Electronic Manufacturing News

Imec explores life after finfets

Imec has been looking at the most promising candidates for the next process generation. Finfets will run for the 14nm-16nm node, but 7nm is expected to need a new type of transistor. The question is: which? Promising options for 7nm are Gate-All-Around Nanowire (GAA NW) finfets, which…

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Imagination preps sensor IP sub-systems for multi-node TSMC processes

Imagination is developing audio and vision sensor-based IP sub-systems consisting of blocks combining M-class MIPS CPUs with Ensigma Whisper RPUs for low-power Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart and 6LowPan, plus OmniShield security, eRAM and flash. TSMC will add library blocks and prepare the design for tape-out…

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Nanowire transistors favourite to succeed finfets, says Asenov

Nanowire transistors are the most likely successor to finfets and will scale to 5nm, says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University and CEO of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) which specialises in the predictive simulation of nano-CMOS devices including statistical variability and reliability…

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GloFo offers 28nm SLP-RF process

GLoFo is offering a 28nm SLP-RF process for RF CMOS. RF PDKs provide design flexibility in core RF performance and functionality…

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SST qualifies 55nm embedded flash at GloFo

Microchip subsidiary Silicon Storage Technology (SST) has qualified its 55nm embedded Flash process on GloFo’s 55nm low power extended (LPx)/RF enabled platform…

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