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    by Published on 04-18-2019 10:00 AM
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    3. FPGA,
    4. Events,
    5. Flex Logix
    Article: Intel and Altera Sign on for 14nm-linley_flexlogix_1.jpg

    Dr. Cheng Wang, Co-Founder and SVP Engineering at Flex Logix, presented the second talk in the ‘AI at the Edge’ session, at the just concluded Linley Spring Processor Conference, highlighting the InferX X1 Inference Co-Processor’s high throughout, low cost, and low power. He opened by pointing out that existing inference solutions are not optimized ...
    by Published on 04-18-2019 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ArterisIP,
    4. IoT Internet of Things,
    5. Automotive,
    6. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Intel and Altera Sign on for 14nm-memory-min.jpeg

    No, I’m not going to talk about in in-memory-compute architectures. There’s interesting work being done there but here I’m going to talk here about mainstream architectures for memory support in Machine Learning (ML) designs. These are still based on conventional memory ...
    by Published on 04-17-2019 10:00 AM
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    Article: Intel and Altera Sign on for 14nm-tech-i-fig-19-dram-roadmap.jpg

    On the Sunday evening at IEDM last year, TechInsights held a reception in which Arabinda Das and Jeongdong Choe gave presentations that attracted a roomful of conference attendees.

    This is the second part of the review of Jeongdong's talk, we covered NAND flash technology in the last post. Jeongdong is a Senior Technical Fellow at TechInsights, and their subject-matter expert for memory technology. Before joining the company, he worked as a Team Lead in R&D for SK Hynix and Samsung advancing next-generation memory devices, so he knows whereof he speaks.
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    by Published on 04-17-2019 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence,
    4. Automotive,
    5. Security
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    If you’re in verification and you don’t know who Paul Cunningham is, this is a guy you need to have on your radar. Paul has risen through the Cadence ranks fast, first in synthesis and now running the verification group, responsible for about a third of Cadence revenue and a hefty percentage of ...
    by Published on 04-16-2019 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. TSMC,
    4. Samsung Foundry,
    5. FinFET
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    TSMC and Samsung continue to raise the competitive bar for FinFET foundry market share with dueling announcements this week. As I mentioned previously in the blog Semiconductor Foundry Landscape Update 2019, FinFETs are the market to watch with the coming onslaught of 5G and AI chips ...
    by Published on 04-16-2019 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys,
    4. Mobile,
    5. Automotive,
    6. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: The New "Mobile Foundry" Era: Whose Wheelhouse?-slam-choices.jpg

    We are all pretty familiar with augmented reality, where real world images are overlaid with computer generated images, graphics and even audio. Of course, our first exposure to augmented reality might have been images of heads up displays in fighter ...
    by Published on 04-15-2019 10:00 AM
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    On the Sunday evening at IEDM last year, TechInsights held a reception in which Arabinda Das and Jeongdong Choe gave presentations that attracted a roomful of conference attendees. Arabinda was first up, giving a talk on the “10-year Journey of Apple’s iPhone and Innovations in Semiconductor Technology”, followed by Jeongdong discussing “Memory Process, Design and Architecture: Today and Tomorrow”.
    ...
    by Published on 04-15-2019 05:00 AM
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    Article: FinFET Design Challenges at 14nm and 10nm-wally-keynote-speech.jpg

    What started as blogs, or vignettes as Wally calls them, posted on SemiWiki is now a free PDF eBook. The journey starts with his school days at Stanford through 20+ years at TI and 24+ years at Mentor Graphics. Wally has traveled millions of miles meeting with every customer imaginable ...
    by Published on 04-14-2019 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Advisors
    Article: Can Japan Regain Semiconductor Leadership?-asml-china-theft.jpg

    The Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad (FD) reported on the past theft of ASML technology after doing some investigative digging. It now appears that a number of Chinese nationals and ASML employees, in ASML's Santa Clara office stole key technology back in 2015. Though ASML talked about it at the time, little was said, with no further information disseminated.

    Brion technology was stolen
    Brion technology, ...
    by Published on 04-12-2019 05:00 AM
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    3. Events,
    4. Automotive,
    5. Flex Logix,
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    Article: The New "Mobile Foundry" Era: Whose Wheelhouse?-nnmax.jpg

    The basic principles used for neural networks have been understood for decades, what have changed to make them so successful in recent years are increased processing power, storage and training data. Layered on top of this is continued improvement ...

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