Advanced CMOS Technology 2019 (The 10/7/5 NM Nodes)

Advanced CMOS Technology 2019 (The 10/7/5 NM Nodes)
by Daniel Nenni on 09-12-2019 at 10:00 am

Our friends at Threshold Systems have a new class that may be of interest to you. It’s an updated version of the Advanced CMOS Technology class held last May. As part of the previous class we did a five part series on The Evolution of the Extension Implant which you can see on the Threshold Systems SemiWiki landing page HERE. And… Read More


Semicon West 2019 – Day 2

Semicon West 2019 – Day 2
by Scotten Jones on 07-18-2019 at 10:00 am

Tuesday July 9th was the first day the show floor was open at Semicon. The following is a summary of some announcements I attended and general observations.

AMAT Announcement

My day started with an Applied Materials (AMAT) briefing for press and analysts where they announced “the most sophisticated system they have ever released… Read More


Top 10 Updates from the TSMC Technology Symposium, Part I

Top 10 Updates from the TSMC Technology Symposium, Part I
by Tom Dillinger on 03-22-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedLast week, TSMC held their 23rd annual technical symposium in Santa Clara. In the Fall, TSMC conducts the OIP updates from EDA/IP partners and customers. The theme of the Spring symposium is solely on TSMC’s technology development status and the future roadmap. Indirectly, the presentations also provide… Read More


IEDM Blogs – Part 2 – Memory Short Course

IEDM Blogs – Part 2 – Memory Short Course
by Scotten Jones on 12-16-2015 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedEach year the Sunday before IEDM two short courses are offered. This year I attended Memory Technologies for Future Systems held on Sunday, December 6[SUP]th[/SUP]. I have been to several of these short courses over the years and they are a great way to keep up to date on the latest technology.… Read More


High Tech Headwinds and Project/People Management

High Tech Headwinds and Project/People Management
by Peter Gasperini on 07-30-2014 at 4:00 am

Image RemovedIn previous posts, we discussed the growing set of challenges and threats faced by the semiconductor industry. From saturating & stagnant systems markets to the gears starting to seize up in that engine of growth we’ve been calling Moore’s Law, chip revenues are – with the exception of memory price boosts… Read More


4th Fundamental Circuit Element – Can it be a boon to Semiconductor Industry?

4th Fundamental Circuit Element – Can it be a boon to Semiconductor Industry?
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-07-2013 at 1:11 pm

It was a nice break after my vacation, indulging into some of the pure science stuff, when an old colleague of mine, Dr. Gaurav Gandhi, founder of mLabs in Delhi came across introducing me to his new research and possible developments in this field. Gaurav was actually in my product validation team while I was at Cadence, very passionate… Read More


Patenting in the (Resistive Memory) Material World

Patenting in the (Resistive Memory) Material World
by Christie Marrian on 02-14-2013 at 8:10 pm

Image Removed(with apologies to George Harrison) Two recent Blogs over at ReRAM-Forum.com have focused on the latest in the IP field, particularly as it affects resistive memory. A high level overview of who is patenting what suggests a healthy amount of R&D is going on in the field. But looking a little deeper suggests there… Read More


All Things Resistive

All Things Resistive
by Christie Marrian on 01-16-2013 at 5:03 am

Image RemovedA quick re-introduction of ReRAM-Forum.com which is dedicated to all things related to resistive RAM, broadly characterized as ReRAM (or RRAM) and CBRAM. The technology is seen as the ‘next generation’ non-volatile memory solution and is being developed by companies large and small for a variety of applications… Read More


New HP Memristor Material Developments

New HP Memristor Material Developments
by Ed McKernan on 12-12-2012 at 10:00 pm

Image RemovedAt the recent NCCAVS Thin Film Users Group meeting in November, HP was on the program in the person of Joshua Yang who gave a materials centric look at the status of the HP ReRAM (Memristor) program. A colleague passed on the informative set of slides presented at the meeting. Being a former process integration team leader,… Read More