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UMC and ARM Collaborate to Tape out PQV Test Chip on 14nm FinFET Technology

UMC and ARM Collaborate to Tape out PQV Test Chip on 14nm FinFET Technology

United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced it has collaborated with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on UMC's 14nm FinFET technology to help validate an ARM Cortex-A family core on the advanced foundry process node. The 14nm cooperation expands on the two companies' successful effort to develop and offer ARM Artisan® Physical IP on UMC's volume production 28nm High-K/Metal Gate process. [More]
UMC, Synopsys Collaborate to Develop Second UMC 14nm Process Qualification Vehicle

UMC, Synopsys Collaborate to Develop Second UMC 14nm Process Qualification Vehicle

Synopsys, Inc. and United Microelectronics Corporation today announced an expanded collaboration to include Synopsys DesignWare® Embedded Memory IP and the DesignWare STAR Memory System® test and repair solution on UMC's second 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process qualification vehicle (PQV). [More]
MIT Professor Explains Chemical Vapor Deposition

MIT Professor Explains Chemical Vapor Deposition

In a sense, says MIT chemical engineering professor Karen Gleason, you can trace the technology of chemical vapor deposition, or CVD, all the way back to prehistory: “When the cavemen lit a lamp and soot was deposited on the wall of a cave,” she says, that was a rudimentary form of CVD. [More]
Webinar: Enabling Wide Band Gap Power Semiconductor Devices to Deliver Energy Efficiency Savings

Webinar: Enabling Wide Band Gap Power Semiconductor Devices to Deliver Energy Efficiency Savings

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology announce webinar on process solutions for GaN and SiC power semiconductor devices, 8th July 2015. [More]
Synopsys-TSMC Collaboration to Develop Integrated IoT Platform on 40nm ULP Process Technology

Synopsys-TSMC Collaboration to Develop Integrated IoT Platform on 40nm ULP Process Technology

Synopsys, Inc. today announced a collaboration with TSMC to develop an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) platform on TSMC's 40-nm ultra-low-power (ULP) process technology. [More]
Cadence Innovus Implementation System Achieves TSMC DRM Certification for 16nm FinFET Plus Process

Cadence Innovus Implementation System Achieves TSMC DRM Certification for 16nm FinFET Plus Process

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that Cadence® Innovus™ Implementation System has achieved v1.0 Design Rule Manual (DRM) certification from TSMC for its 16-nanometer FinFET Plus (16FF+) process. [More]
Synopsys' IC Compiler II Receives TSMC Certification for 16nm FinFET Plus Process

Synopsys' IC Compiler II Receives TSMC Certification for 16nm FinFET Plus Process

Synopsys, Inc. today announced TSMC's certification of the IC Compiler™ II place and route solution on TSMC's 16-nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process. Synopsys' IC Compiler II is the successor to IC Compiler, the industry's widely adopted place and route solution for advanced designs at both established and emerging nodes. [More]
MIT Researchers Develop Fast, Energy-Efficient Technique for Producing Nanofibers

MIT Researchers Develop Fast, Energy-Efficient Technique for Producing Nanofibers

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel method for creating nanofibers that boosts the production rate significantly, and at the same time reduces energy usage by over 90%. [More]
Nanostructured Surface Treatment Leads to Solar Cells with Record 22% Efficiency

Nanostructured Surface Treatment Leads to Solar Cells with Record 22% Efficiency

Researchers at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have obtained a record efficiency of 22% by creating silicon solar cells that incorporate a surface treatment called black silicon on the front of the cell. This technique nanostructures the surface with a dry chemical attack that results in small conical tips at the nanometric scale. [More]
Intel Custom Foundry Certifies Cadence Implementation and Signoff Tools for 14nm Process

Intel Custom Foundry Certifies Cadence Implementation and Signoff Tools for 14nm Process

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its implementation and signoff tools have achieved certification on the Intel® 14nm process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom Foundry utilized a PowerVR Series6 GPU from Imagination Technologies as part of the certification process. [More]