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Dolphin Integration breakthrough for TSMC 180nm process: Up to 30% savings in silicon area

November 27, 2017, anysilicon

 
The BCD process technology has been around since the mid-eighties, but there has more recently been phenomenal interest and growth in BCD technology. This has been driven by the growing need in Power Management IC (PMICs), motor-control, power audio and many other applications targeting the consumer, industrial or automotive

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FlipChip Package Overview

November 26, 2017, anysilicon

 
If you were uncertain about the term “FlipChip” this tutorial will help you better understand what FlipChip packaging technology is all about.
 
FlipChip package technology has been around for 3-4 decades and started as a package solution for high pin count & high performance package requirements. At the

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Top 10 Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Leaders 1993-2017

November 21, 2017, anysilicon

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier. Samsung first charged into the top spot in 2Q17 and displaced Intel, which had held the number 1 ranking since 1993.  In 1Q16, Intel’s sales were 40% greater than Samsung’s, but in

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Siemens strengthens IC market commitment with acquisition of Solido Design Automation

November 21, 2017, anysilicon

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Saskatoon, Canada-based Solido Design Automation Inc., a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies worldwide. Solido’s machine learning-based products are currently used in production at over 40 major companies, enabling them to design, verify, and manufacture more competitive

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Why is Analog increasingly important in the Digital Era?

November 20, 2017, anysilicon

Since its invention in the `60s, integrated circuit development has seen an aggressive and cyclic pace for improvement pushed by specific disruptive applications. These once were military/aerospace, mainframe computer, minicomputer, personal computers, networking, mobile and more recently smartphones. The traditional approach has always been to make the most out of

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Cadence to Expand High-Speed Communications IP Portfolio with Acquisition of nusemi inc

November 20, 2017, anysilicon

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that it has acquired nusemi inc, a company focused on the development of ultra-high-speed Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) communications IP.
 
SerDes solutions enable high-speed communications between chips, backplane and long-haul optical interconnect by converting between parallel data and extremely high-speed serial data streams with

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