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The Challenge of Working with EUV Doses

The Challenge of Working with EUV Doses
by Fred Chen on 10-25-2021 at 2:00 pm

The Challenge of Working with EUV Doses

Recently, a patent application from TSMC [1] revealed target EUV doses used in the range of 30-45 mJ/cm2. However, it was also acknowledged in the same application that such doses were too low to prevent defects and roughness. Recent studies [2,3] have shown that by considering photon density along with blur, the associated shot… Read More


Verification Completion: When is Enough Enough?  Part II

Verification Completion: When is Enough Enough?  Part II
by Dusica Glisic on 10-25-2021 at 10:00 am

Tunnel min

Verification is a complex task that takes the majority of time and effort in chip design. At Veriest, as an ASIC services company, we have the opportunity to work on multiple projects and methodologies, interfacing with different experts.

In this “Verification Talks” series of articles, we aim to leverage this unique… Read More


Design Planning and Optimization for 3D and 2.5D Packaging

Design Planning and Optimization for 3D and 2.5D Packaging
by Tom Dillinger on 10-25-2021 at 6:00 am

platform

Introduction

Frequent SemiWiki readers are aware of the growing significance of heterogeneous multi-die packaging technologies, offering a unique opportunity to optimize system-level architectures and implementations. The system performance, power dissipation, and area/volume (PPA/V) characteristics of a multi-die… Read More


LRCX- Good Results Despite Supply Chain “Headwinds”- Is Memory Market OK?

LRCX- Good Results Despite Supply Chain “Headwinds”- Is Memory Market OK?
by Robert Maire on 10-24-2021 at 10:00 am

Lam Research Report 2021 SemiWiki

Lam- good quarter but supply chain headwinds limit upside
Memory seems OK for now but watch pricing
China will also weaken which may add caution
Performance remains solid as does technology prowess

The yellow caution flag in the Semi race impacts Lam as well

As we suggested two weeks ago and saw with ASML this morning, supply chain… Read More


ASML- Speed Limits in an Overheated Market- Supply Chain Kinks- Long Term Intact

ASML- Speed Limits in an Overheated Market- Supply Chain Kinks- Long Term Intact
by Robert Maire on 10-24-2021 at 6:00 am

ASML Report 2021

ASML great QTR but supply chain will limit acceleration
Products are most complex with most extensive supply chain
Long term position fantastic but investors will be nervous
300M pushouts in DUV with EUV still on track

Good quarter but yellow caution flag is out for supply chain concerns

ASML reported great revenues of Euro5.2B… Read More


Podcast EP44: Open Hardware Diversity Alliance

Podcast EP44: Open Hardware Diversity Alliance
by Daniel Nenni on 10-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Kim McMahon, Director of Visibility & Community Engagement, RISC-V International and Rob Mains Executive Director, CHIPS Alliance. Kim and Rob are working with individuals and companies to promote diversity and inclusion in the open hardware industry. We explore their strategies, goals and plans… Read More


Intel Betting The Farm – Shrinking Business, Margins Down For Few Years, But Aggressively Investing $40B-$43B A Year And More With Subsidies

Intel Betting The Farm – Shrinking Business, Margins Down For Few Years, But Aggressively Investing $40B-$43B A Year And More With Subsidies
by Dylan Patel on 10-22-2021 at 8:00 am

Intel Longterm look 2021 SemiWiki

Pat Gelsinger laid it all out on the table and stopped the charade. He was once a farm boy from rural Pennsylvania who moved out to Silicon Valley at the age of 18 to work at Intel. Now he has the keys to the company, and he’s betting the entire farm on its future technological dominance. It’s been very clear Intel will lose market share … Read More


CEO Interview: Jothy Rosenberg of Dover Microsystems

CEO Interview: Jothy Rosenberg of Dover Microsystems
by Daniel Nenni on 10-22-2021 at 6:00 am

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Jothy Rosenberg is a serial entrepreneur, founding nine different startups since 1988, two of which sold for over $100M. Currently, he’s the Founder & CEO of Dover Microsystems, the first oversight system company. Earlier in his career, Jothy ran Borland’s Languages division where he managed languages like Delphi, C++,… Read More


Webinar on Protecting Against Side Channel Attacks

Webinar on Protecting Against Side Channel Attacks
by Tom Simon on 10-21-2021 at 10:00 am

Side channel attack protection

SoC design for security has grown and evolved over time to address numerous potential threat sources. Many countermeasures have arisen to deal with ways hackers can gain control of systems through software or hardware design flaws. The results are things like improved random number generators, secure key storage, crypto, and… Read More


Successful SoC Debug with FPGA Prototyping – It’s Really All About Planning and Good Judgement

Successful SoC Debug with FPGA Prototyping – It’s Really All About Planning and Good Judgement
by Daniel Nenni on 10-21-2021 at 6:00 am

ProtoBridge Debug Blog 181021

Using FPGAs to prototype and debug SoCs as part of the SoC design verification hierarchy was pioneered by Quickturn Design Systems in the late 1980’s, and I have observed a wide variety of FPGA prototyping projects over the years.  In retrospect, three factors have determined the success of the FPGA prototyping project;

  1. A good
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