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    by Published on 05-26-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: A Brief History of SPICE-autonomous-driving-att-min-jpg

    Cnet reports that, starting this week, AT&T is offering "Unlimited Plan" customers the option to add connected cars or a ZTE Mobley Wi-Fi plug-in device to their plan for $40/month for unlimited data - $10/month will buy 1GB. The plan applies to certain Buick, Audi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Jaguar, ...
    by Published on 05-26-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: NVM IP: why only anti fuse solution from Novocell Semiconductor is 100% reliable?-internet-things-min-jpg

    In the runtime for the current mobile ecosystem - apps:
    • Average user has 21 apps on her smart phone, out of the total 1.5m apps on app-store
    • While apps account for more than half the time user spends on digital/smart platform, an average user spend more than 40% of that time on a single app
    • 2/3rd of all smartphone user
    ...
    by Published on 05-25-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    4. ARM,
    5. TSMC,
    6. FinFET
    Article: Interview with Brien Anderson, CAD Engineer-arm-tsmc-10nm-test-chip-normalized-jpg

    About 13 months ago, the leak blogs posted news of “Artemis” on an alleged ARM roadmap slide, supposedly a new 16FF ARM core positioned as the presumptive successor to the Cortex-A57. Now, we’re finding out what “Artemis” may actually be, inside a multi-core PPA test chip on TSMC 10FinFET. ...
    by Published on 05-25-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Magwel
    Article: A Brief History of Semiconductor IP-block-diagram-min-jpg

    Power protection chips are widely used these days to protect sensitive circuitry from over-voltage and over-current stress. However, these workhorse chips are often subjected to extraordinary thermal stress themselves and need to be protected from burning up – literally.

    Power protection chips ...
    by Published on 05-25-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. IoT Internet of Things,
    4. Automotive,
    5. FinFET
    Where do you get your semiconductor related information from?-luc-van-den-hove-min-jpg

    IMEC is a technology research center located in Belgium that is one of the premier semiconductor research centers in the world today. The IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) is a two-day event attended by approximately 1,000 people to showcase the work done by IMEC and their partners.

    Luc Van Den Hove is the president and CEO of IMEC and he kicked off the ITF ...
    by Published on 05-24-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. TSMC
    Article: "Death of Equities" = A Silicon Valley Revival-tsmc-info-pop-min-jpg

    Continuing to find new ways to extend Moore’s Law, the foundry and technology leader is ready to show off its wafer level system integration prowess with two scalable platforms targeting key growth markets.

    CoWoS® (Chip-On-Wafer-On-Substrate) ...
    by Published on 05-24-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. CEVA
    Article: Qualcomm Acquires Intel's Playbook-iee-802-11p-real-life-min-2-jpg

    V2X stands for Vehicle to Everything and to be specific, V2X technology connects vehicles to other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I), motorcycles (V2M) and pedestrians (V2P) within wireless range for safety and mobility applications. If you consider that the US Department of transportation (USDOT) ...
    by Published on 05-24-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Silicon Photonics
    Article: "Death of Equities" = A Silicon Valley Revival-optical-transport-network-jpg

    The move towards 5G networks with demands for decreased latency (< 5ms), growing device densities (> 100 devices/m2), and the desire to flexibly configure and integrate mobile, fixed, optical and satellite telecommunications is putting ...
    by Published on 05-23-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics,
    4. Automotive
    Article: A Brief History of SPICE-igbt-module-jpg

    In the pages of SemiWiki, we are usually talking about what to do with billions of really small transistors – for a change of pace today, we’ll discuss what to do with a few really big ones. Mentor Graphics has just announced their latest MicReD platform for thermal testing of IGBTs, experiencing a resurgence (pun intended) thanks to electric vehicles. ...
    by Published on 05-23-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor Services,
    4. TSMC,
    5. eSilicon
    Simulation Technique for Thermally Aware 3D TSV IC Stacking-semiconductor-wafer-pizza-min-jpg

    Design starts are critical to the growth of the semiconductor industry so enabling them is a common theme on SemiWiki. One thing we have not covered in detail is multi-project wafer services (MPW) which is the equivalent of ride sharing through the initial mask and wafer process. Larger semiconductor companies already do this internally but what about the rest of the world, especially budget constrained Universities? We need their design starts too!

    Let’s ...

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