Five leading semiconductor manufacturers—Infineon, Intel, Philips, Samsung Electronics, and STMicroelectronics—have collaborated with IMEC, a European independent micro- and nanoelectronics research center, in its sub 45-nm research platform. This centralized research platform partners IC manufacturers and equipment manufacturers and enables advanced research at a lower cost. Among the programs are:
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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