SoC technical difficulties ahead; stand by News & Analysis 1/13/2003 Post a comment Despite the assurances of foundries, ASIC vendors and tool suppliers that the problems with 130-nanometer CMOS are well in hand and that 90 nm is ready to use, there is a rumbling of voices from experienced design teams that not all is well.
Adapting an architecture to fit 130 nm News & Analysis 1/13/2003 Post a comment Designing picoChip's new communications processor chip, the PC101, which arrived in first silicon in November, taught us that using 0.13-micron processes is a lot more difficult that our engineers expected, though no one thought it would be easy.
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.