China Has Built The World’s Most Expensive Silicon Carbide Fab, But Numbers Don’t Add Up

China Has Built The World’s Most Expensive Silicon Carbide Fab, But Numbers Don’t Add Up
by Dylan Patel on 10-03-2021 at 10:00 am

China Silicon Carbide Fab 2021

China has consistently pushed large amounts of money into semiconductors via tax policy, subsidies, and loans. This has resulted in the entrance into the supply chain being sped up, but it isn’t all pretty. Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (HSMC) is the most public case of a kerfuffle. Money was raised but squandered… Read More


Is there anything in VLSI layout other than “pushing polygons”? (10)

Is there anything in VLSI layout other than “pushing polygons”? (10)
by Dan Clein on 06-04-2018 at 12:00 pm

The year is 2005 and PMC Sierra decided that it is time to expand by adding a new site in Bangalore, India. We started with digital verification first but by 2006 we were ready to engage with Mixed Signal Design and Layout. I went to Bangalore in June 2006 for the first time and with the help of our local manager, Vikram Labhe, had a few layout… Read More