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48V Ecosystem and Power IC Packaging Trends

September 21, 2020, anysilicon

With each passing year, emerging growth application areas such as Automotive, Cloud Computing, Industrial Automation and Telecom (5G) Infrastructure are garnering more attention. Although the application segments are different, there is commonality in how voltage conversion and power distribution are achieved at the system level. System demands are becoming more

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Talking Sense with Moortec – ‘From Moore’s Law to Moortec’s Law!’

September 21, 2020, anysilicon

No-one likes being put on the spot and yet we all like a forecast…and as we all know, the only guarantee with a forecast is that it is wrong. Sports commentators have carved out a special niche for themselves with the ‘commentators curse’, just as they extol the virtues of

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IC Insights Bulletin: Nvidia’s $40 Billion ARM Purchase Will Test Current M&A “Ceiling”

September 17, 2020, anysilicon

After nearly two months of negotiations and press reports that a blockbuster deal was in the works, Nvidia this week announced a $40 billion agreement to buy ARM—the leading supplier of processor intellectual property (IP)—from financially struggling SoftBank in Japan.  If approved, the deal would be the largest semiconductor acquisition

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Secure-IC is ready for ASIL B or ASIL D levels projects with its Securyzr integrated Secure Element

September 16, 2020, anysilicon

The Automotive industry is undergoing a revolution. Electrification of vehicles and autonomous driving are pushing forward an already big demand on embedded electronics for the automotive industry. This technological boom translates into more electronic devices into the cars, replacing a multiplicity of functions by their electronics counterpart.
 
This tendency

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Semiconductor R&D outsourcing model in times of Covid-19 and the Sino-US trade war (Part 2)

September 15, 2020, anysilicon

In the first part, I took a look at seven developments in 2020 that impact the semiconductor engineering services industry in outsourcing engagements with IDMs and fabless companies. In this article I answer the question: How to setup and evolve your semiconductor R&D outsourcing model for 2020?
 
The following paragraphs outline

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CAST and Fraunhofer IPMS Introduce CAN XL Bus Controller IP Core

September 08, 2020, anysilicon

Woodcliff Lake, NJ — September 8, 2020 — Silicon intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. and developer Fraunhofer IPMS today announced a new option for their popular CAN 2.0 and CAN FD Controller IP Core that adds support for the evolving CAN XL standard.
 
CAN XL is a new data

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