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Selecting custom ESD IP for your next IC

Fabless semiconductor companies usually use third-party IP blocks when developing ICs. An important IP is on-chip ESD protection. Caution must be exercised in choosing the right ESD IP to avoid patent infringement and inefficient ESD clamps. Thomas Ako made a presentation about the IP selection process on the 2021 IP-SOC event in Grenoble in December 2021.
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2022 Semiconductor Industry Outlook

It’s Christmas 2021. The semiconductor industry is flooded with income: all fabs run at or above maximum capacity, volumes are in short supply while prices of wafers and ICs are floating up. Electronics are everywhere in our lock-down offices and private homes, and in many other systems and services that all of us use (almost)[...]
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