Understanding Sheath Behavior Key to Plasma Etch

Understanding Sheath Behavior Key to Plasma Etch
by Scott Kruger on 08-11-2022 at 10:00 am

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Readers of SemiWiki will be well aware of the challenges the industry has faced in photolithography in moving to new nodes, which drove the development of new EUV light sources as well as new masking techniques.  Plasma etching is another key step in chip manufacturing that has also seen new challenges in the development of new sub-10nm… Read More


0.55 High-NA Lithography Update

0.55 High-NA Lithography Update
by Tom Dillinger on 05-31-2022 at 6:00 am

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At the recent SPIE Advanced Lithography + Patterning Conference, Mark Phillips from Intel gave an insightful update on the status of the introduction of the 0.55 high numerical aperture extreme ultraviolet lithography technology.  Mark went so far as to assert that the development progress toward high-NA EUV would support … Read More


Improving IP Quality For Compliance

Improving IP Quality For Compliance
by Admin on 04-27-2022 at 10:00 am

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Establishing traceability is critical for many organizations — and a must for those who need to prove compliance. Using a platform approach, you can create end-to-end verification traceability for your designs, if you have the right tools.

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Three Perspectives on the Hardware/Software Interface – Who’s Right?

Three Perspectives on the Hardware/Software Interface – Who’s Right?
by Admin on 03-01-2022 at 10:00 am

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The hardware/software interface, or HSI is the critical piece of technology that allows software to communicate with the hardware it’s controlling. With all the dedicated processors in most designs today, this is a very important part of the architecture.

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How to add a NIST-Certified Random Number Generator to any IoT device?

How to add a NIST-Certified Random Number Generator to any IoT device?
by Admin on 02-09-2022 at 9:00 am

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Researchers from Bishop Fox recently identified a new critical vulnerability of IoT devices. Their study showed that random number generators (RNGs) used in billions of IoT devices fail to provide sufficient entropy. Insufficient entropy causes predictable instead of random numbers, which severely

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Bridging Analog and Digital worlds at high speed with the JESD204 serial interface (Live Webinar)

Bridging Analog and Digital worlds at high speed with the JESD204 serial interface (Live Webinar)
by Admin on 02-08-2022 at 10:00 am

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In this live webinar, we will take a look at the history and revisions of JESD204 to provide an understanding of the standard, the use cases, and its future, followed by an overview of the key features of the standard, useful for system architects and system integration engineers. We will also touch on a few… Read More


Optimal circuit sizing strategies for performance, low power, and high yield of analog and full-custom IP

Optimal circuit sizing strategies for performance, low power, and high yield of analog and full-custom IP
by Admin on 02-02-2022 at 10:00 am

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Semiconductor companies designing ICs for smart phones, automotive and industrial applications, CPUs, GPUs and memory components all employ teams of custom IC designers to create the highest performance chips at the lowest costs. Efficient design for yield is a key capability … Read More


Are We Headed for a Semiconductor Crash?

Are We Headed for a Semiconductor Crash?
by Daniel Nenni on 02-02-2022 at 6:00 am

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COVID was certainly a black swan event but semiconductors have seen similar events over the past 50 years, some of which I have experienced personally. The Dot-com bubble comes to mind but there were others. The question is will history repeat itself and the answer, according to Malcolm Penn of Future Horizons, is yes.

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Podcast EP57: A Perspective of 2021 and 2022 with Malcolm Penn

Podcast EP57: A Perspective of 2021 and 2022 with Malcolm Penn
by Daniel Nenni on 01-14-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Malcolm Penn, long-term semiconductor industry veteran and founder of Future Horizons, Dan and Malcolm review their last discussion on 2021 forecasts, which produced aggressive numbers many said were too optimistic. Their predictions turned out to be on the mark.

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Podcast EP55: A New Year’s Perspective with Dan and Mike

Podcast EP55: A New Year’s Perspective with Dan and Mike
by Daniel Nenni on 12-31-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike take some time to review 2021 – the events that led to growth, opportunities and challenges and a discussion of what lies ahead.

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