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Intel and ASML sprint toward a high-NA future

Intel and ASML Sprint Toward a High-NA Future

Intel is committed to a monumental struggle to catch TSMC in process technology. Will their efforts pay off?
Embedded Quest at Nuremberg

Embedded Quest at Nuremberg

We cornered engineers and executives at various companies at Embedded World, and asked their perception of the state of the embedded market and what they see must be solved.
Who Wants Rapidus in Silicon Valley?

Who Wants Rapidus in Silicon Valley?

Japan’s startup foundry Rapidus has just opened its office in Santa Clara, Calif. Why? For its survival, it needs customers, and those who need AI processors on 2-nm process node are not in Japan but in Silicon Valley.
US Semiconductor Hegemony is Real and Unassailable

US Semiconductor Hegemony is Real and Unassailable

Reports of America’s waning influence over the chip industry ignore a reality that has now been resurrected by the CHIPS Act: America never lost its grip on the market. That hold will become even stronger as America welcomes its first set of new and advanced fab in decades.
smart vs useful

Smart vs. Useful

It’s way too easy to call your product “smart” as long as nobody asks whether its smartness translates into usefulness. 
Acute Shiny Object Syndrome Can Ruin You

Acute Shiny Object Syndrome Can Ruin You

All that glitters is not gold. Companies must use caution in chasing targets they can’t capture or objects that are less valuable than imagined.
The Audacity of Tenstorrent

The Audacity of Tenstorrent

“AI is still new,” says Tenstorrent COO Keith Witek. The startup is plotting to find an opening by listening to customers, instead of following the playbook of successful AI incumbents like Nvidia. 

TSMC Fabs Operating Close to Capacity after Earthquake

TSMC’s disaster recovery plans helped with the quick restoration of production at its fabs after Taiwan was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Microchip CEO Ganesh Moorthy

Microchip: ‘Shared Pains’ in the Wake of a Supercycle

Microchip is navigating its way through a sharp downcycle with the aid of an old remedy of “shared pains, shared gains.” No job cuts but a salary shave is the key ingredient. Is this worth emulating?

ST’s Key to Unlock China: ‘Manufacturing’

ST’s volume MCU shipments, strong developer ecosystem and broad distribution have positioned ST as a leader in the general MCU market. But above all, ST’s manufacturing skill could garner a real prize in China, according to ST’s MCU chief Remi El-Ouazanne.  

Intel Foundry Charts a Course to Breakeven

Despite early losses, America’s designated chip “champion” aims to be the world’s second-largest foundry by 2030.
Jeff Bier: What Changed From VCRs to Software-Defined Vision?

Jeff Bier: What Changed From VCRs to Software-Defined Vision?

Jeff Bier discusses how advances in their basic building blocks are fundamentally changing the nature of embedded systems. 
Players: Who’s Who in Chiplets

Players: Who’s Who in Chiplets

We list chiplet players in several different categories ranging from product companies, design startups to chiplet EDA tools/ IP vendors, manufacturing and packaging.
Growing Chiplet Ecosystem In a Snapshot

Growing Chiplet Ecosystem In a Snapshot

We show how the semiconductor industry at large is realigning to create a viable ecosystem for chiplets.
The chiplet revolution: where we stand today

The Chiplet Revolution: Where We Stand Today

We look at all aspects of chiplets: partitioning, interfaces, substrates, analysis & test, and ecosystems.

NXP Nudges OEMs Toward Software-First Design

Virtual ECUs in a virtual development environment have already changed the way semiconductor companies such as NXP design their chips. Now NXP brings that virtual environment concept to OEMs and tier ones.
Are Tsetlin machines about to reframe AI?

Are Tsetlin Machines About to Reframe AI?

Literal Labs does machine learning in a different way to the mainstream. By avoiding the use of neural networks and enabling lower energy consumption, Tsetlin machines might be just what the industry requires.
Where Jensen Went Wrong on Thomas Edison vs. AI

Where Nvidia’s Huang Went Wrong on Thomas Edison vs. AI

The tech industry’s self-congratulatory analogy of AI with electricity “is not absurd, but it’s too flawed to be useful,” says historian Peter Norton.
What Will Nvidia Do for an Encore?

What Will Nvidia Do for an Encore?

What could life possibly look like for Nvidia once (if?) its dominance of the artificial intelligence market comes to a halt or is it destined to rule forever?

Oculi’s ‘Software-Defined’ Vision Sensor Is Fresh and Foreign

Oculi claims to offer computer vision sensors featuring real-time vision intelligence, programmability and being sensor-agnostic – none of which has been done before.

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