The increasing use of graphics in mobile SoCs means that finFET processes need to be optimised for density and power - as well as early availability at low risk.
The effort needed in timing signoff could lead to a shift in design towards asynchronous techniques unless advanced OCV technologies improve.
A look at what you can learn about design for manufacturability and yield at this year's Design Automation Conference
Synopsys users will be gathering at a series of SNUG meetings across Europe over the next month to share insights and experience of using Synopsys tools
Globalfoundries will port Infineon Technologies’ flash technology to 40nm to support the manufacture of automotive and security microcontrollers (MCUs).
GlobalFoundries has signed deals to let the foundry offer power-saving clocks, a massively parallel floating-point processor and interface IP from Rambus. They are "uncommon solutions" to come from a foundry, the company claims.
GlobalFoundries and Samsung described how they are readying finFETs for production at CPTF 2013 and how the 28nm processes will have a long shelf life.
Can planar devices on fully depleted SOI resist the relentless rise of finFETs as the next device architecture of choice for the semiconductor industry? An evening panel at IEDM explored the trade-offs
The modelling track at IEDM 2012 showed how germanium could be used in 14nm finFETs. Other work focused on tunnel FETs and analyzing MEMS using Spice.
STMicroelectronics offers 28nm process to smaller scale users through CMP and Soitec
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