Semiconductors

Analog Bits and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Deliver Differentiated Analog and Mixed Signal IP

Analog Bits and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced the availability of Analog Bits analog and mixed signal IP design kits for GF’s 12nm Leading-Performance (12LP) process technology. Through collaboration with GF, the IP portfolio includes wide range fractional Phase-Lock Loop (PLL) with Spread Spectrum Clock Generation (SSCG), PCIe reference clock PLL subsystem, Process, Voltage, and Temperature (PVT) Sensor and Power-On-Reset (POR) circuitry.  Silicon Reports based on these IPs will be available 2Q…

Overcoming Challenges of Futuristic Transistor Technology below 5nm Node

By Pavan H Vora, Akash Verma, Dhaval Parikh Abstract: To scale down a transistor below a 5nm node is one of the vital concerns for VLSI industry as there are various challenges due to the shrinking of components. Several researches are going on worldwide to overcome the challenges of future technology nodes. Among them, this article reviews the potential transistor structures and materials like Carbon Nano-tube FET, Gate-All-Around FET, and…

Process Watch: The (Automotive) Problem With Semiconductors

By David W. Price, Douglas G. Sutherland and Jay Rathert Author’s Note: The Process Watch series explores key concepts about process control—defect inspection, metrology and data analysis—for the semiconductor industry. This article is the first in a five-part series on semiconductors in the automotive industry. In this article, we introduce some of the challenges involved in the automotive supply chain. Future articles in the series will address specific process control…

Process Watch: Reducing Production Costs with Process Control

Author’s Note: This is the last in a series of 10 installments that explore certain fundamental truths about process control—defect inspection and metrology—for the semiconductor industry. Each article introduces one of the 10 fundamental truths and highlights its implications. Within this article we will use the term inspection to imply either defect inspection or a parametric measurement such as film thickness or critical dimension (CD). In the eighth installment1 in…

Samsung Foundry Begins Partnership with Silvaco to Launch their Semiconductor IP Assets

Silvaco Inc., a supplier of EDA software and design IP, announced that the semiconductor design IP of Samsung Foundry is now marketed, licensed and supported through Silvaco Inc. The addition of Samsung production-proven design IP complements Silvaco’s existing SIPware™ IP products and solutions—embedded processors, wired interfaces, bus fabrics, peripheral controllers, cores for automotive, consumer and IoT/sensor applications. The initial offering of hard design IP is for the 14nm process node and is…

Metal nanoclusters can be used as semiconductors: Key properties observed for first time

Tiny nanoclusters of metal atoms – such as gold and silver – have properties which…

Samsung completes 5nm EUV development

Samsung Electronics makes major strides in EUV-based advanced nodes, including 7nm mass production and 6nm…

MagnaChip launches 28nm OLED DDIC for smartphone displays

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced today…

Semiconductor photomask sales reach record high of $4B

Following a record-breaking 2017, worldwide semiconductor photomask sales set a new high of $4.04 billion…

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