Look who is Leading the World Semiconductor Business

Look who is Leading the World Semiconductor Business
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-08-2014 at 7:00 pm

A couple of days ago I was reading a news article which said how long the world economy will be dependent on a single engine to drive it; obviously that single engine is USA. If we consider the overall economy, definitely USA is driving it, and semiconductor is a large part of it. The semiconductor is driving electronics and that is attracting… Read More


Proving the Power of Virtual Fabrication

Proving the Power of Virtual Fabrication
by Pawan Fangaria on 10-13-2014 at 7:00 am

There are many facets of our lives that are being driven to a more virtual method of doing things. This is largely due to issues such as scaling due to whatever reason – technical, business, economic. Let’s look at some general cases: In yesteryears people used to travel all the way for face-to-face meetings; today virtual meetings… Read More


Semiconductors Down 2.7% in 2012, May Grow 7.5% in 2013

Semiconductors Down 2.7% in 2012, May Grow 7.5% in 2013
by Bill Jewell on 02-06-2013 at 10:29 pm

Guidance 1Q13 292x300

The world semiconductor market in 2012 was $292 billion – down 2.7% from $300 billion in 2011, according to WSTS. The 2012 decline followed a slight gain of 0.4% in 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 was down 0.3% from third quarter. The first quarter of the 2013 will likely show a decline from 4Q 2012 based on typical seasonal patterns and theRead More


Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories

Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories
by Ed McKernan on 10-10-2012 at 11:11 am


The recent (August) flash memory summit in Santa Clara had a session devoted to ReRAM as well as featuring prominently in the keynote address by Sung Wook Park of SK Hynix. The talk includes a summary of NAND’s well known scaling issues along with approaches to 3D NAND. It turns out that they are working on three different technologies:… Read More