February 16, 2017, anysilicon
Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending that reached $12.7 billion and represented 22.4% of its semiconductor sales last year. Intel accounted for 36% of the top-10 R&D spending and about 23% of the $56.5 billion total worldwide semiconductor R&D expenditures in 2016,Read More
February 14, 2017, anysilicon
Semiconductor manufacturing process starts with wafers having several dice. These dice are then probed by testers to verify quality of wafer that will be later on assembled and packaged into an integrated circuit commonly abbreviated as IC. These ICs are then placed inside large electrical systems and devices to beRead More
February 12, 2017, anysilicon
Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich, announced today during his meeting with the US president, Donald Trump, to invest seven billion dollars in the next 3-4 years setting up a chip manufacturing plant in the city of Chandler, Arizona .
Intel, the world’s largest maker of processors for personal computers (PC), will
February 08, 2017, anysilicon
PLLs (phase-locked loops) are common analog circuits in SOCs (systems on chips). Almost all SOCs with a clock rate greater than 30 MHz use a PLL for frequency synthesis. However, a “one-size-fits-all” PLL does not exist. The devices have a range of frequency, power, area, performance, and functions. PLLs implementedRead More
February 06, 2017, anysilicon
Connected battery-based devices require always more computing power to run feature rich application programs while using the minimal energy to ensure the longest usage without recharge. As a result, fabless companies need to hunt down every “mA” to satisfy the low-power expectations of their SoC users.
Numerous System-on-Chips rely
February 03, 2017, anysilicon
TEMPE, Ariz. and VILA DO CONDE, Porto, Portugal, February 2, 2017 – Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) and NANIUM S.A. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Amkor to acquire NANIUM, a world class provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging solutions. Terms of the transactionRead More