DAC 2015

June 26, 2015

‘This sensor will self-destruct in the next five (hundred thousand) seconds’

Research by Professor John Rogers' group at the University of Illinois is leading to biodegradable electronics, for both defense and medical applications.
June 18, 2015

The road to 7nm sees patterning multiply

Is the industry ready to go beyond 10nm when it comes to lithography? Lithography researcher Professor David Pan sees design and process co-operation as the key approach.
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June 16, 2015

Collaboration let HiSilicon accelerate 16nm finFET plans

HiSilicon claims close collaboration with foundry and EDA tools partners helped speed up plans to tape out the first 16nm finFET-based design through TSMC.
June 11, 2015

Data mining tools trawl for IC icebergs

Dassault Systèmes and IC Manage have each developed "big data" mining software tools to track the progress of chip-design projects
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June 11, 2015

Two-day app challenge results in RTL power analyzer

For DAC 2015, Invionics set itself the challenge of developing a custom tool in 48 hours based on votes for ideas provided by visitors to the show.
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June 10, 2015

SoC verification ‘should use software more’

Verification of SoCs can't be done by adapting IP-level strategies - it'll take a much greater interaction with software, and the use of a shared language
June 10, 2015

TSMC adds Cadence and Imagination subsystems for IoT

Foundry strikes two more Internet of Things subsystem deals for its 55nm ULP process based on Cadence Tensilica and Imagination MIPS/PowerVR cores.
June 9, 2015

Debug life cycle expands with on-chip infrastructure

By widening the range of resources that can be tracked within an SoC, Ultrasoc says it has uncovered ways to make debug a long-term tool for complex multicore designs.
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June 9, 2015

Cloud EDA service gears up for commercial projects

Silicon Cloud is preparing to expand access to its network-based design environment beyond the universities using it today to commercial users
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June 8, 2015

Smart lenses getting closer to live use

Google has moved to on-body tests of the the smart-lens platform it has been developing for the past few years while the team continues to experiment with embedded LEDs that react to blinks to help warn diabetes sufferers of sudden changes in glucose levels.
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