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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers 8SW RF SOI Technology for Next-Generation Mobile and 5G Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of the industry’s first RF SOI foundry solution manufactured on 300mm wafers. The company’s most advanced RF SOI technology, 8SW SOI, delivers significant performance, integration and area advantages in front-end modules (FEMs) for 4G LTE and sub-6 GHz 5G mobile and wireless communication applications.

GF’s new 8SW technology offers a low cost, low power, highly flexible solution with superior switching, low-noise amplifiers (LNA) and logic processing capabilities on a 300mm manufacturing line. The technology features up to 70 percent power reduction compared to the … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers 8SW RF SOI Technology for Next-Generation Mobile and 5G Applications"

Imagination reveals PowerVR Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) with 2x the performance and half the bandwidth of nearest competitor

  • First dedicated hardware solution with flexible bit depth support from 16-bit down to 4-bit
  • Lowest bandwidth Neural Network (NN) solution
  • Architected to support multiple operating systems, including Linux and Android

LONDON, UK – 21st September, 2017 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) reveals its complete, standalone hardware IP neural network accelerator, with industry-leading area efficiency delivered by a specialized PowerVR architecture implementation for … Read More → "Imagination reveals PowerVR Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) with 2x the performance and half the bandwidth of nearest competitor"

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers Custom 14nm FinFET Technology for IBM Systems

Sep 20, 2017

Jointly developed 14HP process is world’s only technology that leverages both FinFET and SOI

Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES is now delivering in volume its 14nm High Performance (HP) technology that will enable IBM’s next-generation of processors for server systems. The jointly developed 14HP process is specifically designed to deliver the ultra-high performance and … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivers Custom 14nm FinFET Technology for IBM Systems"

Imagination’s new PowerVR GPUs enable chip companies and OEMs to create the best possible user experience in cost-sensitive devices

LONDON, UK – 21st September, 2017 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces a new generation of PowerVR GPUs that raises the bar on graphics and compute in cost-sensitive devices, letting SoC vendors achieve a significant boost in performance with no impact on silicon area versus previous generation GPUs.

With the new PowerVR Series9XE and Series9XM GPUs, SoC vendors and OEMs can minimize costs and power consumption while ensuring the best possible user experience for gaming and GUI in devices such … Read More → "Imagination’s new PowerVR GPUs enable chip companies and OEMs to create the best possible user experience in cost-sensitive devices"

Synopsys Design Platform Certified by GLOBALFOUNDRIES for 22nm FD-SOI Process Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

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TEWS TECHNOLOGIES Launches PMC with 16 or 8 Channel ADC, 8 or 4 Channel DAC and 14 Channel Digital I/O

Halstenbek, Germany – 21st September, 2017: TEWS announced today a standard single-wide PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) compatible module designed for industrial, COTS, and transportation applications. The TPMC532 provides 16 or 8 channels of simultaneous sampling true differential bipolar 16-bit analog input, 8 or 4 channels of simultaneous update single-ended unipolar/bipolar 16-bit analog output and 14 channels of tri-state 5V-tolerant TTL digital input/output.

All signals are accessible through a Mini D Ribbon (MDR68) type front I/O connector.  The PMC-Connectors P11 and P12 provide … Read More → "TEWS TECHNOLOGIES Launches PMC with 16 or 8 Channel ADC, 8 or 4 Channel DAC and 14 Channel Digital I/O"

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform

Santa Clara, Calif., September 20, 2017 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of its scalable, embedded magnetoresistive non-volatile memory (eMRAM) technology on the company’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) platform. As the industry’s most advanced embedded memory solution, GF’s 22FDX eMRAM provides high performance and superior reliability for broad applications in consumer and industrial controllers, data centers, Internet of Things (IoT), and automotive.

As recently demonstrated, GF’s 22FDX eMRAM features the ability … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform"

Microsemi’s New SyncServer S650 SAASM Time and Frequency Server Ensures Improved Immunity from GPS Jamming and Spoofing for Military Systems

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Sept. 21, 2017—Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new SyncServer S650 SAASM server incorporating a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) to provide a highly secure, accurate and flexible time and frequency platform for synchronizing mission-critical electronics … Read More → "Microsemi’s New SyncServer S650 SAASM Time and Frequency Server Ensures Improved Immunity from GPS Jamming and Spoofing for Military Systems"

Lam Research Completes Acquisition of Coventor, a Leader in Simulation and Modeling Solutions

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lam Research Corporation (Nasdaq:LRCX), a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The combination of Lam and Coventor supports Lam’s advanced process control vision and is expected to accelerate process integration simulation to increase the value of virtual processing, further enabling chipmakers to address some of their most significant technical challenges.

“We … Read More → "Lam Research Completes Acquisition of Coventor, a Leader in Simulation and Modeling Solutions"

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