Stress and Aging

Stress and Aging
by Bernard Murphy on 04-05-2018 at 12:00 pm

These failings aren’t just a cross we humans bear; they’re also a concern for chips, particularly in electrical over-stress (EOS) and aging of the circuitry. Such concerns are not new, but they are taking on new urgency given the high reliability and long lifetime expectations we have for safety-critical components in cars and… Read More


A New Problem for High-Performance Mobile

A New Problem for High-Performance Mobile
by Bernard Murphy on 04-04-2018 at 7:00 am

About 6 months ago, ANSYS was approached by a couple of leading mobile platform vendors/suppliers with a challenging problem. These companies were hitting target 2.5GHz performance goals on their (N10 or N7) application processors, but getting about 10% lower yield than expected, which they attributed to performance failures.… Read More


Why Ansys bought CLKDA

Why Ansys bought CLKDA
by Bernard Murphy on 07-18-2017 at 7:00 am

Skipping over debates about what exactly changed hands in this transaction, what interests me is the technical motivation since I’m familiar with solutions at both companies. Of course, I can construct my own high-level rationalization, but I wanted to hear from the insiders, so I pestered Vic Kulkarni (VP and Chief Strategist)… Read More