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    by Published on 07-13-2014 09:00 AM
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    TSMC 20nm is one of the most talked about nodes on SemiWiki with lots of speculation and debate surrounding it. Itís interesting to look back at what we thought would happen to see if it actually did happen so letís do that now. According to Google there are 411 articles referencing 20nm on SemiWiki, let's visit a couple ...
    by Published on 07-06-2014 07:00 AM
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    40nm was a big node while I was Director of Foundries at the IP company Virage Logic which was later acquired by Synopsys. 40nm was big because the top fabless companies multi-sourced designs from one foundry to another with relative ...
    by Published on 06-23-2014 08:21 AM
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    Cliff Hou had two major appearances at DAC this year. He gave the opening day keynote...and he wrote the forward to Dan and my book Fabless: the Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry which about 1500 lucky people got a copy of courtesy of several companies, ...
    by Published on 06-18-2014 07:00 AM
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    TSMCís stock has more than doubled in the last five years. Coincidentally that is when I started blogging about TSMC. QCOM stock has experienced a similar doubling during this time as have other TSMC customers. The question is: What is next for TSMC? As I have mentioned before, you would be better off taking stock tips from your dog but this is what I see for this ...
    by Published on 06-08-2014 08:50 AM
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    By definition the pure-play foundry business model separates the design and manufacturing of a semiconductor device. TSMC was the first dedicated (pure-play) foundry which enabled the incredible fabless semiconductor ecosystem we ...
    by Published on 05-28-2014 06:11 PM
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    What is TSMC doing at DAC?

    The biggest event is presumably Cliff Hou's DAC keynote on Monday at 3.25pm Industry Opportunities in the Sub-10nm Era. And he also wrote the foreword to Fabless, the book that Dan Nenni and I have written and where you can get a signed copy on Tuesday evening at the reception.

    There is an IP workshop ...
    by Published on 05-05-2014 12:30 PM
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    *Spoiler Alert: The Sky is Not Falling*
    The TSMC Technology Symposium last month provided a much needed technology refresh to counter aging industry experts (they make their living selling reports) who have been somewhat negative on the future of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. If the sky wasn't falling who would buy the reports, right? Letís take a look at what Handel Jones of IBS reported last ...
    by Published on 04-27-2014 06:00 AM
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    In my quest to uncover the future of the semiconductor industry I was quite impressed by the executive presentations at the TSMC Symposium last week. Rick Cassidy opened the 20th Annual TSMC Technology Symposium followed by Dr. Mark Liu, Dr. Jack Sun, Dr. Cliff Hou, J.K Wang, Dr. V.J. Wu, and Suk Lee. A variety of topics were covered but I had IoT on my mind so that is what I will talk about here.

    Internet of Things (IoT)-The network of physical objects that contains embedded technology to communicate and sense or ...
    by Published on 04-24-2014 08:00 PM
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    There are moments in oneís career that are memorable beyond others, and last night was one of those moments for me, absolutely:

    Stanford University President John L. Hennessy will lead a discussion with Stanford Engineering Hero Morris Chang, an innovator and entrepreneur who revolutionized the semiconductor industry by creating the worldís first dedicated silicon foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC.
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    by Published on 04-02-2014 06:30 PM
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    At CDNLive, Bob Mullen of TSMC gave a presentation on their new custom FinFET flow, doing design, and verifying designs. At 16nm there are all sorts of relatively new verification problems such as layout dependent effects (LDE) and voltage dependent design rules. We had some of this at 20nm but like most things in semiconductor, it gets harder with each process generation. I'm going to leave verification until another blog.

    He ...

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