In this issue Chris Edwards introduces our interviews with key speakers at next week’s Common Platform Technology Forum, and highlights our presence at Cadence’s CDN Live and Europe’s DATE conferences. Dr Mukesh Khare of IBM Research discusses the ‘Innovation Pipeline’ beyond 14nm. Kelvin Low of GlobalFoundries describes how fabless companies can exploit 28nm processes. Michael […]
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The Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) is approaching fast. This year the conference has two special days: one focuses on more than Moore technologies; the other on e-mobility and electric transport.
FinFETs are among the options in a 14nm process design kit developed by IMEC: a kit that attempts to cater for the effects of immersion and EUV lithography.
Gartner has released its estimates for chip design starts out to the middle of the decade. Both are falling but the emphasis is shifting to ASSPs and mainstream processes.
Belgian research institute IMEC has stepped up its plans for 450mm development and now aims to have an operational full-flow pilot line by the end of 2015, according to president Luc Van den hove speaking at ISS Europe this week.
The COLAE project will use the production facilities at European research centres to provide printed-electronics production services to startups. But it will probably involve more joint process work than the conventional foundry model.
In the world of power semiconductors, not many companies try to go fabless. The tradeoffs between design and process offer many more options for system-level design, argued Infineon's Reinhard Ploss at the ISS Europe conference.
The International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this year provided an opportunity to see how the team that was first to put a finFET or trigate-based process into action on a multi-million transistor design did it.
The wait is over for the latest edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
Y2K taught the world some lessons: but mostly the wrong ones, according to Martyn Thomas in his keynote at the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2012.