Samsung Starts Mass Producing of Industry’s First 10nm DRAM

April 12, 2016, anysilicon

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 10-nanometer (nm) class* , 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 (double-data-rate-4) DRAM chips and the modules derived from them. DDR4 is quickly becoming the most widely produced memory for personal computers and IT

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Evolution of the Test Bench

April 11, 2016, anysilicon

Nothing is permanent except change and need constantly guides innovation. Taking a holistic view with reference to a theme throws light on the evolution of the subject. In a pursuit to double the transistors periodically, the design representation has experienced a shift from transistors  à gates à RTL and now to synthesizable models. As

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Synopsys Announces Broad IP Portfolio for TSMC 16FFC Process

April 08, 2016, anysilicon

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a broad IP portfolio for TSMC’s 16-nanometer FinFET Compact (16FFC) process for reliable integration into cost-sensitive, ultra-low power applications including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), digital home and automotive. Synopsys DesignWare® IP on the 16FFC process enables designers to accelerate development of SoCs that

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TSMC will Build a 12” Fab in China

April 06, 2016, anysilicon

TSMC, the world’s largest pure-play semiconductor foundry, plans to build a 12“ wafer fab a service center in Nanjing, China.
The new facility in China would be able to produce up to 20,000 12” wafers per month and will start production of 16-nanometer process technology in 2018, according to

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Cadence Design Tools Certified for TSMC 7nm Design Starts and 10nm Production

April 02, 2016, anysilicon

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its digital, signoff and custom/analog tools have achieved V1.0 Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE certification from TSMC for its 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process. Cadence and TSMC are also continuing to collaborate on the advancement of 7nm technologies and have completed

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