper Roundup: Sept 27


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=53 /] Semiconductor Engineering is in the process of building this library of research papers. Please send suggestions (via comments section below) for what else you’d like us to incorporate. If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit f... » read more

Optimizing Quantum Sensors


A new technical paper titled "Dissipative Superradiant Spin Amplifier for Enhanced Quantum Sensing" was published by researchers at the University of Chicago and Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. According to the University of Chicago news release, the researchers examined how qubits interact with each other and discovered a better way of extracting information out of the qubits by ... » read more

Research Bits: Aug. 23


Algae-powered microprocessor Engineers from the University of Cambridge, Arm Research, Scottish Association for Marine Science, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power an Arm Cortex M0+ microprocessor continuously for over a year. The algae, Synechocystis, is non-toxic and harvests energy from photosynthesis. The tiny electri... » read more

Research Bits: Aug. 16


Protein-based circuits Researchers from North Carolina State University and University of Cambridge created self-assembled, protein-based circuits that can perform simple logic functions and take advantage of an electron’s properties at quantum scales. A challenge in creating molecular circuits is the unreliability as circuit size decreases. At the quantum scale, electrons behave like wav... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: June 28


Making uniform wafers Scientists from the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) and Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) propose a technique that combines nanotransfer printing with metal-assisted chemical etching to improve wafer uniformity and increase yield. The researchers used a chemical-free nanotransfer printing technique that transfers gold nanost... » read more

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