...and why the semiconductor industry hasn't been singularitied down to one MegaSemis Inc even if that's what M&A data suggests.
The need for virtual prototyping at the PCB-design has led to changes in the way PSpice is being used – with much greater emphasis on cosimulation.
Research by Professor John Rogers' group at the University of Illinois is leading to biodegradable electronics, for both defense and medical applications.
Following Mentor's acquisition of Tanner EDA, management expect the integration will help with a drive into IoT applications and systems that need to go beyond standard IC lithography.
Electronics design needs to cope with a combination of major brands and tiny start-ups looking to exploit its skills even where their resources are thin.
Google has moved to on-body tests of the the smart-lens platform it has been developing for the past few years while the team continues to experiment with embedded LEDs that react to blinks to help warn diabetes sufferers of sudden changes in glucose levels.
Altera is using a combination of Intel's 14nm process technology and multidie packaging to boost the logic-cell count for its FPGAs, together with a superpipelining strategy to help balance area and clock speed.
An overview of Cadence's activities at DAC and a last-minute call-out if you want to register for its breakfast and luncheon sessions.
Review highlights from Mentor's activities at DAC and grab your last chance to register for in-depth technical sessions.
Blocks' promo video says its work was 'Funded by Intel' but Qualcomm has announced that the modular watch company will be using its Snapdragon 400.
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