Why Chips Die

Semiconductor devices contain hundreds of millions of transistors operating at extreme temperatures and in hostile environments, so it should come as no surprise that many of these devices fail to operate as expected or have a finite lifetime. This article outlines how to face hazards before and after manufacturing that can cause chips to fail [...]

2018-11-23T07:28:31+00:0023rd November, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

The New Semiconductor Growth Wave

In this video interview on weSRCH Wally Rhines of Mentor outlines why the semiconductor industry is seeing a sustained growth phase. As background, the semiconductor is typically seen as having “boom-bust cycle”s as described by Jim Handy in this article on Forbes. Wally states that people likened the semiconductor industry to the steel industry: “Mature [...]

2018-08-27T15:33:33+00:0027th August, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

IoT Verification is Harder than it Looks

Formal verification plays a vital role in the semiconductor development. In the whole process of semiconductor development, verification is the most time-consuming process. When it comes to internet of things, it is very difficult to pass functional verification. Formal verification can provide a wide range of solutions to the challenges of IoT verification. This article [...]

2018-08-03T08:35:01+00:003rd August, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Regulations Trail Autonomous Vehicles

In the past few years, car makers and semiconductor industry have made huge progress in building new technologies and applying them in the automobiles. While there are major advances in autonomous vehicle technology, the initial applications may be much more limited. This article explains how various countries in the world set regulations for autonomous vehicles. [...]

2018-07-23T05:33:26+00:0023rd July, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

New Market Drivers-Part II

The nature of semiconductor industry is to make incremental changes rather than changing the foundational elements of a system. This includes architectures and design philosophies. This article from Semiengineering highlights whether the companies who previously designed mobile phones are at a disadvantage stage and describes how and why automotive designs are changing existing methodologies, volumes [...]

2018-05-08T08:19:32+00:008th May, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

New figures show large numbers of businesses and charities suffer at least one cyber attack in the past year

In a recent press release the UK Government confirmed that new figures show large numbers of businesses and charities suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year and urged businesses to protect themselves against cyber crime. Key findings and recommendations included: Over four in ten of businesses and two in ten charities suffered [...]

2018-05-01T16:40:55+00:001st May, 2018|Blog, Security, Thought Leadership|

New Market Drivers

Semiconductor design and manufacturing have been driven by the mobile phone industry for the past 10 years, but that is changing. This article from Semiengineering describes how much influence do mobile phones still have and what new drivers are coming into the market. Read More Find out how T&VS Verification services help to meet the [...]

2018-05-01T07:20:25+00:001st May, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

How Automotive ICs Are Reshaping Semiconductor Test

The growth of a new IC market creates ripples along the entire supply chain. Today, we see the semiconductor industry reacting to the needs of the growing automotive IC market, including the development of new IC test tools and methods. This article focuses on why new manufacturing and in-system test strategies are required to meet [...]

2018-04-06T08:48:21+00:006th April, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Functional Safety: A Way of Life

Functional safety is the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on the system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs, including the safe management of likely operator errors, hardware and software failures and environmental changes. This article summarizes how functional safety, which is a crucial [...]

2018-03-30T14:33:42+00:0030th March, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|