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.
May 5, 2022

DAC returns to SF for in-person event

DAC returns to San Francisco in July for its 59th year as a purely in-person event.
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March 23, 2022

Nvidia open to chiplet standards

Nvidia says it will support the UCIe chiplet interface standard once it has "stabilized" while opening up its latest form of NVLink to other companies.
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March 4, 2022

Verification engineers look to better skills to beat schedules

A panel at DVCon argued too much of a focus on point tools coupled with challenges with interoperability and cross-industry cooperation is hindering the ability of SoC teams to design and verify complex products.
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March 2, 2022

Synopsys talks AI in verification at DVCon

Synopsys R&D vice president Manish Pandey described the ways in which the tools supplier has harnessed machine learning so far to gain speedups and improvements in coverage.
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February 8, 2022

Arm aims for IPO as Nvidia calls off its bid

Nvidia has decided to give up on acquiring Arm from SoftBank. The IP provider will now aim for an IPO by the end of March 2023.
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December 31, 2021

AMD moves gradually into 3D integration

At December's Design Automation Conference, AMD senior vice president Sam Naffziger provided more insights into the chipmaker’s use of chiplet-based design and manufacture.
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December 9, 2021

PDF and Siemens renew links for yield insights

Siemens has refreshed its collaboration with PDF Solutions with the aim of using test data and other sources to provide actionable information to improve device yield.
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December 6, 2021

Imperas pulls together tools for RISC-V verification

Imperas has put together a suite of tools to verify that custom RISC-V processor cores remain compatible with the common infrastructure behind the open-source instruction set.
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November 8, 2021

Chiplets may have to prove themselves for secure operation

University of Florida researcher proposes third-party checks on chiplets to demonstrate they are free of trojans.
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November 5, 2021

UK consortium starts work on cryogenic CMOS

A £6.5m grant will fund the development of memories and other IP to improve the control of qubits in quantum computers.
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