Welcome To The Knowledge Center

There are more than 1,600 information pages already in the system, and many more in the works. Here’s why it matters.


The Knowledge Center is a new feature you may have seen popping up in articles over the past few weeks. This has been a large development project for Semiconductor Engineering that started early in 2014. It is a ground-up development and it is amazing how far we have come in that time. Expect to hear more about this from our editorial team in the next few weeks.

Just a few stats to get us started. There are more than 1,600 informational pages in the system as of the beginning of October and more than 1,500 relationships defined between them. These relationships are what make the Knowledge Center, or KC for short, different from other informational websites. These relationships are bi-directional semantic links that connect information in defined ways. In some of my future blogs I will talk about some of the types of relationships and the various types of information pages in the system.

While we have many pages written already, it is a tiny fraction of what we envisage and I doubt the KC will ever be finished as there will always be developments in the industry that we will be tracking. I am happy to report that a couple of our sponsor companies (thanks Atrenta and Mentor) have volunteered to help us write some of the pages and that will help us fill in the gaps quicker. In exchange for their help we will be acknowledging their help in the creation of those pages.

It is not too late for you to volunteer help as well. If you have information about an EDA, semiconductor or manufacturing technology or experience with flows and design practices, then we would love to get your contribution as well – and you do not need to be a sponsor in order to do this. Now is the time for you to get your name attached to the technologies that are important to your business. Send me an email ([email protected]) to get started on the process, and I look forward to getting your input integrated into the system.

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