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Feb 22, 2018
Semiconductor Industry 8-Point Policy Plan
SIA President and CEO lays out the organization's policy objectives for the year. As 2018 gets underway, policy agendas charting a path forward are rolling out fast and furious. The White House released its fiscal 2019 budget request and unveiled a new plan to improve America's infrastructure. And late last month, during his State of the Union Address, the President outlined a range of priorities ...
EE Times
Avoiding cut throat competition: Q&A with SPIL chairman Bough Lin
Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has disclosed that it had never occurred to him that his company would one day merge with one of its major ...
Integrated Circuit Technology Advances Continue to Amaze
The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality ...
IC Insights
Why AI on a chip is the start of the next IT explosion
It's game on in the AI-on-a-chip race. Alongside Nvidia's successes turning Graphics Processing Units into massively performant compute devices, we have ARM releasing ...
Engineering in the Twilight of Moore's Law
I've been hearing about the impending end of Moore's Law for so many years that I've become skeptical of all the claims of doom. Like the Little Engine That Could, ...
IEEE Spectrum
Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal
Microchip maker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc by 4% to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm's decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors NV ...
Qualcomm Raises Offer for NXP to $44 Billion
Qualcomm entered into a new amended acquisition agreement with NXP Semiconductors worth $44 billion, in a move that may cause Broadcom to abandon its hostile takeover ...
EE Times
Some AI chip startups may bow out in 2018, says Alibaba academy
The number of startup developers of AI (artificial intelligence) chips has increased fast over the past two years but some of them may bow out in 2018, according ...
Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless ...
Broadcom Placed $103 Million Bet on CEO Before Qualcomm Bid
Broadcom Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan received $103.2 million in reported compensation last year, his biggest-ever pay package, as the computer-chip maker ...
Bloomberg Technology
European 3D Summit 2018: Fraunhofer Tour and Presentations
This year's European 3D Summit in Dresden, which highlighted "Heterogeneous Integration Driving 3D", was led off by presentations and a lab tour of the ...
3D Incites
Press Releases
Medical imaging technologies for OCT : a dynamic and competitive industry
OCT medical imaging is clearly a competitive market. Several products are currently available, and new ones are regularly commercialized. Numerous M& have occurred ...
Yole Développement
SABIC To Launch New Addition to Portfolio of ULTEM™ at APEC 2018
SABIC will introduce at APEC 2018 in booth # 1728, a new ULTEM™ polyetherimide (PEI) dielectric film for high-temperature, professional-grade capacitor ...
Taiwan Snapshot -- Things Are Good!
Taiwan continues to exceed expectations as the manufacturing hub for consumer electronics. Trends for the global electronics market can be forecasted by analyzing ...
DKN Research
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the largest artery in the human body?
Answer: The aorta. It passes over the heart from the left ventricle and runs down in front of the backbone.