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OpenFive Tapes Out SoC for Advanced HPC/AI Solutions on TSMC 5nm Technology

SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 13, 2021 – OpenFive, a leading provider of customizable, silicon-focused solutions with differentiated IP, today announced the successful tape out of a high-performance SoC on TSMC’s N5 process, with integrated IP solutions targeted for cutting edge High Performance Computing (HPC)/AI, networking, and storage solutions.
 
The SoC features an

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Criteria Labs Increases Online Exposure with AnySilicon

AnySilicon, the leading marketplace for ASIC and RFIC service providers, announced today that Criteria Labs, a semiconductor services company focused on packaging, test, qualification and reliability testing of ASICs, has joined AnySilicon to promote its services. As part of the AnySilicon platform, Criteria Labs will gain access to a full

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Semiconductor Units Forecast To Exceed 1 Trillion Devices Again in 2021

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, based on data presented in the 2021 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete

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Clock Domain Crossing (CDC)

This article provides an insight into Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) basics, and discuss the various techniques related to Clock Domain Crossing (CDC). We hope you will find this Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) tutorial useful for your ASIC designs.
 
What is Clock Domain Crossing (CDC)?
 
Formally Clock Domain Crossing

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First Google-Sponsored MPW Shuttle Launched at SkyWater with 40 Open Source Community Submitted Designs

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. and SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 6, 2021 – SkyWater Technology, the trusted technology realization partner, and Efabless, a crowdsourcing design platform for custom silicon, today announced the first tapeout in a series of Google-sponsored open source multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles, managed by Efabless and manufactured at SkyWater. In this partnership, open

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Faced by IC shortage or last-time-buy? Protect yourself against IC shortages

Fig 1: Semiconductor manufacturing lines are impacted by Covid-19 induced market shifts
 
Leuven, March 31st 2021 – The semiconductor world is shaking. In the midst of the Corona pandemic, automotive OEMs had a decline of sales and stopped ordering chips. At the same time homework policies boosted

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