Latest electronics industry views about Manufacturing

28nm Drives Foundry Sales

The vast majority of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2014 is forecast to originate from sales of devices built using ≤28nm feature sizes, says IC Insights…

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Volume 16nm Production Next Year.

The 14/16nm volume production ramp is a next year event, says ASML CEO Peter Wennink. It had been generally thought that the new node would not be ramped in volume until 2016…

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FD-SOI Will Be Mainstream.

FD-SOI will become a mainstream process technology, reckons Satish Bagalkotkar, founder, chairman and CEO of San Jose chip designer Synapse Design…

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Toshiba's Veg

Toshiba’s first shipment of vegetables from an old fab at Yokosuka is scheduled for October.

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Bio-Diversity Comes To EDA

Bio-diversity is the future for EDA – with the mammals going one way and insects going another, says Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica who sold his company to Cadence and is now CTO at their IP group…

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Memory Marches On

Moore’s Law may falter but SanDisk’s half terabyte SD card shows that ingenuity pushes progress on.

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Goodbye To Logic IDMs

There will be only two IDMs making logic at the 22/20nm node – Intel and Samsung, observes IC Insights…

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Problematic Processes

NAND process geometries have become as problematic as logic process geometries with the advantages of further scaling – especially as 3D NAND approaches – being questioned…

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The Changing Shape Of Intel's Fins

Intel’s 14nm process has done something which is “almost a miracle – extremely impressive,” says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University  and CEO of  statistical analysis specialist Gold Standard Simulations (GSS…

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