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May 25, 2015

Shape a major choice for sub-10nm nanowire FETs

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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May 11, 2015

VLSI Symposia delve into future process choices

Intel 14nm finFET SoC process is among the highlights of the 2015 VLSI Symposia alongside research that looks at the integration of III-V and 2D materials for future processes.
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April 22, 2015

Mentor tool streamlines multi-corner parasitic extraction

Mentor Graphics has launched Calibre xACT, a tool that uses deterministic algorithms to extract parasitics from complex finFET and other nanometer processes.
March 11, 2015

Charting out the roadmap for FD-SOI

As plans crystallize to take FD-SOI down to 10nm, CEA-Leti argues that the technology can provide an alternative path to that of finFETs to get to 7nm processes and beyond.
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March 10, 2015

Synopsys claims finFET leadership

Synopsys claims its tools have enabled 90% of finFET designs currently going into volume production
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December 18, 2014

Gary Smith EDA: PCB ‘a door to the future’ but ‘slow take-off’ for ESL

The leading EDA analyst also charts growth for RTL and IC CAD in 2014 Market Share Summary, and highlights system-driven shifts in tool evaluation.
December 16, 2014

14nm/16nm finFETs debut at IEDM

The International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) has once again provided a chance for the major chipmakers to go head-to-head with their latest processes - this time with finFETs.
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November 24, 2014

A57 finFET design underlines routing challenges

In a presentation at the recent ARM TechCon, HiSilicon described the issues in putting together a 16nm finFET-based design built around a cluster of ARM’s Cortex A57 processors.
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November 12, 2014

TSMC begins risk production of 16FF+

TSMC says it has begun risk production on its FinFET Plus (16FF+) process, claiming that it has reached a greater level of maturity earlier in its development cycle than previous nodes developed at the foundry.
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November 12, 2014

Chip tariff eliminated and the big winner is… China?

Not just Intel and TI but also Lenovo and Huawei have cause to welcome end to 25% import tax. And could it even help reinvigorate Chinese start ups?

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