A Webinar with Silicon Catalyst, ST Microelectronics and an Exciting MEMS Development Contest

A Webinar with Silicon Catalyst, ST Microelectronics and an Exciting MEMS Development Contest
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-17-2024 at 8:00 am

A Webinar with Silicon Catalyst, ST Microelectronics and an Exciting MEMS Development Contest

Most MEMS and sensor companies struggle to find an industrialization partner that can support early-stage research and help develop and transition unique concepts to high-volume production. The wrong partner means delays and increased development costs as the design moves between various facilities. Recently, Silicon … Read More


Webinar: STMicroelectronics’ solutions to MEMS Development Challenges

Webinar: STMicroelectronics’ solutions to MEMS Development Challenges
by Admin on 04-10-2024 at 1:15 pm

Addressing the challenges early-stage companies face on their quest for research and industrialization options on the way to mass production

About this event

1 hour

Join us Thursday, April 18 at 9 am PT for the complimentary Webinar titled, The MEMS Development Dilemma. This webinar provides a look at the challenges many early-stage

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CEO Interview: Dr. J Provine of Aligned Carbon

CEO Interview: Dr. J Provine of Aligned Carbon
by Daniel Nenni on 11-17-2023 at 6:00 am

Cyclotron Road Cohort Five

J Provine, PhD, is the CEO and co-founder of Aligned Carbon, a startup that has developed a breakthrough synthesis and purification technology for aligned, semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at wafer scale. His team believes that Aligned Carbon is the crucial missing piece in an industry that has long been hopeful of –… Read More


IC Layout Symmetry Challenges

IC Layout Symmetry Challenges
by Daniel Payne on 08-29-2022 at 10:00 am

1D symmetry

Many types of designs, including analog designs, MEMs, and image sensors, require electrically matched configurations. This symmetry has a huge impact on the robustness of the design across process variations, and its performance. Having an electrically matched layout basically means having a symmetric layout. To check … Read More


Where is the Monument of the Silicon Glen?

Where is the Monument of the Silicon Glen?
by Asen Asenov on 11-16-2021 at 10:00 am

NEC Plant Livingston

In 1991, I arrived in Glasgow to become a lecturer in Glasgow University, attracted by the Silicon Glen – the heart of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe. Here are few facts:

  • The larges semiconductor plant in Europe at that time was the NEC DRAM manufacturing site in Livingstone. When I visited the plant, I was mesmerized
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Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics

Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-12-2020 at 10:00 am

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A little over a month ago, I wrote about the substantial support that Silicon Catalyst and Arm were providing for chip startups. There have been many incubators for technology companies over the years. These organizations typically provide office space, some basic infrastructure, advisory help and sometimes access to seed … Read More


Mentor-Tanner Illuminate MEMS Sensing, Fusion

Mentor-Tanner Illuminate MEMS Sensing, Fusion
by Bernard Murphy on 08-14-2019 at 6:00 am

I enjoy learning and writing about new technologies closely connected to our personal and working lives (the kind you could explain to your Mom or a neighbor). So naturally I’m interested in AI, communication and security as applied to the home automation, transportation, virtual, augmented and mixed reality, industry and so… Read More


Edge Devices Rely on Intelligent MEMS Based Sensors

Edge Devices Rely on Intelligent MEMS Based Sensors
by Tom Simon on 03-29-2018 at 12:00 pm

MEMS sensors play a huge role in intelligent systems these days. Mobile and IoT devices would essentially be blind if not for the rich variety of MEMS sensors integrated into them. The MEMS sensor market is growing rapidly, topping $10B in 2016 and slated to exceed $20B by 2020. MEMS is also growing in the RF market, where they are providing… Read More


Webinar: Fastest Lowest-Cost Route to Developing ARM based Mixed Signal SoCs

Webinar: Fastest Lowest-Cost Route to Developing ARM based Mixed Signal SoCs
by Daniel Nenni on 03-28-2018 at 7:00 am

When it comes to building edge devices for the internet-of-things (IoT), you don’t want to have to break the bank to prototype an idea before diving into the deep water. At the same time, if your idea is to shrink an edge device down to it’s smallest dimensions, lowest power and lowest cost, you really want to be able to prototype your… Read More


Fusing CMOS IC and MEMS Design for IoT Edge Devices

Fusing CMOS IC and MEMS Design for IoT Edge Devices
by Mitch Heins on 09-11-2017 at 12:00 pm


In my 34 years in IC and EDA, it never ceases to amaze me as to how ingenious designers can be with what is given them. Mentor, a Siemens business, has released a wonderful white paper that is proof of this yet again. The white paper steps through how one of their customers, MEMSIC, used the Tanner tool suite to develop a combination CMOS… Read More