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Embedded die: from Incubation to High Volume Production

December 16, 2016, anysilicon

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Embedded die in substrate platform has its own history and adoption scheme compared to other advanced packaging platforms, explains Yole Développement (Yole). Indeed while the first significant volume of embedded die in IC[1] package substrate came from DC/DC[2] converters in smartphones, penetration in other market segments of interest to embedded

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Samsung Likely to Spin off Foundry Business Division

December 15, 2016, anysilicon

According to Business Korea Samsung Electronics is considering a reorganization of the System LSI division in order to systematically grow the system semiconductor business. The company is planning to separate the design and manufacturing sectors in the business unit and divide or spin off it to fabless and foundry business

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ELSYS America Celebrates its 1-Year Anniversary

December 15, 2016, anysilicon

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SANTA CLARA, DECEMBER 15th 2016 – ELSYS America celebrates its 1st anniversary in the Silicon Valley. ELSYS America is built upon its mother company’s, ELSYS Design, 15+ years experience in integrated circuit design, partnering with all the major semiconductors companies based in Europe; it has successfully extended this offer to

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CEVA Appoints Maria Marced, President of TSMC Europe, to Board of Directors

December 13, 2016, anysilicon

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Maria Marced, President of TSMC Europe BV., has been appointed to its board of directors, as an independent non-executive director, effective December 8, 2016.

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Dual Port RAM Design – The Bit Design Goals

December 12, 2016, anysilicon

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It can be asked why design a dual port memory bit?  Is this not a case of re-inventing the wheel?  Not necessarily.  Most memories are designed with speed being the main design goal.  You achieve speed by limiting that range of voltages and temperatures that the memory will operate over. 

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Five Suppliers to Hold 41% of Global Semiconductor Marketshare in 2016

December 07, 2016, anysilicon

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Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of marketshare.  Not including foundries, IC Insights forecasts to top five semiconductor suppliers—Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SK Hynix— will account for 41% marketshare in

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