Technical Papers: Organized, Timely, And Relevant

A simpler and less frustrating way to find the latest semiconductor research.


Engineers and scientists from every discipline linked to semiconductors have been struggling for years to find good research papers about trends and topics they care about, and the situation is only getting worse as the technology becomes more complex and the supply chain becomes more diverse and distributed.

There are a slew of new issues in manufacturing, packaging, and design, and there are more vertical markets using advanced technology than at anytime in the past. But any search is likely to be an exercise in frustration for a number of reasons:

  • Search results do not always distinguish between papers that were written as much as two decades ago, and those that are current. Often that requires scrolling through the paper to the end to see check the dates of the most recent citations, which is time-consuming.
  • Keywords listed for the papers are often so vague that search often produces irrelevant results.
  • There is no organization by subject matter except by conferences, which often requires engineers and scientists to scroll through multiple conference repositories to find what they’re looking for because no single conference addresses everything.

At Semiconductor Engineering, we share those frustrations, so we decided to do something about it. We’ve been collecting and organizing technical paper abstracts by subject area in chronological order, with links to the site where those papers can be found. Where possible, we have linked to the free versions. In other cases, the links are tied to the relevant repository, where many organizations and individuals have access rights.

The menu for the technical papers can be found on the home page, in the center of the horizontal gray bar at the top of the page (under the black bar below our logo).

There’s a drop-down menu of 16 different categories, and papers that are relevant to more than one category are duplicated in the other related ones. So far, we’ve added several hundred of the most recent papers, and we are continuing to add dozens each week.

Alternatively, you can find these papers on our Technical Papers page, and we have added relevant keywords that will help make them searchable by the major search engines.

A sample of the most popular papers includes:

Hybrid Architecture Based On Two-Dimensional Memristor Crossbar Array And CMOS Integrated Circuit For Edge Computing

A High Speed Processor For Elliptic Curve Cryptography Over NIST Prime Field

Reservoir Computing Based On Mutually Injected Phase Modulated Semiconductor Lasers As A Monolithic Integrated Hardware Accelerator

Microsphere-Assisted, Nanospot, Non-Destructive Metrology For Semiconductor Devices

Review On Driving Circuits For Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Switching Devices For Mid- To High-Power Applications

AKER: A Design And Verification Framework For Safe And Secure SoC Access Control

Take a look and send suggestions 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 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 posting links to papers.


william (Bill) J Atkinson says:

radiation hardening of ICs in space applications.

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