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September 12, 2018

Mentor automates silicon photonics layout

The LightSuite Compiler produces designs based on Python descriptions and certifies them DRC-clean through hooks into the market-leading Calibre DFM suite.
August 28, 2018

GlobalFoundries stops 7nm work to focus on existing processes

GlobalFoundries has decided to put development of its 7nm process on the backburner and focus on its existing finFET and FD-SOI processes.
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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?

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