2021-06-17 - James J. Coleman

Strained Semiconductor Layers Shift the Paradigm

A look at semiconductor layers, multiple epitaxial layers of different materials, lattice-matched layers, solid layers, and best practices for semiconductor…

2021-06-11 - George Leopold

GlobalFoundries Asks Court to Reject IBM Lawsuit

IBM allegations come as GlobalFoundries is reportedly preparing an IPO.

2021-06-10 - Brian Santo

IBM Sues GlobalFoundries Over Breach of Contract

IBM is suing GlobalFoundries for breach of contract, harking back to GF ceasing development of a 7nm process in 2018.

2021-06-10 - Alan Patterson

TSMC’s Chip Scaling Efforts Reach Crossroads at 2nm

TSMC believes it can ride Moore's Law to 2nm, but its crystal ball gets cloudy after that.

2021-06-07 - Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens EDA Tools Now Qualified on TSMC’s N3, N4 Processes

Now certified for TSMC's N3 and N4 processes, Siemens' Analog FastSPICE platform provides leading-edge verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal,…

2021-06-04 - Paul Cunningham, Cadence Design Systems

Agile Approach to SoC Design Verification

Think of it as a new class of EDA tool—one engine to rule all the other engines in a full…

2021-06-02 - Don Scansen

What to Expect at the VLSI Technology Symposium

The papers from the upcoming VLSI Technology Symposium suggest there's some agreement on general direction, but little agreement on terminology.

2021-05-21 - Arm

SemiFive Collaborates with Arm to Accelerate Custom SoC Designs

SemiFive has joined the Arm ecosystem to accelerate the deployment of application-optimized custom SoC designs built on Arm technology.

2021-04-02 - TrendForce

Demand for Notebooks, Networking Products Boost 2020 Revenues of Top 10 Fabless IC Design Companies

IC design revenues are expected to reach new heights in 2021.

2021-03-30 - Keith Felton

5 Key Considerations for Next-Gen IC Packaging Design

Next-generation IC packaging is the best path to achieve silicon scaling, functional density, and heterogeneous integration while reducing the overall…