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Imec Shows Path to Line Resistance Halving using Semi-Damascene with High-Aspect-Ratio Processing

LEUVEN (Belgium), June 30, 2022— This week, at the 2022 IEEE
International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC 2022), imec, a
world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital
technologies, presents options to reduce the metal line resistance at
tight metal pitches, mitigating the resistance/capacitance (RC) increase
of future interconnects using direct metal patterning. For the first
time, high aspect ratio (AR=6) processing of ruthenium (Ru) in a
semi-damascene fashion is experimentally shown to result in about 40%
resistance reduction without sacrificing area. Additional simulations
confirm the benefits at circuit level in combination with airgaps … Read More → "Imec Shows Path to Line Resistance Halving using Semi-Damascene with High-Aspect-Ratio Processing"

Autotalks unveils the world’s first V2X chipsets which support 5G-V2X for Day 2 scenarios

Day 1 V2X offers life-saving situational awareness alerts. Day 2 V2X applications can use sensor data shared by other vehicles and enable critical actions such as automatic braking

The new device has already been awarded for series production of a passenger car by a major automotive OEM

The 3rd generation chipsets will enhance the capability of Autotalks’ ZooZ micro-mobility V2X safety platform for preventing bike and scooter accidents and protecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians

Read More → "Autotalks unveils the world’s first V2X chipsets which support 5G-V2X for Day 2 scenarios"

Get in touch: Panasonic launches Capacitive Knob ready for standard touch sensors

Vehicle electrification is increasing – and correspondingly the extent of touch panel usage for the operation of automotive cockpit applications. Screen sizes have grown excessively – either as pillar to pillar architecture or as seamlessly designed massive center console displays.

That, however, means that displays are getting ever larger – and thus more complicated to be operated only via touch input. This can be significantly improved by incorporating “hybrid” input devices allowing an intelligent capacitive and mechanical operation.

The Magic Knob™ as a capacitive rotary encoder containing mechanical rotation & push functionality … Read More → "Get in touch: Panasonic launches Capacitive Knob ready for standard touch sensors"

Rutgers Researchers Create Artificial Intelligence-Aided Railroad Trespassing Detection Tool

New Brunswick, N.J. (June 30, 2022) – A pair of Rutgers engineers have developed a tool aided by artificial intelligence to detect trespassing on railroad crossings and curb fatalities that have been increasing over the past decade.

Advantest and Singapore Polytechnic Jointly Establish New Test Engineering Centre to Boost Capabilities of Integrated Circuit Test Engineers in Southeast Asia

TOKYO, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Advantest (Singapore) Pte Ltd, has entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to establish a Test Engineering Centre (TEC) to enhance and upgrade the test development and product characterisation capabilities of semiconductor test engineers in the Southeast Asia region.

This is the first time that Advantest is collaborating with an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore. The signed Memorandum of Collaboration marks the commitment of both business partners … Read More → "Advantest and Singapore Polytechnic Jointly Establish New Test Engineering Centre to Boost Capabilities of Integrated Circuit Test Engineers in Southeast Asia"

New global research from Newark: IoT development drives growth and leadership opportunities in key industries

Chicago – June 30, 2022: Newark, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has today announced the results of its fourth annual Global IoT Survey which reveals the strong growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) across a wide range of industries. The Global IoT Survey generates new insights on their critical market, including opportunities and challenges for engineers and system integrators working in IoT.</ … Read More → "New global research from Newark: IoT development drives growth and leadership opportunities in key industries"

HighTec C/C++ Compiler Suite extends support for new NXP S32Z and S32E Real-Time Processor Families

Saarbrücken/Germany, 30 June 2022 – Always at the forefront of providing tools for the most recent processors, HighTec EDV-Systeme GmbH has just announced the support of their C/C++ Compiler Suite for NXP® Semiconductors’ new S32Z and S32E families of real-time processors. The new processors extend the NXP S32 Automotive Platform within and across domains for vehicle control, vehicle networking, as well as body and comfort features, and target automotive software developers for safe and securely connected vehicles. HighTec’s ISO 26262 ASIL D qualified Arm® compiler supports the … Read More → "HighTec C/C++ Compiler Suite extends support for new NXP S32Z and S32E Real-Time Processor Families"

Advanced Energy® Powers Partner Innovation with End-to-End Platform and Process Solutions at SEMICON® West 2022

DENVER, Colo., June 30, 2022 — Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) – a global leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions – will showcase and demonstrate its latest power-supply technologies and complementary products that support every stage of the semiconductor fabrication and testing process, at the 2022 SEMICON® West exhibition and conference, July 12-14 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

At booth 844, discover Advanced Energy’s latest, comprehensive “end-to-end” technologies for system and embedded power, including sensing and measurement solutions, as well as power supplies optimized for etch, deposition, implant, RTP (rapid thermal … Read More → "Advanced Energy® Powers Partner Innovation with End-to-End Platform and Process Solutions at SEMICON® West 2022"

Cadence Advances Radar, Lidar and Communications Processing for Automotive, Consumer and Industrial Markets

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30, 2022—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today expanded its popular Tensilica® ConnX family of radar, lidar and communications DSPs with the debut of two new DSP IP cores for embedded processing in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. The small, low-power Cadence® Tensilica ConnX 110 and ConnX 120 DSPs share a common instruction set architecture (ISA) with the proven high-performance ConnX B10 and B20 DSPs, offering customers even greater design flexibility. Together, these four DSPs cover a broad performance range from the low to the ultra-high-end, delivering scalable best-in-class, power, performance and area (PPA). For more information, … Read More → "Cadence Advances Radar, Lidar and Communications Processing for Automotive, Consumer and Industrial Markets"

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