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Semiconductor R&D Spending: Intel accounted for 36%

February 16, 2017, anysilicon

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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,

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Process Control in High Volume Semiconductor Manufacturing

February 14, 2017, anysilicon

The man with a carrier of the silicone wafers

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 be

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Intel Announces $7B Investment in Arizona Semiconductor Fab

February 12, 2017, anysilicon

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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

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ASIC-PLL Design Overview

February 08, 2017, anysilicon

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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 implemented

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Silicon IP reduces significantly power consumption of flash memories

February 06, 2017, anysilicon

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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

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Amkor Technology to Acquire NANIUM

February 03, 2017, anysilicon

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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 transaction

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