In MEMS and semiconductor design, 20% of the upstream design decisions affect 80% of the downstream foundry processing, packaging, assembly, and system-level performance and yield. Device designers are seldom able to consider the implications of their design decisions on system-level robustness because the tools… Read More
Postponement SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit in Grenoble
After consultation with our board, SEMI has made the decision to postpone the SEMI Europe MEMS & IMAGING SENSORS SUMMIT originally scheduled for June 22-24 at the World Trade Center WTC, Grenoble, France, out of an abundance of caution as the Novel Coronavirus… Read More
SEMICON WEST 2020 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS INNOVATION
SEMICON West is where the industry goes to keep up with developments in a world that is rapidly moving BEYOND SMART — and where it goes to find the information and resources it needs to keep the good times rolling.
WHY SEMICON WEST?
Three days of presentations with more than 80+ … Read More
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
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
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
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
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