Podcast EP1: Why are Semiconductors so Sexy?

Podcast EP1: Why are Semiconductors so Sexy?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-01-2021 at 10:00 am

The goal of this Podcast Series is to bring semiconductor experts together to get to the truth about the matter at hand. We’ll get right to the point and not exceed 30 minutes of your time. If you have a topic you would like us to cover please post it on SemiWiki.com and we will get right to it.

After introductions from Daniel Nenni and his… Read More


Webinar: 5 Reasons Why Others are Adopting Hybrid Cloud and EDA Should Too!

Webinar: 5 Reasons Why Others are Adopting Hybrid Cloud and EDA Should Too!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-27-2020 at 6:00 am

Rescale SemiWiki

With the complexity of transistors at an all time high and growing foundry rule decks, fabless companies consistently find themselves in a game of catch up. Semiconductor designs require additional compute resources to maintain speed and quality of development. But deploying new infrastructures at this current speed is a tall… Read More


yieldHUB – Helping Semiconductor Companies be More Competitive

yieldHUB – Helping Semiconductor Companies be More Competitive
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-19-2020 at 6:00 am

yieldHUB webinar

The semiconductor industry is fiercely competitive. This is widely known by the SemiWiki community. When it comes to critical design parameters such as power, performance or area you’re either in the envelope that defines the market or you’re not a player. Yield management has a similar impact. Those who can stay ahead of the yield… Read More


The Official SemiWiki Virtual DAC 2020 Must See List!

The Official SemiWiki Virtual DAC 2020 Must See List!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-17-2020 at 2:00 pm

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This is going to be a record setting year for DAC content and attendance, absolutely!

My first DAC was in 1984 in Albuquerque New Mexico, right out of College, and I married my beautiful wife two months later. Thirty six DAC’s later I have four grown children, grandchildren, and the number one semiconductor design portal in the world.… Read More


WEBINAR: Transitioning from Live to Virtual Events

WEBINAR: Transitioning from Live to Virtual Events
by Daniel Nenni on 05-15-2020 at 6:00 am

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The foundation of SemiWiki.com has always been to transition live semiconductor related events to an easy to digest digital format via a worldwide online semiconductor community. SemiWiki is staffed by working semiconductor professionals that transform live events, press releases, whitepapers, webinars and other collateral… Read More


TSMC COVID-19 and Double Digit Growth in 2020

TSMC COVID-19 and Double Digit Growth in 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 04-17-2020 at 10:00 am

Mark Liu CC Wei TSMC


TSMC has had an incredible run since its founding in 1987 which spans most of my 36 year semiconductor career. Even in these troubled times TSMC is a shining bellwether with double digit growth expectations while the semiconductor industry will be flat or slightly down. Let’s take a close look at the TSMC Q1 2020 conference call and… Read More


TSMC 32Mb Embedded STT-MRAM at ISSCC2020

TSMC 32Mb Embedded STT-MRAM at ISSCC2020
by Don Draper on 03-20-2020 at 6:00 am

Fig. 1. Cross section of the STT MRAM bit cell in BEOL metallization layers between M1 and M5.

32Mb Embedded STT-MRAM in ULL 22nm CMOS Achieves 10ns Read Speed, 1M Cycle Write Endurance, 10 Years Retention at 150C and High Immunity to Magnetic Field Interference presented at ISSCC2020

1.  Motivation for STT-MRAM in Ultra-Low-Leakage 22nm Process

TSMC’s embedded Spin-Torque Transfer Magnetic Random Access Memory (STT-MRAM)… Read More


Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards

Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards
by Daniel Nenni on 03-09-2020 at 6:00 am

Aldec Webinar SemiWiki

Before starting your next FPGA Prototyping Project you should catch the next SemiWiki webinar – “Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards”, in partnership with Aldec.

A significant portion of my  30+ years in the EDA industry has revolved around design verification with some form of FPGA … Read More


Cryptocurrency Fraud Reached $4.3 Billion in 2019

Cryptocurrency Fraud Reached $4.3 Billion in 2019
by Matthew Rosenquist on 02-23-2020 at 6:00 am

Cryptocurrency Fraud Reached 4.3 Billion in 2019

Cryptocurrency fraud is aggressively on the rise and topped over $4 billion last year, according to the security tracking company Chainalysis.

This is especially shocking to those who thought they had found an incredible investment in the cryptocurrency world, yet were swindled out of everything. As part of these cryptocurrency… Read More


TSMC Unveils Details of 5nm CMOS Production Technology Platform Featuring EUV and High Mobility Channel FinFETs at IEDM2019

TSMC Unveils Details of 5nm CMOS Production Technology Platform Featuring EUV and High Mobility Channel FinFETs at IEDM2019
by Don Draper on 02-05-2020 at 10:00 am

Diagram of BEOL metallization comparing EUV vs. immersion photolithography

Back in April, 2019, TSMC announced that they were introducing their 5 nm technology in risk production and now at IEDM 2019 they brought forth a detailed description of the process which has passed 1000 hour HTOL and will be in high volume production in 1H 2020.  This 5nm technology is a full node scaling from 7nm using smart scaling… Read More