North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts June 2019 Billings

June billings of North American equipment manufacturers fell nearly three percent when compared to the prior month.

SEDC, CEG, and Cadence Highlight Campaign Enabling Innovation in Chip Design through the EDI 2 Saratoga Program Agreement Signed at SEMICON West

In a news conference at the inaugural ES Design West of SEMICON West, SEDC and Cadence announced the launch of a campaign by SEDC to actively recruit entrepreneurs and startups to NY’s growing advanced electronics cluster.

Pioneer Micro Technology Launches Silvaco PDK for Its 0.35 µm Silicon Foundry CMOS Process

Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd. today announced that Pioneer Micro Technology Corp. (PMT) has begun providing a Process Development Kit (PDK) for Silvaco tool users targeting the manufacture of IC designs in PMT’s 0.35 µm CMOS process technology.

SEMI Teams with FIRST Global to Inspire Young Students Worldwide to Pursue STEM Educations and Careers

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with FIRST Global, a non-profit that organizes the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual international robotics event dedicated to inspiring a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among young students worldwide.

AI Designs Metamaterials Used in the Invisibility Cloak

The research team led by professor Rho of POSTECH developed a simultaneous inverse design of metamaterials via deep learning.

Synopsys Awarded DARPA ERI Contract Extension

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a contract extension from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Posh Open Source Hardware (POSH) program to continue innovations in analog/mixed-signal (AMS) verification.

Standards Industry Leaders Honored at SEMICON West 2019

SEMI yesterday honored five industry leaders at SEMICON West 2019 for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards 1000th Standard Celebration.

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in May

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.1 billion in May 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the May 2018 total of $38.7 billion and 1.9 percent more than the April 2019 total of $32.5 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research. “Global semiconductor sales fell well short last year’s monthly total in May,…

ES Design West Features “Meet the Experts,” TechTALK Highlighting Commercial Achievements of Electronic System Design

The ES Design West SMART Design Pavilion features a series of system-centric “Meet the Experts” sessions Tuesday through Thursday, July 9-11, in the South Hall of San Francisco’s Moscone Center as a co-located event at SEMICON West. TechTalk Stage South hosts an additional session from the ES Design West program, “TechTALK: Applied AI in Design-to-Manufacturing,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday. “Meet the Experts” topics range from More than Moore, Designing for Low Energy and…

Lattice Semiconductor Bridges Interface Gap Between Processors and Industrial Displays with New CrossLink Reference Design

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the availability of the latest in a series of new reference designs featuring the Lattice CrossLink™ FPGA for video bridging applications. The MIPI DSI/CSI-2 to OpenLDI LVDS Interface Bridge reference design provides industrial device customers with a flexible and easy to implement solution to connect today’s more advanced application processors (APs) to the legacy displays still used in many of today’s industrial environments.

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