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Micro-Metallica

I just had a follow-on conversation with the Imec gentleman and got a bit more info, although not everything.

According to him, the primary reason for switching to damascene in the first place was etch rate: with 1-um or 500-nm layers of copper, it si…

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Decoupling Formal Technology from Formal Technology

What problems might you solve if you could leverage formal without needing to get a PhD first?

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Sensing a New Generation

Congratulations Amelia !!!

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IoT Security

As stated in the article, the more complex the IoT solution is, the more points there will be for exploits.

The real problem is the complete lack of old school KISS -- Keep It Simple Stupid!!!

There is significant security in a $100 bill, targeted s…

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After Intel and Altera

What will happen next is that Xilinx will get bought too. That seems to be the pattern in the semiconductor industry. If Broadcom and Altera can get bought so can Xilinx. Semiconductor industry is consolidating rapidly.

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Maximizing Flash Lifetimes

http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/memory/flash-memory-survives-100-million-cycles

This article appeared in 2012. Macronix was annealing flash to extend it's life.

Does anyone know whether it has been commercialised yet? or Licensed out?

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2D or Not 2D

Since this was finished there has been news of the world's thinnest light bulb, using graphene, and Stanford has announced that coating copper interconnect on ICs with graphene has two benefits: speed increases and the isolation layer is dramatically thin…

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