Foundry

The Life’s Fab blog delves into all topics pertaining to advanced process technologies, advanced packaging solutions, design enablement and IP, as well as high-volume manufacturing. This blog looks at the challenges, investments, technology, and engineering topics surrounding foundry services, which have become essential criteria to the consumer and IT electronics industry.

How Did You Know?

How Baidu and Samsung Foundry’s New AI Chip Knows What I’m Thinking Even Before I Do. My love-hate relationship with the snooze button was back in full swing, and on this first…

EUV: Worth the Wait

In a second post from president and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC., Bob O’Donnell offers his view that EUV has definitely been worth the wait. Technically speaking, EUV allows more sophisticated…

Driving Semiconductor Performance with Gate-All- Around (GAA)

Recently, we asked Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC, to provide his take on the transition to the new Gate-All-Around transistor structure. By rethinking and rearchitecting the basic…

The quiet revolution. Samsung 7LPP EUV starts production.

The semiconductor industry’s long-awaited transition to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography took an important step forward this week with Samsung’s announcement that its foundry business has started production of chips manufactured with our…

Surfing the hyperscale data tsunami with silicon

The world is already awash in digital information, but what might be surprising is how enormous this virtual tsunami of data is becoming. The Cisco Global Cloud Index predicts a three-fold increase…

Samsung tees up the world’s first commercial EUV chips

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography – a long-awaited and game-changing technology for producing ultra-small semiconductor circuit patterns – is finally moving from the research lab to the manufacturing line. And Samsung Foundry, I’m…