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CES 2024 and all things Cycling

CES 2024 and all things Cycling
by Daniel Payne on 01-11-2024 at 10:00 am

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From the comfort of my home office I attended CES 2024 virtually this week, and collected all the news for cyclists, and it’s mostly all about e-bikes. The total count of e-bike sales now even outnumber EV car sales worldwide, so that growth trend continues. Some 85% of all bikes sold in China are now e-bikes.

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This single… Read More


IEDM: What Comes After Silicon?

IEDM: What Comes After Silicon?
by Paul McLellan on 01-09-2024 at 10:00 am

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The annual International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) took place last month. One of the presentations on the short course was by Matthew Metz of Intel titled New Materials Systems for Moore’s Law Continuation. In essence this was a look at some of the possibilities for what comes after silicon runs out of steam.

Matthew started… Read More


IEDM 2023 – Modeling 300mm Wafer Fab Carbon Emissions

IEDM 2023 – Modeling 300mm Wafer Fab Carbon Emissions
by Scotten Jones on 01-09-2024 at 6:00 am

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For the first time ever, IEDM held a sustainability session at the 2023 conference. I was one of the authors who presented an invited paper, the following is a summary of my presentation.

Call to Action

From the United Nations [1]:

“Climate Change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment.”

“Without drastic … Read More


SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co-Optimization

SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co-Optimization
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-26-2023 at 6:00 am

SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co Optimization

Preventing the propagation of systematic defects in today’s semiconductor design-to-fabrication process requires many validation, analysis and optimization steps. Tools involved in this process can include design rule checking (DRC), optical proximity correction (OPC) verification, mask writing and wafer printing… Read More


Seven Silicon Catalyst Companies to Exhibit at CES, the Most Powerful Tech Event in the World

Seven Silicon Catalyst Companies to Exhibit at CES, the Most Powerful Tech Event in the World
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-21-2023 at 6:00 am

Seven Silicon Catalyst Companies to Exhibit at CES, the Most Powerful Tech Event in the World

According to its website, CES® Is the global stage for innovation, delivering the most powerful tech event in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, it is the only trade show that showcases the entire tech landscape… Read More


RISC-V Summit Buzz – Launchpad Showcase Highlights Smaller Company Innovation

RISC-V Summit Buzz – Launchpad Showcase Highlights Smaller Company Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-19-2023 at 8:00 am

RISC V Summit Buzz – Launchpad Showcase Highlights Smaller Company Innovation

One of the goals of the recent RISC-V Summit was to demonstrate that the RISC-V movement is real – major programs by large organizations committing to development around the RISC-V ISA. I would say this goal was achieved. Many high-profile announcements and aggressive, new architectures based on RISC-V were presented. On day … Read More


IEDM: TSMC Ongoing Research on a CFET Process

IEDM: TSMC Ongoing Research on a CFET Process
by Paul McLellan on 12-18-2023 at 6:00 am

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I attended the recent International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) last week. Many of the sessions are too technical and too far away from high volume manufacture to make good topics for a blog post. As a Fellow from IBM said about 5nm at and earlier IEDM, “none of these ideas will impact 5nm. It takes ten years for a solution to from… Read More


An Insider’s View of the 2023 Global Semiconductor Alliance’s (GSA) Annual Awards

An Insider’s View of the 2023 Global Semiconductor Alliance’s (GSA) Annual Awards
by Daniel Nenni on 12-14-2023 at 10:00 am

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My beautiful wife and I attended the annual Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Awards event last week. Usually this is a solo event but since my wife is CFO of SemiWiki I was able to get her an invite. I go every year and she wanted to see what all of the excitement was about. She also knows quite a few industry people from attending the… Read More


WEBINAR: FPGA-Accelerated AI Speech Recognition

WEBINAR: FPGA-Accelerated AI Speech Recognition
by Don Dingee on 12-14-2023 at 6:00 am

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The three-step conversational AI (CAI) process – automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language processing, and text-to-synthesized speech response – is now deeply embedded in the user experience for smartphones, smart speakers, and other devices. More powerful large language models (LLMs) can answer more queries… Read More


WEBINAR: Joint Pre synthesis RTL & Power Intent Assembly flow for Large System on Chips and Subsystems

WEBINAR: Joint Pre synthesis RTL & Power Intent Assembly flow for Large System on Chips and Subsystems
by Daniel Nenni on 12-11-2023 at 10:00 am

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Nowadays, low power design requirements are key for large SoCs (system on chips) for different applications: AI, Mobile, HPC, etc. Power intent management early in the design flow is becoming crucial to help facing PPA (Power Performance Area) design challenges.

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With the increasing complexity of such … Read More