Foundry

October 4, 2012

IEF: Achronix plans embedded FPGA push

Achronix plans to use the FPGA fabric that it has developed for standalone products to be fabbed through Intel as the springboard for an embedded-FPGA offering.
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September 20, 2012

GlobalFoundries to go with finFETs at 14nm

GlobalFoundries has confirmed its 14nm process as the one that will see the foundry introduced finFET-based transistors, claiming that its approach is optimized for mobile devices
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August 6, 2012

TSMC joins Intel as ASML investor to accelerate availability of EUV, 450mm lithography

TSMC follows Intel in taking a stake in ASML to accelerate development of EUV and 450mm lithography equipment.
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August 6, 2012

Aart de Geus on the changing face of EDA

The president and co-CEO of Synopsys provides his take on the mounting influence of software and physical effects in the creation of SoCs.
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June 12, 2012

Doping gives finFETs threshold control

You want finFETs with different threshold voltages on the same SoC? Forget what the FD-SOI guys tell you: it's possible. At least with a certain amount of performance loss, say IBM and GlobalFoundries.
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June 11, 2012

FD-SOI to get foundry push in ST deal

A deal between GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics has answered the question as to where ICs based on an FD-SOI process can be made, and not just for ST.
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June 5, 2012

DAC2012: Collaboration key to success at 20nm

Foundries can’t hand down design rules on tablets of stone any more - success at 20nm will take close collaboration with customers and tool vendors
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June 4, 2012

DAC 2012: Google your way to DFM

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is targeting the end of the year for release 2.0 of its OpenDFM standard, which will include support for DRC+ and make it possible to build search engines for yield.
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June 1, 2012

DAC 2012: STMicro, Cadence, GlobalFoundries in 20nm AMS claims

The troops will be out in force next week to claim progress on 20nm AMS design flows that take manufacturability into account.
April 2, 2012

Mixed-signal for the rest of us from Triad

The specialist AMS foundry Triad Semiconductor has married its ViaASIC drag and drop libraries to Mentor Graphics' SystemVision design environment.

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