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July 9, 2014
Intel's trigate is among the structures to be modeled by the revised BSIM4

One BSIM to rule them all

A change in the way the core compact models are developed has accelerated their development and, for the first time, allowed the models to be used not just for circuit simulation but to help guide process evolution as chipmakers play not only with materials but the shape of finFETs.
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August 25, 2013
Tim Whitfield, director of engineering, ARM Taiwan

Proving the 20nm ecosystem with the ARM Mali GPU

What ARM learnt when it ran a Mali GPU-based test chip through a Synopsys tool flow onto a TSMC 20nm process
August 12, 2013
Steve Smith of Synopsys

Help Wanted? Help Given! 3D-IC design is ready for take-off

3D-IC design is ready for take-off, following several years of intense collaboration to develop the necessary tools, methodologies and flows
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April 1, 2013
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Improving SoC productivity through automatic design rule waiver processing for legacy IP

You can waive some physical verification errors related to legacy IP found in foundry DRC checks. Knowing which has involved lengthy manual analysis. TSMC is enhancing the process with automation.
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June 20, 2011

Foundry overcapacity – yes, it could happen

Current shortages could switch in key markets by the end of the year.
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June 3, 2011
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This one now goes to 12

We quiz TSMC’s Tom Quan on the latest methodological challenges being addressed by the world’s largest foundry’s signature Reference Flow.
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December 14, 2010
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The player

Morris Chang was in on the ground floor of IC innovation at TI and remains there today as chairman of TSMC. Paul Dempsey reports.
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March 1, 2008

The veteran competitor

In his early days in the semiconductor industry, Morris Chang Morris Chang was one of the “non-Texans” to Texas Instruments and was a manager struggling with the question of how to get individual transistor yields to somewhere around three or even four per cent. One of his colleagues – another immigrant to the Lone Star […]

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