TSMC to Build 3nm Fab in Taiwan

September 29, 2017, anysilicon

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Taiwan-based semiconductor foundry TSMC announced it will build its cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication plant in Tainan, ending speculation that it might skip Taiwan and invest in the U.S.
“Following careful evaluation, the Company’s planned advanced 3nm fab will be located in the Tainan Science Park to fully leverage the company’s

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SIDE-CHANNEL ATTACKS: How Differential Power Analysis (DPA) and Simple Power Analysis (SPA) Works

September 27, 2017, anysilicon

Examining a microchip

There are many techniques available for hackers to gain access to a system and obtain secret keys or other proprietary information– from invasive methods, such as microprobing, to non-invasive methods, such as cryptoanalysis. However, one of the easiest and most effective ways to extract the contents of a chip is

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Sale of MIPS and update on Formal Sale Process

September 25, 2017, anysilicon


Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG, “Imagination”, “the Group”), a leading multimedia, processor and communications technology company, has agreed to sell its worldwide MIPS CPU business (“MIPS”), including all MIPS Intellectual Property (“IP”) and patents, to Tallwood MIPS Inc, a company indirectly owned by Tallwood VC of Palo Alto, CA

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Moortec’s Expansion Continues with New UK Headquarters

September 25, 2017, anysilicon


Moortec, specialists in embedded in-chip subsystem solutions, are continuing their expansion with a move to a new UK Headquarters.

The new state of the art facility is located in the Plymouth Science Park which is the largest Science & Technology centre in the South West.

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Sondrel Expands into India

September 22, 2017, anysilicon

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Sondrel, a UK headquartered IC Design Consultancy, today announced the establishment of an entity in India, having opened its first engineering design centre in Hyderabad. The company provide concept to silicon design services to an international client base.
The continued rapid growth of Sondrel has seen new design centres

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Pure-Play Semiconductor Foundry Growth Is At <40nm Process Nodes

September 20, 2017, anysilicon


IC Insights has just released its September Update to The McClean Report.  This 32-page Updateincludes a detailed look at the pure-play foundry market and an analysis of the historical DRAM price-per-bit trends.  Shown below is an excerpt from the Update that examines the IC technology trends in the pure-play foundry market.
In 2017, the 7% increase

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