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    by Published on 09-26-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys,
    4. IoT Internet of Things,
    5. Automotive
    Article: Variation at 28-nm with Solido and GLOBALFOUNDRIES-creating-vdks-jpg

    Virtual prototyping has, inexplicably, been largely a DIY thing so far. Tools and models have come from different sources with different approaches, and it has been up to the software development team to do the integration step and cobble together a toolchain and methodology that fits with their development ...
    by Published on 09-26-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. GlobalFoundries,
    4. STMicroelectronics,
    5. Samsung Foundry,
    6. FD-SOI
    Article: Over-under: Apple, 52M iPhones in 4Q-bulk-vs-fdsoi-min-jpg

    I recently took a look at the current status and future direction of FinFET based logic processes in my Leading Edge Logic Landscape blog. I thought it would be interesting to take a similar look at FDSOI and to compare and contrast the two processes. My Leading Edge Logic Landscape blog is available here.
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    by Published on 09-26-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. TSMC
    Article: iPhone 5: Boost to semiconductor market?-highlight_2016oip_papers-gif

    Recently, TSMC conducted their annual Open Innovation Platform forum meeting in San Jose. Although TSMC typically eschews a theme for the forum, David Keller, EVT TSMC North America, used a phrase in his opening remarks that served as a foundation for the rest of the meeting – “celebrate the way we collaborate”.

    The forum begins with a technology overview session from TSMC. Jack Sun, VP and CTO TSMC R&D, provided the keynote, entitled: ”Technology Leadership for Collaborative Innovation”. Cliff Hou, VP R&D Design Technology Platform, provided an ...
    by Published on 09-25-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: iPhone 5: Boost to semiconductor market?-windows-10-anniversary-update-min-jpg

    Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, they have primarily been focused on getting people to upgrade their existing machines from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, in addition to promoting their Surface line. The upgrade program allowed users of both operating systems to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free for a year. That all ended ...
    by Published on 09-25-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Mentor Graphics Update at TSMC 2012 OIP-spacex-blue-origin-min-jpg

    Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin have grabbed the headlines in the space race, both of them building rockets and spacecraft. But there is fascinating backstory on how this race and the private space industry came into existence. It is the tale of a renegade ...
    by Published on 09-25-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Cadence Mixed Signal Technology Summit-network-vs-platform-min-jpg

    So, how do we define these terms? What is the core difference? Why does it matter – what is the implication on business models? And finally, which firms today embody these models?

    First, the basics. Digital business models are inherently exponential in terms of value generation. ...
    by Published on 09-23-2016 06:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mentor Graphics,
    3. Mobile,
    4. IoT Internet of Things
    Article Preview

    There are a lot of clever techniques to automatically find and even implement methods for register gating and memory gating, but the bulk of power-saving still depends on designer and architect insight based on expected range of use of a device, complemented by practical use-case simulations. Of course this team needs to be able to see ...
    by Published on 09-23-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: iPhone 5: Boost to semiconductor market?-car-virus-alert-min-jpg

    What if we all looked at driving as less of a right and more of an addiction, a disability, or a disease to be avoided, cured or overcome? What if driving were seen as a menace to society draining lives, money and time from the economy? What would our public policy priorities ...
    by Published on 09-23-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
    Article: A Brief History of Atrenta and RTL Design-pokemon-go-cia-png

    So it's finally out, the truth about Pokemon Go (and probably the rest of the app based mobile gaming world) and it's a shocking, painful truth that will pretty much destroy the industry and force people back to their ...
    by Published on 09-23-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: SemiWiki on Android-15-key-building-blocks-iot-solution-jpg

    IoT solution development is complex. In many cases, development entails combining expertise from a number of different areas such as embedded system engineering, connectivity solution design, big data handling, application development, and data encryption techniques. Each area demands a specific array of competences and proficiency to function within its own realm. Furthermore, a varied skillset with diverse knowledge is required to develop a complete solution that blends offerings across all of these areas. But within these areas ...

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