IP

September 14, 2020

nVidia commits to buy Arm from Softbank

Graphics and AI specialist nVidia has been confirmed as the buyer of Arm from Softbank Vision Fund in a transaction worth up to $40bn, with the fund retaining a 10 per cent share in Arm if the deal completes.
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August 25, 2020

TSMC fills in sub-nodes as EUV gains ground

TSMC is using its growing experience with EUV lithography to fill in sub-nodes between its major releases as it prepares to extend finFET technology to the forthcoming N3 process.
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July 31, 2020

Open-RAN puts more focus on emulation in testing programs

Recent developments have made Open-RAN look more attractive as a way of implementing 5G systems. This is helping to drive a shift-left in verification and test.
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July 27, 2020

Open and propietary verification tools home in on RISC-V core quality

DAC provided a forum for the growing number of verification efforts focused on checking the architectural compliance and overall RTL quality of RISC-V processors.
July 23, 2020

Accellera IP security group expects standard by year end

The chair of Accellera’s IP security assurance working group expects the draft standard for hardening hardware core to be out by the end of the year.
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July 20, 2020

Perforce buys Methodics

Version-control specialist Perforce Software has bought Methodics, which focuses on the lifecycle and traceability management of semiconductor IP.
July 13, 2020

Heterogeneous integration calls for new approaches

Heterogeneous integration has the potential to overcome the yield and cost challenges presented by the growing headwinds associated with process scaling. But it may take a dramatic rethink in design approaches.
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July 8, 2020

Scaling costs tip balance toward chiplets for AMD server processors

In a panel session at VLSI Symposia, AMD described how the economics have come down strongly in favor of multichip integration for multicore server processors.
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July 8, 2020

Arm returns to its roots

Arm is to return to focusing on semiconductor IP following the decision to spin out its IoT operations to separate groups within the Softbank empire.
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June 23, 2020

Mentor to use UltraSoC acquisition to drive in-life learning

Siemens has agreed to acquire UK-based debug and on-chip instrumentation startup UltraSoC and will fold the operation into Mentor’s Tessent test-software product line.
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