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December 18, 2020

Backside metal defends against IR drop and side-channel attacks

Work presented at IEDM 2020 shows taking advantage of the IC backside for power and ground for the additional area can deliver further benefits for IR drop and security.
December 18, 2020

Virtual emulation delivers verification for the latest storage devices

Computational storage devices are posing a new raft of challenges that is being addressed using a powerful pre-silicon methodology.
December 17, 2020

Arm expands cloud migration on Arm-based machines at AWS

Arm is pushing more work onto Arm servers in the AWS cloud as it encourages EDA vendors to port their tools to the architecture.
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December 15, 2020

Chipmaking’s new environment presented at IEDM

Imec's senior vice president of CMOS outlined future directions for the technology over the coming decade.
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December 14, 2020

Mentor rebrands as Siemens EDA

Mentor, a Siemens business, has rebranded as Siemens EDA, almost almost four years after the EDA company was acquired.
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December 11, 2020

OSVVM updates go into Riviera-Pro

Aldec updates tools to add support for the latest release of the VHDL verification methodology.
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December 1, 2020

Less than one-in-five FPGA projects avoid bug escapes (Wilson Functional Verification 2020 – Part Two)

Benchmark study detects correlation between maturity of verification processes and the quality of designs when they reach production.
November 19, 2020

Version 2 draft of portable stimulus standard goes up for public review

Accellera Systems Initiative has published for open review version 2.0 of the Portable Test and Stimulus standard.
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November 9, 2020

IEDM 2020 highlights transistor and interconnect advances

This year's IEDM will feature papers that exploit stacked nanoribbons to reduce CMOS footprint, graphene interconnects that support easier integration, and the variability prospects of 2D semiconductors.
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October 29, 2020

User2User sets virtual 2020 dates: US in November, Europe in December

The free-to-attend user meetings for Mentor clients will retain the same format mixing technical presentations with keynotes and networking.
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