5nm Chips? Yes, but When?

5nm Chips? Yes, but When?
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-31-2016 at 7:00 am

For any invention, technical proof of concept or prototyping happens years ahead of the invention being infused into actual products. When we talk about 5nm chip manufacturing, a test chip was already prototyped in last October, thanks to Cadence and Imec. Details about this chip can be found in a blog at Semiwiki (link is given … Read More


Getting EDA Across the Chasm: 15 Rules Before and 5 After

Getting EDA Across the Chasm: 15 Rules Before and 5 After
by Paul McLellan on 10-02-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedCrossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore (not that G. Moore!) is one of the most well known books on high technology marketing. When I worked at VaST, Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) invested in us and Moore (not Mohr), who was a partner there, spent an afternoon with us brainstorming what it would take for us to cross the chasm.… Read More


7nm node is arriving, which ones will continue past 2020?

7nm node is arriving, which ones will continue past 2020?
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-17-2015 at 6:30 pm

‘Laughing Buddha’ is eternal, but for semiconductor industry, I must say it’s ‘laughing Moore’. Moore made a predictive hypothesis and the whole world is inclined to let that continue, eternally? When we were at 28nm, we weren’t hoping to go beyond 20/22nm; voices like ‘Moore’s law is dead’ started emerging. Today, we are already… Read More


The Return of the "Moore Noyce" Company

The Return of the "Moore Noyce" Company
by Ed McKernan on 06-04-2013 at 7:00 pm

Image RemovedIt has been a little over a fortnight since Paul Otellini officially stepped down from the CEO post and yet it seems to be more than a long time gone. Unlike his predecessors, he was not asked to remain on the board and perhaps it is a sign that his complete disengagement from the company was necessary to complete a future… Read More