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Intel’s 10nm Enigma

I’ve been looking back at the talk given by Mark Bohr and Zane Ball (Building Winning Products with Intel Advanced Technologies and Custom Foundry Platforms) at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in August last year, and I’m a bit puzzled.

IEDM 2016 – Setting the Stage for 7/5 nm

At IEDM last month, there was much ado about the adjacent 7-nm late-news papers from TSMC and the GLOBALFOUNDRIES/IBM/Samsung group consortium from the Albany Nanotechnology Center, and with less ado, Samsung gave a 5-nm presentation later in the conference.

IEDM 2016 Next Week! (Part 2)

Now for the second part of the preview, starting with the Tuesday afternoon sessions.

IEDM 2016 Next Week!

On December 3rd – 7th , the good and the great of the electron device world will make their usual pilgrimage to San Francisco for the 2016 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting.

ST Micro electronics Time-of Flight Sensors and Starship Enterprise Show up in the iPhone 7 Series

One of the lesser-known stories of mobile phone evolution is the development of proximity sensing in order to save power and disable touch-screen functions when the phone is actually being used as a phone. This essentially means turning off the screen (and the touch-capability tasks) when the phone is brought up to the ear.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is More Than the Batteries!

As usual, within days of the August 19 launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we had it in pieces and had identified most of the significant components that were inside.

Soitec Bounces Back, Makes Gains in Mobile Phones, Automotive

July 11 – 15 was the week for the annual pilgrimage down to the SEMICON West show, though it’s becoming less of a show these days than a gathering place for the industry, with multiple conferences in parallel.

IEDM 2016 Has “New Twists,” Supplier Exhibits for the First Time

A bit earlier than usual, the IEDM (International Electron Devices Meeting) press kit is available, and among the announcements are a couple of surprises.

Notes from The ConFab 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 was just a morning session, with China being the topic. Sunny Hui, SVP Worldwide Marketing for SMIC, gave (for me) a notable keynote on “Collaborate to Win in the China Market”.

Notes from The ConFab 2016 – Day 2

The opening keynote for Day 2 was Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics, always a lively and entertaining speaker. His topic this time was “What Will Stimulate the Next Wave of Semiconductor Industry Growth?”

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