Often, engineers will take advantage of CPI test chips to assess and address reliability risk, enabling proactive readiness for new metal stacks and interconnects. Challenges lie ahead, though, to improve the methodology's cycle times.
Engineers have a wide range of opinions about the status of their profession, so here are a few written responses that did not appear in the final draft of Electronic Design's 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey....More
Real-time data analytics has already improved manufacturing outcomes for fabless semiconductor companies. Now big data is coming to the aid of embedded and other electronic-systems designers to optimize performance and shorten time to debug....More