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April 16, 2014

FinFET variability issues challenge advantages of new process

Managing finFET variability issues without extending design times is key to extracting the most from the new processes, key players told a panel at the recent SNUG meeting in Santa Clara.
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April 16, 2014

Verification perspectives: the growth of emulation

The first in a series of articles on how various vendors are addressing the flow's most challenging task looks at Mentor's strategy for emulation.
April 15, 2014

Common Platform foundry alliance to be wound down

But some research and process collaboration is set to continue in the background as Samsung, GlobalFoundries and IBM chart their own priorities.
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April 10, 2014

Mentor builds simulation-emulation bridge to ‘Verification 3.0’

Enterprise Verification Platform adds cross-over SystemVerilog, UVM, and UPF support for Veloce alongside new hardware and software debuggers.
April 8, 2014

ARM moves to open-source compiler

ARM has decided to shift from using its in-house compiler technology to the open-source combination of Clang and LLVM.
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April 7, 2014

Latest ITRS underlines slowdown in interconnect and IC scaling

The 2013 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors has been published. The latest set of tables underlines the slowdown in some aspects of scaling, particularly when it comes to metal interconnect.
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April 7, 2014
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DAC 2014 offers free exhibit entry for three days

The 51st Design Automation Conference, to be held in San Francisco in early June, is offering free exhibit floor entry for the full three days.
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April 4, 2014

Silicon suppliers home in on energy-harvesting sensor nodes

Power converters are arriving on the market with the aim of simplifying the job of building energy-harvesting systems for wireless sensor nodes and the Internet of Things.
April 4, 2014
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Conference demonstrator brings printed-electronics suppliers together

For its Printed Electronics conference, IDTechEx pulled together a team together with P&G to develop a collaborative demonstration of the technology.
April 3, 2014

Mentor’s User2User Silicon Valley conference this week

Registration is free-of-charge to attend Mentor, Oracle and Samsung keynotes and choose from nine technical tracks at one-day event.
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