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Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing thumbnail

Automotive Arm announced a new software architecture, two reference hardware implementations, and its role leading a new industry group that will work on open-source software for automotive use. The Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) is based on Arm’s Project Cassini and SystemReady, aims to help the automotive industry move to software-defined systems by …

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Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test thumbnail

Packaging and test Advantest and PDF Solutions have launched their first jointly developed offering since forming a partnership in 2020. The new product is called the Advantest Cloud Solutions Dynamic Parametric Test (ACS DPT) solution. It integrates PDF Solutions’ Exensio portfolio of data analytics with Advantest’s V93000 Parametric Test System. The ACS DPT solution is …

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Week In Review: Design, Low Power thumbnail

MoSys, a provider of SRAM solutions and networking accelerators, and Peraso Technologies, a provider of 5G mmWave devices, are merging. Stockholders of Peraso are expected to hold a 61% equity interest in the combined company, with the remaining 39% equity interest to be retained by the stockholders of MoSys. Peraso CEO Ronald Glibbery said, “By …

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TrendForce Announces 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2022 thumbnail

In a recent statement, TrendForce detailed 10 major trends that are expected to take place across various segments in the tech industry. Micro/Mini LED display development will revolve around active matrix solutions A substantial number of technical bottlenecks in Micro LED development will still persist in 2022. While Micro LED manufacturing costs are expected to …

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A Simple Way to Get Complex Semiconductors to Assemble Themselves thumbnail

Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those stacks can be tedious and imperfect, and not well suited for large-scale production. Now a team led by Stanford Professor Hemamala Karunadasa has created a much simpler and …

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Dutch AI Semiconductor Startup Axelera AI Launches With $12 Million Seed Round thumbnail

AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI announced today that it has successfully closed a seed investment round of $12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand. The funding will support the company’s development of an industry-defining product powering AI applications at the edge.  …

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Elissa Murphy Joins GlobalFoundries Board thumbnail

GlobalFoundries (GF) today announced Elissa Murphy is joining the company’s board of directors with immediate effect as an independent director. Currently a vice president of Engineering at Google, Ms. Murphy previously served as the chief technology officer and executive vice president of Cloud Platforms at GoDaddy. “I’m delighted to welcome Elissa to GF’s board,” said …

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pSemi Expands APAC Footprint with New Taiwan Branch Office thumbnail

pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announces the opening of a branch office in Taipei City, Taiwan. Building on the strength of our existing worldwide supply chain relationships, the Taiwan office joins other pSemi APAC locations in India, Korea, China and Japan. “pSemi’s RF business has grown tremendously driven by the rapid …

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More Shortages Seen For Silicon Wafers thumbnail

Silicon wafer shipments have been on a torrid and record breaking pace in the first half of 2021, where demand continues to outstrip supply. So what’s in store for buyers of wafers for the remainder of 2021 and beyond? “Right now, the overall wafer pricing environment is becoming more favorable to wafer suppliers due to …

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