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Posted: 09:57:51 PM, 05/12/2013
As we head into 2014, it's traditional to review the passing year and look for upcoming trends. One piece of good news: The semiconductor industry will probably break $300B this year. The bad news: It took 10 years to get back to this level, and some major players continue to take a margin bea......

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Posted: 02:56:28 PM, 11/08/2013
Usually, when I hear a doomsday story, I just roll my eyes and move on. However, I heard a message at Design Automation Conference (DAC) this year that still has me thinking. People have been talking about the end of Moore's Law for some time, but those discussions became a lot more urgent a......

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Posted: 06:42:13 PM, 31/07/2013
It has been done in the past: An EDA company, which usually licenses software as a design tool, believes it can create a circuit design in its services group for one company and then repackage and sell it as IP. In general, that approach has failed. But what if we take the EDA company out of the......

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Posted: 07:04:58 PM, 30/07/2013
Do you recall when China's rise to become a semiconductor manufacturing powerhouse seemed inevitable? That hasn't exactly panned out. In the 2000s, a number of indigenous Chinese foundries, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., sprang to life. With China's relati......

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Posted: 04:34:13 PM, 24/07/2013
At the Design Automation Conference this year, I had a chance to sit down with John Zuk, vice president of marketing and business development, and Massimo Sivilotti, chief scientist, at Tanner EDA. I asked what has changed in the space of analogue design over the past 25 years since I was last i......

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Posted: 09:49:26 AM, 21/07/2013
I have recently finished reading the book Constraining Designs for Synthesis and Timing Analysis: A Practical Guide to Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC). It is written by Sridhar Gangadharan of Atrenta and Sanjay Churiwala of Xilinx. They also had help from Frederic Revenu, who wrote a chapter on ......

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Posted: 06:19:37 PM, 19/07/2013
As has been the case for the past several years, apprehension over the development of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography was one of the oft-repeated themes at this year's Semicon West fab tool tradeshow in San Francisco, United States. "EUV is the highest priority for our industry,&q......

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Posted: 06:32:11 PM, 18/07/2013
Mentor's Harry Foster continues to release instalments of the Wilson Research study results, and in this installment, Foster talks about some of the system-level aspects of chips, such as the number of clock domainswhich have basically stayed level over the past 10 yearsand the v......

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Posted: 06:49:52 PM, 17/07/2013
No company can afford to remain still, and it is usually said that, if you don't make yourself obsolete, someone else will. Sometimes it's not another company but an industry trend, such as the increasing complexity of SoCs, where lots of functionality is buried in the device with no way......

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Posted: 07:42:12 PM, 16/07/2013
According to Karen Savala, president of the fab tool trade group SEMI Americas, the United States is experiencing a renaissance in manufacturing, and the semiconductor industry is going along for the ride. OK, Savala is not an impartial observer. Her job is to promote North American semiconducto......

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