Old processes don't necessarily equate to old tools, panelists argued at DATE, especially when a lot of future work will be done on more-than-Moore, 3DIC technologies.
The CTO of one European design house wants better acceleration features from analog design tools, not automation that overrides their judgement.
Concern over energy consumption could be the key to European companies moving back into the compute server market – or at least that's what the European Commission and researchers think is possible as social networks, GPS data and public video cameras pour data into a growing collection of online storage banks.
ARM has found that in its work on processor design looking at the system-design and process issues as well as the way software interacts with the machine can yield surprising results.
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 […]
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.