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From Moore’s Law to SysMoore: AI, Chip Design and How Gordon Moore’s Idea Might Be Changing

Since 1965, Moore’s law – engineer Gordon Moore’s astute observation that the number of transistors on chips will double each year to keep up with the needs of technology ...Full Article

DARPA Expands Access to Chip IP

The Pentagon’s premiere R&D agency is expanding an initiative designed to provide technology startups with broader access to semiconductor and other intellectual property in hopes of stimulating innovation. The ...Full Article

Google, SkyWater Partner on Open ASIC Designs

Google along with chip foundry partner SkyWater Technology and an IC design kit vendor are joining forces to offer what they promote as “open source manufacturing of custom ASICs.” ...Full Article

AI, Big Data Propelling Chip Design

AI and big data generating those algorithms are transforming chip design in unexpected ways, accelerating fundamental tasks like finding the optimal design tradeoffs between performance and power consumption “Chips ...Full Article

Globalfoundries Sees Pandemic ‘Pulling’ Chip Demand

Globalfoundries, the custom semiconductor manufacturer, announced advancements on several fronts this week, including the latest version of its FDX platform aimed at low-power, edge devices as well as a ...Full Article

DARPA Strengthens Ties with Arm

Arm Ltd. is expanding its partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide greater access to its semiconductor intellectual property portfolio under an umbrella DARPA microelectronics initiative. ...Full Article

Chip Proposals Seek to Revive U.S. Manufacturing

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate seeks to revive the U.S. semiconductor industry via a roughly $12 billion spending package and tax incentives designed to promote technology ...Full Article

DARPA Moves to Secure Chip Designs

The U.S. military is ramping up efforts to secure semiconductors and its electronics supply chain by embedding defenses during the chip design phase. The automation effort also addresses the ...Full Article

SiFive Adds Tools for Cloud-Based Chip Design

Chip designers are drawing on new cloud resources along with conventional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to accelerate IC templates from tape-out to custom silicon. Among the challengers to ...Full Article

AMD Verifies Its Largest 7nm Chip Design in Ten Hours

AMD announced last week that its engineers had successfully executed the first physical verification of its largest 7nm chip design – in just ten hours. The AMD Radeon Instinct ...Full Article
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