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Dave Lammers

Dave Lammers is a contributing writer for Solid State Technology and a contributing blogger for GF's Foundry Files. Dave started writing about the semiconductor industry while working at the Associated Press Tokyo bureau in the early 1980s, a time of rapid growth for the industry. He joined E.E. Times in 1985, covering Japan, Korea, and Taiwan for the next 14 years while based in Tokyo. In 1998 Dave, his wife Mieko, and their four children moved to Austin to set up a Texas bureau for E.E. Times. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dave received a master’s in journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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GF’s 12LP Process: Behind the Covers

A couple of nanometers counts for a lot in today’s semiconductor industry. In an earlier era, foundries would offer a…

  • Jul 11, 2018
  • Category: Semiconductors
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Milliwatts per Gigahash: Crypto Miner ASICs Look to 22FDX

The last couple of blogs I’ve written have looked at using the 22FDX® technology process for Internet of Things and…

  • Jun 7, 2018
  • Category: Markets
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Fins and FD-SOI are Complementary, VLSI Research Survey Respondents say

“There are far fewer bigots out there than there were two years ago.” Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSI Research Two…

  • May 3, 2018
  • Category: Markets
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Arbe Robotics Turns to 22FDX for Hi-Res Automotive Imaging Radar

High resolution imaging radar enables cars to sense the environment in all weather and lighting conditions to long, mid and…

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • Category: Markets
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22FDX Shows IoT Traction at MWC 2018

Competitors in the Internet of Things space are set to describe their chip designs at the upcoming Mobile World Congress…

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • Category: Markets
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GTC 2017 and the Future of Technology: Part 2

In all my years as a tech journalist, I’ve rarely been witness to a story as interesting as what is…

  • Oct 13, 2017
  • Category: Markets
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GTC 2017 and the Future of Technology: Part 1

When I was flying west to attend the 2017 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technology Conference, I couldn’t help but think of a trip…

  • Oct 6, 2017
  • Category: Markets
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2.5D Arrives for Networking Applications

Faced with bandwidth issues, networking companies are turning to interposers, HBM2 DRAM and leading-edge ASIC technology. When the big networking…

  • Aug 22, 2017
  • Category: Semiconductors
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A Bigger Role for Foundries in the Analog Market

A growing percentage of analog and mixed-signal ICs are being manufactured at foundries such as GLOBALFOUNDRIES. When it comes to commentary…

  • May 30, 2017
  • Category: Markets
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Choices Aplenty at the 7 nm Node

When I asked Gary Patton about the 7nm logic node, shortly after he started his new job as CTO, he…

  • Feb 15, 2017
  • Category: Uncategorized
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MRAM Meets Embedded

Now that magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) has reached the point — after more than two decades of development —…

  • Dec 6, 2016
  • Category: Technology
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FDX “Not a Niche” Technology

Of all of the numbers claimed for the GLOBALFOUNDRIES fully depleted SOI technology, the one that stands out in my…

  • Sep 22, 2016
  • Category: Technology
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Packaging Takes Center Spot on Innovation Stage

Packaging has emerged as one of the semiconductor industry’s most potent forms of innovation. As classical (geometric) scaling has become…

  • Aug 11, 2016
  • Category: Technology
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From Blue to Orange: One Year Later

The IBM Microelectronics Division became part of GLOBALFOUNDRIES on July 1, 2015. A look back at the challenges of bringing in 5,000 people and two fabs, and a look ahead (hint: it’s performance).

  • Jun 29, 2016
  • Category: Business
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RF Driving Next-Gen Processes

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is expanding its RF capabilities in two important ways: moving RF SOI manufacturing to larger wafers and a new…

  • May 16, 2016
  • Category: Technology
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A Technology Trifecta for Automotive

Today we are pleased to launch a new series on the Foundry Files featuring commentary from David Lammers, a veteran…

  • Mar 28, 2016
  • Category: Technology
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