ARM says it has received test chips designed to check how well an SoC built around a 64bit multicore Cortex v8-A processor complex would work TSMC's upcoming 10nm FinFET process technology.
But project lead Chenming Hu, 'finFET's father', has also highlighted important changes in the funding landscape for university research.
Synopsys is updating its custom design tools to make working with finFET based processes easier.
Flow exploration helps designers establish best approach to advanced network processor implementation on Samsung finFET process
Collaboration between ARM, TSMC and Synopsys reveals challenges of 10nm finFET design flows.
Rapid virtual prototyping and a metal stack that's more designer friendly are two of the ways in which Samsung aims to build up foundry market share for its 14nm and 10nm finFET processes.
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.
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.
Altera is using a combination of Intel's 14nm process technology and multidie packaging to boost the logic-cell count for its FPGAs, together with a superpipelining strategy to help balance area and clock speed.
TCAD specialist GSS says nanowire transistors look practical down to 5nm but that designers need to carefully explore how the wires are shaped as quantum-confinement effects take hold
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