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June 5, 2017

Mentor builds links for multichip package integration

Mentor, a Siemens business, has formed an alliance with foundries and OSAT providers and launched a flow that brings IC and package design together.
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September 16, 2016

GlobalFoundries ports MRAM to 22nm FD-SOI

GlobalFoundries has introduced an embedded-MRAM option for its 22nm FD-SOI process: the 22FDX platform.
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March 15, 2016

X-Fab aims at lower-cost SiC with upgraded 6in line

X-Fab Silicon Foundries has upgraded its 6in fab in Lubbock, Texas to handle silicon carbide wafers in parallel with existing silicon production.
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October 12, 2015

Mentor’s Wally Rhines on M&A ‘merger mania’

...and why the semiconductor industry hasn't been singularitied down to one MegaSemis Inc even if that's what M&A data suggests.
October 6, 2015

Samsung taps Mentor tools for higher yielding close-loop DFM

Samsung bases PRISM and FLARE defect analysis and optimization on Mentor Graphics' Calibre and Tessent. Yields rise. Ramps shorten.
June 4, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Taiwan and mainland China face off in IoT platforms

It wasn't just ARM and TSMC that launched a 55nm IoT platform this week. Across the Taiwan Strait, Brite and SMIC have unveiled a similar offering. The competition could tell us a lot about the IoT market's future.
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?
October 20, 2014

IBM pays GlobalFoundries to take on chipmaking operation

GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
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September 11, 2014

TSMC: e-beam winning on cost over EUV for lithography

EUV may be getting most R&D cash but the world's biggest foundry says e-beam currently has the edge on defects and double patterning.
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