Analysis: Big spenders reinforce boom-bust cycle Blog 6/1/2010 2 comments A surge in announcements of increased chip making capital expenditure is not going to make an impact any time soon. But when the spending does hit it will almost certainly produce an oversupply bust sometime as consolidation amongsts the pure-play IDMs exacerbates the boom-bust cycle.
IBM, partners to report 22-nm FinFET SRAM News & Analysis 6/1/2010 2 comments A research team comprising authors from IBM Research, GlobalFoundries, Toshiba and NEC has produced an SRAM cell with an area of 0.0063 square microns using FinFET transistors and optical lithography.
Cadence uses Rapid Bridge's LiquidIP Product News 6/1/2010 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Rapid Bridge LLC have signed an agreement under which Rapid Bridge's LiquidIP, a system of interdependent, silicon-proven IPs, becomes available as part of the Cadence Open Integration Platform.
ATIC preps Abu Dhabi for chip manufacturing News & Analysis 6/1/2010 Post a comment Advanced Technology Investment Co. (ATIC), the Abu Dhabi government-owned investment vehicle behind foundry chip maker GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), has announced it plans to create an "advanced technology cluster" in Abu Dhabi.