Author Archives: Chris Edwards

About Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards has spent a long time 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. His work has appeared in a variety of international newspapers including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Age and the South China Morning Post.
November 9, 2020

IEDM 2020 highlights transistor and interconnect advances

This year's IEDM will feature papers that exploit stacked nanoribbons to reduce CMOS footprint, graphene interconnects that support easier integration, and the variability prospects of 2D semiconductors.
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November 2, 2020

Arm starts pulling security extensions into processor cores

The Arm Cortex-A78C extends the reach of the core into larger tablets and brings in one of a series of memory-protections extensions that will be used in the company's standard cores.
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October 28, 2020

DVCon keynoters look to software for verification optimization ideas

Speakers at this year's DVCon Europe called on the hardware community to find inspiration in software-development trends.
October 15, 2020

DVCon Europe: using all the tools at your disposal

Among the papers that will be presented at the end of October, this year's DVCon Europe will demonstrate the benefits of taking good ideas from wherever you can in the pursuit of more effective verification flows.
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October 12, 2020

Arm’s Project Cassini edges closer to cloud-like embedded platforms

At its DevSummit, Arm talked about the progress being made in Project Cassini, an initiative to bring cloud-style deployment and management tools to connected embedded systems.
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October 8, 2020

DVCon Europe brings virtual rooms to online conference

As part of its move online during the pandemic, DVCon Europe is introducing what the organizers call Virtual Experience Rooms.
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October 7, 2020

Arm seeks to define baseline software compatibility for IoT and edge devices

SystemReady program takes server firmware and operating system compatibility concepts into the embedded and IoT space.
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September 14, 2020

Aprisa team to be doubled after Mentor purchase

Mentor, a Siemens business, plans to expand the team working on the Aprisa place-and-route tool following the purchase of Avatar Integrated Systems, announced in July.
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September 14, 2020

nVidia commits to buy Arm from Softbank

Graphics and AI specialist nVidia has been confirmed as the buyer of Arm from Softbank Vision Fund in a transaction worth up to $40bn, with the fund retaining a 10 per cent share in Arm if the deal completes.
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August 25, 2020

TSMC fills in sub-nodes as EUV gains ground

TSMC is using its growing experience with EUV lithography to fill in sub-nodes between its major releases as it prepares to extend finFET technology to the forthcoming N3 process.
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