Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
June 16, 2021

Samsung moves further into 3D for denser flash

Samsung described at VLSI Symposia how it has used two further forms of stacking to increase flash capacity.

June 15, 2021

Imec cuts transistor gap to less than 20nm with forksheets

Imec showed at VLSI Symposia a process flow that can cut the gap between complementary transistors to less than 20nm.

June 14, 2021

AI’s design speedups, with and without machine learning

At the VLSI Symposia, researchers described how AI hardware could help dramatically accelerate analog and digital design and not all of it directly through machine learning.

June 9, 2021

Xilinx retools Versal for high-end edge AI

Xilinx has reworked its Versal FPGA for edge-AI applications.

June 4, 2021

TSMC spins outs processes for automotive and RF

TSMC is developing processes for high-end automotive and RF based off its N5 and N7 families.

June 4, 2021

IEDM looks for papers across 2D devices to 3DICs

IEDM has issued a call for papers for what the organizers expect to be an in-person event in December.

June 3, 2021

Three libraries tune speed and density on TSMC’s 3nm process

TSMC will provide three different standard-cell libraries for its upcoming finFET-based 3nm process to cover requirements from high-density mobile to high-performance computing, allowing tradeoffs for area and circuit frequency.

May 28, 2021

Would you prefer a hypervisor or a multicore framework?

Determining which embedded technique to adopt is more than just a question of what cores the system has.

May 28, 2021

PCIe 6.0 gets verification IP as formal arrival approaches

Questa suite of VIP adds PC and enterprise protocol as players prep designs for 2023 release.

May 26, 2021

Arm rolls clickthrough license scheme into Flexible Access

Arm is reworking the DesignStart scheme it introduced several years, moving it under the umbrella of the broader Flexible Access program.

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