5 Easy Steps to Calculate ASIC Unit Cost

July 25, 2012, anysilicon

It happened to all of us. You come to your office one morning and find a note from your manager “what will be the ASIC’s unit cost?”
Although an ASIC unit cost has a direct impact on revenues, it is typically only visited twice: before the design starts and when

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What has IKEA to do with Chip Qualifications based on JEDEC Standards?

July 12, 2012, anysilicon

Walking through IKEA’s never-ending corridors you must have been seeing IKEA’s quality tests performed right in front of you. Sometimes it’s a chair being pushed by a powerful robotic arm or a drawer being opened and closed in an infinite loop with a 5.5kg sand bag inside.
Why is

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What Are The Top 3 Recommended Chip Package Types Today?

July 07, 2012, anysilicon

If you are debating which package type would fit best to your ASIC project, perhaps this article can help you narrow down the various options. In the semiconductor industry today there are three types of packages recommended for new designs:
Quad Flat No Leads. These are SMT packages, which

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The Chart they don’t sant you to see

July 02, 2012, anysilicon

foundries chart

Foundry business is doing good, the semiconductor market is growing and there is a continues need for silicon component supply.
While we are aware of TSMC’s market leadership, and we follow foundry ranking data every year, there is no yet an overview of the last 10 years history. What actually

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