Industry Pushes For Fab Tool Security Standards


The semiconductor industry is developing new cybersecurity standards for fab equipment in an effort to protect systems from potential cyberattacks, viruses, and IP theft. Two new standards are in the works, which are being formulated under the auspices of the SEMI trade group with leadership from chipmakers and others. Led by Intel and Cimetrix, the first standard deals with malware-free equ... » read more

Foundries Going Greener


The ongoing push towards green and energy-efficient systems is prompting the silicon foundries to jump on the bandwagon and devise their next-generation processes based on ultra-high voltage technology. For some time, several foundries have offered 1- and 0.5-micron, ultra-high voltage processes with ratings up to 800 volts. But seeking to get a jump for the next wave of designs, the special... » read more