CEO Interview: Anna Fontanelli of Monozukuri

CEO Interview: Anna Fontanelli of Monozukuri
by Daniel Nenni on 08-19-2020 at 6:00 am

ANNA

Anna has more than 25 years of expertise in managing complex R&D organizations and programs, giving birth to a number of innovative EDA technologies. She has pioneered the study and development of several generations of IC and package co-design environments and has held senior positions at leading semiconductor and EDA … Read More


TSMC’s Advanced IC Packaging Solutions

TSMC’s Advanced IC Packaging Solutions
by Herb Reiter on 05-01-2020 at 10:00 am

Fig 3 TSMC Adv Pkg blog

TSMC as Pure Play Wafer Foundry
TSMC started its wafer foundry business more than 30 years ago. Visionary management and creative engineering teams developed leading-edge process technologies and their reputation as trusted source for high-volume production. TSMC also recognized very early the importance of building an … Read More


Webinar: Design Methodologies for Next-Generation Heterogeneously Integrated 2.5/3D-IC Designs

Webinar: Design Methodologies for Next-Generation Heterogeneously Integrated 2.5/3D-IC Designs
by Herb Reiter on 04-10-2020 at 6:00 am

2d 3d Semiconductor Packaging SemiWiki Cadence

I had the opportunity to preview the upcoming SemiWiki webinar titled: Design Methodologies for Next-Generation Heterogeneously Integrated 2.5/3D-IC Designs. John Park’s message, describing this powerful Cadence solution, really impressed me. That’s why I want to encourage you to register for it and join this SemiWiki … Read More


Accelerating 5G Design Innovation Through Simulation Workshop

Accelerating 5G Design Innovation Through Simulation Workshop
by Daniel Nenni on 01-22-2019 at 12:00 pm

DesignCon is coming up, kicking off the first of many industry conferences for the year. It’s at the Santa Clara Convention Center which is the best venue in Northern California. Not only is this a semiconductor crowd, it’s also a systems crowd covering chips, boards, and systems. More than 175 companies participate with an expected… Read More


HBM offers SOC’s dense and fast memory options

HBM offers SOC’s dense and fast memory options
by Tom Simon on 08-22-2017 at 7:00 am

Dual in-line memory modules (DIMM’s ) with double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR SDRAM) have been around since before we were worried about Y2K. Over the intervening years this format for provisioning memory has evolved from supporting DDR around 1995, to DDR1 in 2000, DDR2 in 2003, DDR4 in 2007 and DDR4… Read More


Cadence Expands Integrated Photonics Beachhead

Cadence Expands Integrated Photonics Beachhead
by Mitch Heins on 03-30-2017 at 4:00 pm

In November of 2016, I made a bold statement that October 20, 2016 would stand as a watershed day in integrated photonics. The reason for this claim was that GLOBALFOUNDRIES proclaimed that integrated photonics was real and here to stay. The same week I wrote an article about Cadence Design Systems securing a photonic beachhead … Read More


Join the Multi-die IC session on April 21 at EDPS 2016 in Monterey, CA

Join the Multi-die IC session on April 21 at EDPS 2016 in Monterey, CA
by Herb Reiter on 04-14-2016 at 12:00 pm

Following Moore’s Law down to 10 or even 7 nm labeled feature size demands US $ hundreds of millions of up-front investment, a very large design team and two or more years of development time. These parameters suggest that it only makes sense for very high volume applications to continue on the shrink path to increase SoCs’ functionalities.… Read More


2015 3D ASIP conference: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

2015 3D ASIP conference: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!
by Bill Martin on 12-27-2015 at 4:00 pm

Last week I presented at the 3D ASIP EDA Tutorial and attended the Conference. In previous years, leading edge papers were presented from large companies pushing a solution to meet their needs. These companies had the resources and clout to achieve some astounding successes, but the lingering question was: “what other product… Read More


Boost the Market for Interposer and 3D ICs with Assembly Design Kits

Boost the Market for Interposer and 3D ICs with Assembly Design Kits
by Beth Martin on 07-29-2015 at 6:00 pm

The traditional system-on-chip (SoC) design process has fully qualified verification methods embodied in the form of process design kits (PDKs). Why is it that chip design companies and assembly houses have no IC/package co-design sign-off verification process?

Package die are often produced using multiple processes and… Read More


Will 3DIC Ever Be Cheap Enough for High Volume Products?

Will 3DIC Ever Be Cheap Enough for High Volume Products?
by Paul McLellan on 12-12-2014 at 8:00 pm

More news from the 3DASIP conference. Chet Palesko of SavanSys Solution had an interesting presentation with the same title as this blog (although this blog draws from several other presentations too). Chet took a look at what aspects of 3D are likely to get cheaper going forward. He took as a starting point that stuff that is not … Read More