Silicon Creations Delivers 12.7G SERDES PMA for TSMC 40LP Process and PLL IP for TSMC 7nm Process

March 15, 2017, anysilicon

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Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), today announced availability of several industry leading IPs for advanced TSMC processes including a 40LP 0.25Gb/s to 12.7Gb/s multiprotocol SerDes Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) and multiple 7nm PLL products. The PMA supports over 30 protocols including PCIe

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Use Analog ASICs to Eliminate the Threat Posed by Counterfeit Chips

March 13, 2017, anysilicon

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Global information company IHS was recently quoted as confirming that one out of every four counterfeit parts reported last year were for Analog ICs. While the media focus of the counterfeiting problem has been primarily military/aerospace as it relates to national defense and homeland security, the fact is that the

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GreenWaves Technologies selects Dolphin Integration’s for the industry’s first IoT processor

March 13, 2017, anysilicon

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Dolphin Integration, the leading Silicon IP provider for low-power SoC, announced today that it has been selected by GreenWaves Technologies to provide a consistent set of Silicon IPs for achieving the lowest power in sleep and active modes of GAP8, the industry’s first IoT processor. This set includes Dolphin

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X-FAB Files for IPO

March 08, 2017, anysilicon


German foundry X-FAB  plans to raise 250M Euros or US$265 million in an IPO in Paris Euronext to support future acquisitions and strengthen its capital structure.
We are on a growth track,” says Rudi de Winter CEO of X-FAB, “and being a public company with increased financial capabilities will further

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An Introduction to On-Chip Variation (OCV)

February 28, 2017, anysilicon


On Chip Variation (OCV) is an increasing problem that starts at 130nm and its effects are increasing with smaller process nodes. And On-Chip Variation (OCV) is one of them, specifically for Static Timing Analysis.
The first task is to find all possible sources variation, and find out how these

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Taiwan Maintains Largest Share of Semiconductor Wafer Fab Capacity

February 25, 2017, anysilicon

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IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2017-2021 report that provides in-depth detail, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, by process geometry, by region, and by product type through 2021.  Figure 1 splits the world’s installed monthly wafer production capacity by geographic region (or

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