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SMIC China Sanctions – Headwinds For Applied Materials And Lam Research

SMIC China Sanctions – Headwinds For Applied Materials And Lam Research
by Robert Castellano on 10-05-2020 at 6:00 am

Micron Technology and SMIC C1

On September 26 there were media reports that the U.S. Commerce Department has added China’s largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) , to its entity list, after it determined there an “unacceptable risk” that equipment SMIC received could be used for military purposes

U.S. firms would… Read More


Veriest Meetup Provides Insights on Safety, Deadlocks

Veriest Meetup Provides Insights on Safety, Deadlocks
by Bernard Murphy on 10-01-2020 at 6:00 am

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I wasn’t familiar with Veriest, I’m guessing you may not be either. They are a design and verification services company based in the Tel Aviv area (Israel). The CEO, Moshe Zalcberg, was earlier GM for Cadence in Israel. Echoes for me of the early days working with Ajoy Bose in Interra. Veriest have a big emphasis in verification, for… Read More


SMIC Cut off by US Government is Doomsday Scenario for US Chip Equipment Companies

SMIC Cut off by US Government is Doomsday Scenario for US Chip Equipment Companies
by Robert Maire on 09-27-2020 at 2:00 pm

US versus China Semiconductor

SMIC Cut Off = Worst case scenario
SMIC is on US gov “no fly” list for US Equipment Companies
Will likely lead to loss of all of China- 25% to 50% of revenues
Retaliation by China will worsen situation
SMIC cut off from US technology (Chip Equip)

It has been reported in the Wall St Journal and many news outlets that the US government… Read More


Electronics Production Healthy

Electronics Production Healthy
by Bill Jewell on 09-16-2020 at 4:00 pm

Electronics Production 2020

Global electronics production is healthy, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The chart below shows the three-month-average change versus a year ago (3/12 change) in electronics production (measured in local currency) for the major Asian producers. China is the largest electronics manufacturing country and the original source… Read More


VLSI Symposium 2020 – Imec Monolithic CFET

VLSI Symposium 2020 – Imec Monolithic CFET
by Scotten Jones on 09-13-2020 at 10:00 am

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The 2020 VLSI Technology Symposium was held as a virtual conference from June 14th through June 19th. At the symposium Imec gave an interesting paper on Monolithic CFET and I had a chance to interview one of the authors, Hiroaki Arimura.

It is well known in the industry that FinFETs (FF) are reaching the end of their scaling life. Samsung… Read More


Could loss of SMIC lead to loss of most of China?

Could loss of SMIC lead to loss of most of China?
by Robert Maire on 09-13-2020 at 6:00 am

SMIC Banned

Is the US finally getting truly tough on China? or just a bluff?
Could lead to a global reset of the industry & 10 year retreat?
Tech stocks wings have melted after super heated stock run?
SMIC added to the “naughty” list?

There have been numerous reports that the US is considering adding SMIC to the China “naughty”… Read More


Online Verification Meet-up With Intel and Arm!

Online Verification Meet-up With Intel and Arm!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-11-2020 at 10:00 am

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Veriest is headquartered in Israel with engineering sites in Serbia & Hungary. The team has accumulated a wealth of experience through involvement in projects in the forefront of semiconductor technology.

Veriest maintains unrivaled quality standards in terms of both service and knowledge. With the ability to take on … Read More


Samtec Delivers Ultra-High Density with Direct Connect™ to IC Package Technology

Samtec Delivers Ultra-High Density with Direct Connect™ to IC Package Technology
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-11-2020 at 6:00 am

Samtec Direct Connect to IC Package Technology

We all know the signal integrity and power integrity challenges of high-performance system design.  It used to be enough to design a robust chip. Now, the interaction between the chip, the substrate/package and the PCB all matter. If your design is 2.5D, as many are these days, the problems just gets worse. Chiplets are becoming… Read More


Alchip at TSMC OIP – Reticle Size Design and Chiplet Capabilities

Alchip at TSMC OIP – Reticle Size Design and Chiplet Capabilities
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Alchip machine learning design

This is another installment covering TSMC’s very popular Open Innovation Platform event (OIP), held on August 25. This event presents a diverse and high-impact series of presentations describing how TSMC’s vast ecosystem collaborates with each other and with TSMC.  This presentation is from Alchip, presented by James Huang,… Read More


Can you really meet your SoC design schedule without a good GUI?

Can you really meet your SoC design schedule without a good GUI?
by Daniel Nenni on 08-31-2020 at 10:00 am

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Talk to the members of a digital design team and you will always find two types of users. One who likes using the GUI while working on his design and the other who is passionate about using scripts and the command line options. This is akin to the two camps of users who either love either good old Vi/Vim or the ever versatile Emacs editor.… Read More