Research Groups

August 3, 2018

MPW service arrives for RRAM

Research institute Leti and low-volume wafer service CMP are cooperating on a project to let fabless chipmakers explore the use of non-volatile resistive RAMs in their designs.
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July 11, 2018

Leti and Soitec partner for wafer development

Research institute Leti and Soitec have decided to team up to work on a new generation of engineered substrates, such as specialized SOI wafers.
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June 27, 2018

Remember the design gap? It’s back

Fifteen years on from the design gap that triggered the IP revolution, implementation costs have created a new one.
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June 22, 2018

Imec stacks transistors for denser 3nm option

Imec proposes using stacked CMOS transistors and buried power rails to improve density for the 3nm process node.
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June 21, 2018

AI is all about low-energy hardware says Dally

For nVidia chief scientist and Stanford professor Bill Dally, now is a great time to be involved in hardware design, thanks to the rise of AI.
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June 21, 2018

RRAM to sniff out hydrogen from fuel cells

Panasonic and AIST have turned a resistive memory (RRAM) into a hydrogen sensor that they claim works at much lower energy than existing designs.
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June 20, 2018

SAR-VCO combo tunes RF receiver power on 16nm

Researchers from the UC Berkeley and Intel teamed up to develop an energy-tuneable RF front-end on a digital finFET process with no need for analog process options.
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June 18, 2018

Switch to orbit mode boosts MRAM on 300mm wafers

Imec will at this week’s VLSI Symposia describe how it fabricated a form of magnetic memory suitable for use as a non-volatile cache onto 300mm wafers using CMOS-compatible processes.
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May 23, 2018

Pillar transistor points to smaller SRAMs at 5nm

Imec and Unisantis Electronics have developed a process flow based on a vertical transistor with a gate on all sides they claim will lead to denser memories on a 5nm node.
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May 11, 2018

Mixed-signal circuits push scaled CMOS at VLSI

The circuits sessions at mid-June's VLSI Symposia in Honolulu feature a number of papers that improve the performance of scaled mixed-signal processes.
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