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Do 3D Printers Challenge Semiconductor IP and Fabs?

April 4, 2013 - By John Blyler

What does a futuristic matter replicator from the ’70s have to do with today’s patent and semiconductor IP systems? The answer lies in 3D printers. Continue reading

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GPU Demo Impresses at Game Developer Conference Event

March 26, 2013 - By John Blyler

ARM’s Mali performance benchmark on the Samsung Nexus 10 is impressive, but Imagination Technologies’ graphic IP proves competitive. Continue reading

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Mixed-Signal and RF Help Drive Silicon-on-Insulator Growth

March 21, 2013 - By John Blyler

Here’s another example of the growing importance of analog/mixed-signal, RF-wireless, and silicon-on-insulator technologies. Continue reading

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Moore’s Cycle, Fifth Horseman, Mixed Signals, and IP Stress

March 15, 2013 - By John Blyler

What do all of these things have in common? They were key topics by Cadence, Samsung and others at CDNLive 2013. Continue reading

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Q&A Reveals Deep Semiconductor Trends

March 8, 2013 - By John Blyler

Will EUV ever be ready? What about nanotubes? When will Moore’s Law end? These questions were answered at the recent Common Platform Technology’s press Q&A. Continue reading

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Globalfoundries Shares Uncommon Solutions, New Fab and Node Variations

March 7, 2013 - By John Blyler

Globalfoundries’s VP Mike Noonen talks with Chip Design’s John Blyler and Chipestimate.TV’s Sean O’Kane at the Common Platform Technology (CPT) forum. Continue reading

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Trends in Subsystem Semiconductor IP

March 1, 2013 - By John Blyler

As IP leads semiconductor growth, subsystem blocks cause node-based cost challenges, verification issues, hidden embedded cores, interface preferences and more. Continue reading

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Flexible Yogurt-Lid Electronics Become a Reality

February 27, 2013 - By John Blyler

Truly flexible electronics from processor, memory, interface, and battery components are here, thanks to IBM, STMicro, Leti, Imec, Kaist, Kovio, and others. Continue reading

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Is Semiconductor IP Becoming the Universal Language?

February 22, 2013 - By John Blyler

The announcement of ChipEstimate.cn China in native language reinforces the strategic importance of IP in global chip designs. Continue reading

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Semiconductor Growth Turns Wireless

February 19, 2013 - By John Blyler

RF and mixed signal intellectual property (IP) technologies benefits from real growth, rumors of Apple’s WiFi chips, and MEMS. Continue reading

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