Massive chip design savings to be realized
IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the ...
The first broadband amplifier using vertical inductors
Researchers at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany have proposed the first broadband amplifier using vertical inductors. All circuits are built from passive components, and improved chip design ...
Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, ...
Researchers roll out free software to advance computer chip design
Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of ...
Fujitsu semiconductor introduces innovative methodology for leading-edge "Customized soC" design
Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced that it has developed a new design methodology that enables both the higher circuit density and the shorter development time, for advanced 28nm SoC (System on a Chip) ...
Cost-saving computer chips get smaller than ever
Not so long ago, a computer filled a whole room and radio receivers were as big as washing machines. In recent decades, electronic devices have shrunk considerably in size and this trend is expected to continue, ...
Intel revamps chipsets in new mobile push
Intel Corp. on Monday unveiled a new line of computer chips as part of the tech giant's efforts to gain traction in the fast-growing mobile sector.
Taiwan's MediaTek profit up 51 percent in 1Q
MediaTek Inc., Asia's largest chipset designer, said Monday its first quarter profit grew 51 percent from a year earlier, boosted by China's flourishing smartphone market.
Taiwan probes insider trading in chip takeover
Prosecutors are probing alleged insider trading connected to a $3.8 billion takeover of a Taiwan chip design company.
Silicon Valley gets an architectural reboot
For all the technological breakthroughs it has produced, Silicon Valley is an architectural wasteland.
Samsung delivers strong 14nm FinFET logic process and design infrastructure for advanced mobile SoC customers
Samsung Electronics today announced that it reached another milestone in the development of 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology with the successful tape-out of multiple development vehicles in collaboration with its ...
China's 8-core Godson processor details to be shared at IEEE forum
New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips
To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.