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Moving towards Context Aware Verification (CAV)

February 23, 2017, anysilicon

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The race between predictions vs. achievement of Moore’s law has had multi-fold impact on the semiconductor industry. Reuse has come to the rescue both from the design and verification viewpoint to help teams achieve added functionality on a given die size. This phenomenon lead to the proliferation of IP &

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ARM Acquires two companies: Mistbase and NextG-Com

February 21, 2017, anysilicon

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Just last summer, the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard was approved and now ARM has announced the acquisition of two companies in the field: Mistbase and NextG-Com.
 
The acquisition “will save the industry years of development effort and improve access for developers by reducing the time it takes to get products approved

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Semiconductor Major Product Categories Growth 2016-2021

February 20, 2017, anysilicon

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Sales of memory ICs are expected to show the strongest growth rate among major integrated circuit market categories during the next five years, according to IC Insights’ new 2017 McClean Report, which becomes available this month.  The 20th anniversary edition of The McClean Report forecasts that revenues for memory products—including

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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

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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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