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.
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.
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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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May 21, 2021

Cadence pushes its FastSpice to 32 cores

Cadence has launched a reworked FastSpice engine designed to split work across multiple cores more efficiently.
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May 20, 2021

Denser DRAM looks to flash for inspiration

Unisantis aims to use its vertical transistor design in a novel form of DRAM that could improve density four-fold.
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May 13, 2021

Sigasi editor provided free for open-source hardware developers

Sigasi aims to attract developers working on open-source projects with a version of its Studio suite the company is making available for free to that community.
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May 2, 2021

Alternative scaling approaches form VLSI 2021 technology highlights

The upcoming VLSI Symposia will feature a number of papers that show the ways in which novel approaches are going to be needed to continue scaling.
April 20, 2021

Edge AI focuses on power efficiency at Linley Spring

The Linley Spring Conference saw several vendors present architectures that they claim can deliver more performance to edge systems than what are now traditional approaches.
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April 15, 2021

Portable stimulus moves to version 2.0

The Accellera board has approved version 2.0 of the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard.
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April 7, 2021

Accellera publishes security standard draft

Accellera has published the version 1.0 draft of the proposed Security Annotation for Electronic Design Integration standard.
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April 6, 2021

Siemens cloud tool streamlines DFM for PCBs

Siemens has introduced a cloud-based DFM tool intended to bridge the gap between the electronics design and manufacturing.
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