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Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test


Ramping capacity Samsung is considering building as many as 11 fabs in central Texas, investing an estimated $200 billion and creating as many as 10,000 jobs. The plans came to light when the company filed paperwork for tax breaks. Samsung already has broken ground on a new $17 billion fab in Taylor, Texas. The remaining nine fabs, including two in nearby Austin, would be built over the next c... » read more

Week in Review: Design, Low Power


Acquisitions Renesas completed its acquisition of Reality Analytics, which specializes in embedded AI and TinyML solutions for advanced non-visual sensing in automotive, industrial and commercial products. Siemens Digital Industries Software will acquire Zona Technology, which develops aerospace simulation software. Siemens plans to integrate that software into its wXcelerator and Simcenter... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Security Flex Logix Technologies is partnering with Intrinsic ID to secure and protect any device using its eFPGA, so the device can’t be modified maliciously, through physical attacks or remote hacking. Flex Logix’s EFLX ePFGA will have Intrinsic ID’s SRAM physical unclonable function (PUF), a military-grade security IP that gives a device a unique silicon ID. The ID secures confidentia... » read more