5/4/2011 12:39 PM EDT
Intel announced another milestone in semiconductor technology as they demonstrated a production-ready 3-D transistor technology for 22 nm called Tri-Gate.
post comment 6 comments last comment resistion
The 22 nm release is still early, even by Intel's schedule. It could mean 10 nm, there will be no ...
3/30/2011 6:45 PM EDT
News of the unfolding disaster moved me, but not to write. Just to think. And more often than not, I sat transfixed by the resolve of the people of Japan.
post comment 3 comments last comment T in Az
Something I came across. The Japanese are proud and productive people; they will survive and ...
2/16/2011 8:40 AM EST
Don Scansen has gone over the International Solid-State Circuits Conference advanced program with a fine-tooth comb to uncover seven gems that all attendees should have on their list.
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@Luis Sanchez: well, if you want to see which tooth has high stress, that is quite easy, we can ...
1/7/2011 4:50 AM EST
As a Canadian, it's unpatriotic for me to say this, but I believe one unsuccessful product for 2011 will be RIM's PlayBook tablet.
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I think that in the long term the winners will be Apple and Google. I can see Android/ARM expanding ...
12/10/2010 12:31 AM EST
Stuck in snowy Ottawa, I missed the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, but the press kit offered more than enough fodder for a column.
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Don: a quick comment on air gaps. Since air has the lowest possible dielectric constant its use in ...
12/1/2010 8:25 PM EST
Several readers responded to my last column, where I lamented the fabless approach to the chip business. Perhaps I was not quite getting to the heart of the matter, so here goes another shot.
post comment 8 comments last comment Robotics Developer
I too share the concerns of a number of these posts. I wonder how the US can innovate with the fabs ...
11/16/2010 7:18 PM EST
Jerry Sanders' famous quote from the early days of the foundry industry is rightly mocked today, but a slightly modified (and more politically correct) version may still be applicable.
post comment 9 comments last comment FormerAMDer
It should also be pointed out that ~2 years ago TSMC produced an ATI/AMD GPU at 55nm before Intel ...
11/3/2010 5:12 PM EDT
Intel's first fab in China is not the company's first foray into the offshoring of manufacturing, but the No. 1 chip maker continues to invest heavily in U.S. fabs.
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With its speculated foundry direction, Intel's use of this fab at 65 nm depends on whether there are ...
10/28/2010 5:48 PM EDT
Semiconductor reverse-engineering guru Don Scansen welcomes readers to his new blog.
post comment 12 comments last comment Don Scansen
Mike, I was MIA for sure. Thanks for your positive comment. Don