Podcast EP49: Where Semifore fits in the design flow

Podcast EP49: Where Semifore fits in the design flow
by Daniel Nenni on 11-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Rich Weber, co-founder and CEO of Semifore. Rich describes what the hardware/software interface is, where it fits in the design flow and the importance of a well-documented and robust design. He touches on industry standards, where they help and how Semifore’s products complete the flow. RIch … Read More


Design Planning and Optimization for 3D and 2.5D Packaging

Design Planning and Optimization for 3D and 2.5D Packaging
by Tom Dillinger on 10-25-2021 at 6:00 am

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Introduction

Frequent SemiWiki readers are aware of the growing significance of heterogeneous multi-die packaging technologies, offering a unique opportunity to optimize system-level architectures and implementations. The system performance, power dissipation, and area/volume (PPA/V) characteristics of a multi-die… Read More


ASML- Speed Limits in an Overheated Market- Supply Chain Kinks- Long Term Intact

ASML- Speed Limits in an Overheated Market- Supply Chain Kinks- Long Term Intact
by Robert Maire on 10-24-2021 at 6:00 am

ASML Report 2021

ASML great QTR but supply chain will limit acceleration
Products are most complex with most extensive supply chain
Long term position fantastic but investors will be nervous
300M pushouts in DUV with EUV still on track

Good quarter but yellow caution flag is out for supply chain concerns

ASML reported great revenues of Euro5.2B… Read More


WAFERS TO WALL STREET—A Semiconductor Outlook

WAFERS TO WALL STREET—A Semiconductor Outlook
by Admin on 10-22-2021 at 12:00 am

October 22, 2021

Time

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Location

Virtual Event, Pacific Time
United States

Emerging Markets & Technologies Driving Significant Investment Globally

Major investments are developing in semiconductor fab capacity expansion globally and North America. Join industry colleagues online Friday, October

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Podcast EP42: Semiconductor Materials Innovations

Podcast EP42: Semiconductor Materials Innovations
by Daniel Nenni on 10-08-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Alex Yoon, head of strategic and emerging technologies at Intermolecular. Dan and Alex explore the application of Intermolecular’s materials research capabilities, including their prototype fab in the Bay Area.

https://intermolecular.com/

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these podcasts… Read More


Auto Semiconductor Shortage Worsens

Auto Semiconductor Shortage Worsens
by Bill Jewell on 09-29-2021 at 2:00 pm

Sep 2021 fcst

The shortage of semiconductors for automotive applications is getting  worse. Recent statements from major automakers:

  • General Motors significantly cut production at eight North American plants earlier this month due to the semiconductor shortage. GM expects North American vehicle production in the second half of the year
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Stochastic Origins of EUV Feature Edge Roughness

Stochastic Origins of EUV Feature Edge Roughness
by Fred Chen on 07-11-2021 at 10:00 am

Stochastic Origins of EUV Feature Edge Roughness

Due to the higher energy of EUV (13.3-13.7 nm wavelength) compared to ArF (193 nm wavelength) light, images produced by EUV are more susceptible to photon shot noise.

Figure 1. (Left) 40 nm dense (half-pitch) line image projected onto wafer at 35 mJ/cm2; (Right) 20 nm dense (half-pitch) line image projected onto wafer at 70 mJ/cm2.Read More


Podcast EP28: Funding approaches for semiconductor startups

Podcast EP28: Funding approaches for semiconductor startups
by Daniel Nenni on 07-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Wally Rhines to discuss funding approaches for semiconductor startups. Wally has led a fundraising effort for a fabless semiconductor startup for the last year.  His experience is useful for others who are trying to raise funding for promising semiconductor startups.

Wally Rhines is widely recognized as an expert

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Podcast EP24: ASIC Design at the Leading Edge

Podcast EP24: ASIC Design at the Leading Edge
by Daniel Nenni on 06-11-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Graham Curren, founder and CEO of ASIC specialist Sondrel. Graham discusses the challenges of designing ASICs at the leading edge from a technology, design team and customer perspective. He explores where the real challenges are in building these types of chips and how Sondrel meets those challenges.… Read More


Semiconductors and Shortages: Why It Should Matter for OEMs More Than the Public Sector

Semiconductors and Shortages: Why It Should Matter for OEMs More Than the Public Sector
by Admin on 06-01-2021 at 12:00 am

1 June 2021     12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time

The semiconductor industry remains on track to deliver another strong year of growth despite the panic of ongoing shortages in specific sectors of the market. The super cycle that began at the end of 2019 will continue to strengthen this year and should continue to drive healthy secular … Read More