mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

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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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TSMC Approves $3bn Capex

TSMC’s board has passed a resolution to “approve appropriations of US$3,054.7 million for expansion of advanced capacity, conversion of certain logic capacity to specialty technologies, building and facility installation as well as capacity setup for advanced packaging and assembly, and fourth quarter 2014 R&D…

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Europe's €200bn Investment

Europe needs to spend €35 billion to achieve its aim of doubling the value of its manufactured semiconductor output and a total of €200 billion across the entire electronics value chain of which €50-60 billion should come from government…

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Wafer Prices Rising As Supply Lags Demand

According to the two Taiwan newspapers the Commercial Times and the Economic Daily News  the Taiwanese foundries are swamped with orders, customers are offering a premium for wafers and prices are climbing…

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Panasonic Becomes Intel Foundry Client

Panasonic joins Intel’s foundry client list along with Altera, Achronix, Tabula, Netronome, Microsemi and the unannounced, but long-rumoured, Cisco…

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Gigaphoton Achieves 92W EUV Light Source

EUV has come closer to viability with the announcement by Gigaphoton that it has developed a 92W EUV light source output at 4.2 percent conversion efficiency (CE…

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Silicon Photonics Could Be A Big Deal

The silicon photonics device market, including HPC, future-generation optical data centers, telecom and others applications (sensors, medical and consumer) will grow from around$25 million in 2013 to more than $700 million in 2024, at a 38% CAGR. In 2018, says Yole Développement…

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Dialog and AMS In Merger Talks

A new European semiconductor IDM could be on the cards if talks between AMS, the former Austria Micro Systems, and Dialog bear fruit…

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