Over at The Tech Report a guest writer will walk you through on overview of the steps taken to go from block architect's design process straight through to the final product. If you have never really thought how the magic underneath that heatsink comes about this is a good starting place to understand how semiconductors are made. If you are somewhat familiar with the process, there is still a lot to be gleaned from the article as it covers a wide breadth of topics and some of the newer procedures. If you have strong opinions in the debate over the superiority of Verilog or VHDL then you may just want to skip straight to the comments.
"Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks us through the entire process, from conception through mass production."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Dell working on a next-gen firewall with 120Gbps deep packet inspection @ The Inquirer
- Samsung talks up new flexible AMOLED technology @ DigiTimes
- Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade from Windows XP @ The Inquirer