(Semiconductor Engineering) The big challenge is to characterize the inner portions of a 3D NAND device, which consists of complex materials, multiple layers and tiny channel holes. Then, as you add more layers, the metrology challenges increase “due to a higher number of 3D gate stacks and multi
Advances in AVs are having a ripple effect in multiple technology fields, from radar and LiDAR to signal processing. However, the rapid innovation pace is also creating challenges for automakers.
In 2018 Siemens leapfrogged Huawei to become the number one filer at the EPO, a spot that it has not occupied since 2011. It has invested ...
On Monday, 25 February, researchers outlined the future of computers and computing during the opening plenary sessions of the 2019 Advanced Lithography conference. Speakers discussed challenges ahead, highlighting the need for an intelligent application of lithography and nanopatterning.
Self-driving cars are changing lives by delivering unprecedented personal mobility. In fact, they represent a paradigm shift in the definition of a vehicle. To ensure autonomous vehicles (AVs) deliver a safe, efficient, and enjoyable mode of travel requires complicated new technologies in the cloud
But especially in terms of cost could German carmakers such as Daimler, BMW or the Volkswagen Group, in addition to mass-produced manufacturers such as Toyota or Honda for Tesla to a "dangerous competition," believes Jim Hines of Tech Insights. "The established carmakers have the necessary financial
A deep dive into the software company's portfolio shows that it is developing particular strength in the cloud and AI, though overall quality may ...
(this article was originally published in IP Magazine) Balancing quantity v quality in patent portfolio management can be achieved by following some sound principles, argues Martin Bijman. In recent years, quality has eclipsed quantity in terms of importance in portfolio management...
We traced what it takes to make an iPhone, from its initial design to the components and raw materials needed to make it a reality
"Made in China" once often meant "assembled" there. Now it’s mastering the art of making everything.
The open source business’s portfolio is not big, but should bolster Big Blue’s attempts to bridge the gap with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in a space that is rapidly growing in importance.