Tech news tagged ‘process technology’

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Europe Off To The IC Races

It’s been an extraordinary couple of weeks for the European semiconductor industry. Three things happened…

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28nm FD-SOI Beats 22nm Finfet For Low Power.

FD-SOI with metal gate last will be the winning process technology at 28nm and 20nm, with finfets proving to be a second-rate solution, says Professor Asen Asenov, professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University who is founder and CEO of the leading statistical variablity company Gold Standard Simulations…

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Damned DRAM

Ever since the DRAM crash of 1985, there have been more people arguing for closing DRAM operations than for keeping them going…

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Huge Capex Raises Questions Over Fablessness.

Huge 2012 capex budgets at Intel, Samsung and TMC will skew the industry to make it extremely challenging, and in some cases impossible, for smaller companies to remain competitive, says IC Insights…

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Exporting Brains

So, even the Americans are beginning to see the dangers of fab-lite strategies. The author of the Innovators Dilemma, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, says that going to foundries is an exporting of brains…

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Vague Aspirations For Albany R&D

Vagueness is the overriding impression of the new Albany investment. Albany’s says the $4.4 billion 5-year investment by IBM, GloFo, TSMC, Intel, Samsung and the State of New York will focus ‘on making the next two generations of computer chips’ and ‘on transforming existing 300mm technology into…

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Shove Off Intel

When you’ve got a great big instruction set, an architecture designed long before power consumption was an issue, a process technology devised to deliver blazing speed and nothing else and a reputation for bullying your customers, it’s unlikely that changing the manager is going to make a lot…

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TierLogic Reduces Cost Of FPGA, ASIC, & FPGA-ASIC Conversion

It’s good to see innovation taking place in programmables. This is a product area which has remained stuck in a $3 billion market niche for a decade. Silicon Valley start-up TierLogic today announces a route to bringing down programmables’ costs which may kick-start growth in the sector…

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