STMicroelectronics is using the OpenPDK standard from Si2 to speed up the production and delivery of process design kits (PDKs) and asks for wider adoption by foundries.
At the VLSI Technology Symposium a team led by STMicroelectronics described the techniques used for the upcoming 14nm FD-SOI to boost speed and density over the 28nm version.
Cadence Design Systems has developed two sets of IP aimed at the 28nm FD-SOI process developed by STMicroelectronics and qualified tools for the process.
STMicroelectronics has found an alternative production partner for the FD-SOI process that the European chipmaker is presenting as an easier option for SoC designers.
The Indian government will meet up to a quarter of initial capital costs for a foundry capable of nodes up to 45nm and 40,000 wafer starts per month at 300mm.
Research group CEA-Leti expects to have design kits ready for a 10nm FD-SOI process in June 2014
Three companies have donated technology to Accellera designed to improve TLM 2.0 modeling work, focusing on interrupts, register control and memory maps.
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
With both now more dependent on foundry business for their finFET (trigate) and FDSOI offerings, DATE was a chance to push their innovations in low power.
The Internet of Things will drive the next phase for MEMS, greatly helped by a change in the way that the mobile phone interacts with its environment, says Benedetto Vigna of STMicroelectronics.
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