semiconductor supply chain

DAC 2018: New Opportunities for EDA and the Entire Semiconductor Supply Chain

DAC 2018: New Opportunities for EDA and the Entire Semiconductor Supply Chain

This year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2018) was held at Moscone West, San Francisco, CA. On three levels, about 175 exhibitors showed their capabilities and discussed market needs. Our industry’s focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions were clearly obvious, and I suspect, attracted more young people and a fairly large number of new exhibitors to DAC th... »

The Semiconductor Industry: The Mastery of Time and Volumes

The Semiconductor Industry: The Mastery of Time and Volumes

Since the dawn of the industry, semiconductor companies have developed disruptive technologies and solutions that have met the most ambitious targets. In a dynamic and global marketplace, they anticipate market needs and design and make the right product at the right time. What’s the key to this success? The supply chain might be the answer. Yole Développement (Yole) and Serma Technologies (Ser... »

Improving Communication Across Supply Chains Makes the Impossible Possible

Improving Communication Across Supply Chains Makes the Impossible Possible

Semiconductor supply chain, ecosystem, value chain: whatever you call it, its become a hot topic of discussion, and one that is near and dear to my heart as a supporter of 3D IC commercialization. Well over a year (maybe even going on two) we’ve been hearing suggested changes like a collaborative ecosystem, co-design and development, and a system level approach will help speed up time-to-market ... »