Commentary

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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November 4, 2014

From Darwin to Mao: how multi-patterning could move up the flow

Are we torn between evolution and revolution? Mentor Graphics' Joe Sawicki discusses how pattern matching already in fabs could move up and radically alter the design flow.
June 12, 2014

Internet of Things: an opportunity, but for whom?

Building the internet of Things will demand collaboration and a healthy ecosystem
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June 2, 2014

Real Intent’s Pranav Ashar on converging design and verification

Verify early and simulate as little as possible - the idea is familiar but how do you get there?
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June 2, 2014

Mentor’s Wally Rhines on tools as a cultural issue

Whether you're going to DAC this week or not, it's worth remembering one of the other key factors that will inform your judgments on new tools.
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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.
February 6, 2014

Cadence to buy Forte and build out HLS offering

EDA giant cites high-level synthesis' move into the mainstream as driven by IP integration challenges in striking deal for the HLS market leader.
December 16, 2013

TSMC hints at glass interposer for mobile SoCs

Glass may be the high frequency interposer option given silicon concerns about power and noise. TSMC adds another pathfinder to its 3D arsenal.
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December 16, 2013

Qualcomm’s take on preserving Moore’s Law economics

Industry-wide innovation is required to make scaling cost-effective at 7nm, says Qualcomm's VP of Technology. Time for a fat, cholesterol and MSG-free diet.
December 10, 2013

Graphene gets a reality check

A leading researcher argues that graphene will not replace but complement silicon and thrive in specialist applications.
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