Models, models, models… Blog 9/29/2011 3 comments Without models the EDA industry could not exist and when it comes to trying to promote a new abstraction level, models become the sticking point. Synopsys intends to change that…
Crocus appoints CEO for Russian MRAM fab News & Analysis 9/29/2011 Post a comment Crocus Technology Inc., a developer of MRAM memory ICs, has announced the appointment of Boris Omarov as CEO of a manufacturing joint venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE), which is being created to run an MRAM wafer fab under development in Russia.
Elpida has 4-Gbit DRAM in 25-nm process Product News 9/27/2011 2 comments Elpida Memory Inc. has said it has completed development of the industry's first 25-nm process 4-Gbit DDR3 synchronous DRAM. The company claims the part is also the smallest 4-Gbit DRAM yet produced.
EDA Roundup Blog 9/21/2011 Post a comment There are many news stories out every week that are interesting, but on their own don't warrant a full writeup. This is a roundup of such information...
IEDM: Samsung to present 20nm planar process Research 9/21/2011 5 comments Researchers from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are set to unveil the company's 20-nm logic process at the International Electron Devices Meeting, which is due to take place in Washington DC, Dec. 5 to 7, 2011.
IEDM: Hynix takes NAND to 15-nm News & Analysis 9/16/2011 15 comments Hynix has developed a 15-nm NAND flash memory cell which it plans to unveil at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting in December. At the same conference the company is due to present 42-nm half-pitch process for the production of 1-Gbit phase-change memories and beyond.
Sidense sues Kilopass and CEO Cheng News & Analysis 9/6/2011 2 comments Sidense Corp., a developer of licensable non-volatile memory, has said it has filed a law suit in the Northern District of California against rival Kilopass Technology Inc. and Kilopass CEO Charlie Cheng, on five counts, alleging defamation and unfair competition.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.