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7/19/2017

GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha talks about fully depleted silicon-on-insulator process technology and other topics in this interview. "FD-SOI is an easy alternative to FinFET in terms of designs for cost-sensitive applications," he says.

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7/19/2017

IBM's z14 microprocessor can run more than 12 billion encrypted transactions a day, compared with the z13 processor's 2.5 billion, the mainframe manufacturer said. Solitaire Interglobal reports the z14 chip meets US and EU data security regulations and is designed to encrypt data 18 times faster than x86 platforms, at 5% of the cost.

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7/19/2017

Toshiba is once again keeping Western Digital away from access to data from their memory chip joint venture, after the California Court of Appeal accepted an appeal petition from the Japanese company. Western Digital plans to file a brief opposing the stay in the temporary restraining order, with a hearing scheduled for July 28 in the Superior Court of California.

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7/19/2017

ASML Holding reported second-quarter results that topped analyst estimates for sales and profit, while forecasting its third-quarter revenue would be about $2.5 billion. ASML CEO Peter Wennink said in a statement, "ASML is on track to achieving net sales growth of about 25% for the full year."

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7/19/2017

University of Washington researchers have come up with a less expensive and quicker way to produce supercapacitor electrode materials for industrial applications, which potentially could reduce the recharging time for electric vehicles. "Supercapacitors can act much faster than batteries because they are not limited by the speed of the reaction or byproducts that can form," said doctoral student Matthew Lim.

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7/19/2017

Samsung Electronics is increasing its production of second-generation high-bandwidth memory DRAMs to go into artificial intelligence applications. "Through the release of the next-generation 8GB HBM2 DRAM, we plan to expand business cooperation with various global clients," Samsung said.

7/19/2017

Four industry experts talk about developments in IC design verification in this roundtable interview. "The challenge with Portable Stimulus is that the type of bugs that you find at that level of system integration are so hard to find, that even if the IP is verified it can take days or weeks to find bugs," says Frank Schirrmeister of Cadence Design Systems.

7/18/2017

NOR flash memory devices are seeing greater demand due to active-matrix organic light-emitting diode panels and touch display driver chips for mobile phones, along with automotive electronics and industrial controller applications. Cypress Semiconductor and Micron Technology aren't producing as many NOR flash memories as they once did, leading to tightness in the supply chain.

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7/18/2017

In a processor market dominated by quad-core chips, Intel is reportedly about to unleash the six-core Core i5 and Core i7 "Coffee Lake-S" desktop processors. The company also is said to have plans to release the lower-end six-core Core i5 8600K processor.

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7/18/2017

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is urging the development of ICs for artificial intelligence applications, noting the rapid growth prospects for the field. The global AI market is expected to reach $48.6 billion in 2019.

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