The number of technology options continue to grow for advanced packaging, including new and different ways to incorporate so-called silicon bridges in products. For some time, Intel has offered a silicon bridge technology called Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), which makes use of a tiny piece of silicon with routing layers that connects one chip to another in an IC package. In addition, Amkor, Imec and Samsung are separately developing silicon bridge technologies for packaging. Each technology is slightly different, but the idea is similar. Silicon bridges serve as an in-package interconnect for multi-die packages. They also are positioned as an alternative to 2.5D packages using silicon interposers. Like 2.5D, silicon bridges provide more I/Os in packages, which can address the memory bandwidth bottleneck challenges in systems. In 2.5D, dies are stacked or placed side-by-side on top of an interposer, which incorporates through-silicon vias (TSVs). The interposer acts as … [Read more...] about Bridges Vs. Interposers
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While there has been plenty of talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the workplace, so far the effects have been subtle and slow to reveal themselves, although the scale of the oncoming change is starting to become apparent. special feature AI and the Future of Business Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business. These and other AI technologies are about to multiply, and we look at how organizations can best take advantage of them. Read More The ability of computers to learn, rather than be programmed, how to carry out specific tasks puts a wide range of complex roles within reach of automation for the first time. While this fresh wave of automation is not yet widespread, today there are glimpses of how profoundly these new capabilities will change the nature of work: Amazon Go's cashierless supermarket where shoppers just grab what they want and leave, the thousands of Amazon Kiva robots that ferry goods to and … [Read more...] about AI in the workplace: Everything you need to know
The world today has evolved into a massive digital network, and it’s an ongoing battle for many organizations to stay connected and in communication with their trading partner networks. This complex nature of global business means technologies and requirements change without notice, and just when companies think they’ve found a tool that will work for them, a new requirement emerges.This also means supply chains are more global and connected than ever before, and just as complex given the rapid adoption of IoT-connected devices, RFID chips, GPS tracking, and other modern technologies. However, legacy systems supporting these networks often don’t integrate with one another and create organizational data silos. Central visibility into the information flowing within and beyond the four walls of an organization is limited, and gaining clearer insights into your supply chain cannot happen organically.And that’s too bad, because across the connected supply … [Read more...] about Digital transformation for the connected supply chain
Think about the most successful, widely scaled networks that let us function in today's world. No I’m not talking about internet service providers, I mean the Really, Really Big Networks. The ones that without which modern civilization would be very different. The telephone system. Intermodal containerized shipping. Air traffic control. And they all have one vitally important enabling element that made them all scalable: a Control Layer that is not intrinsic to the electronic or physical streams that make up the network traffic. For phones, it’s Signalling System 7, which has managed to run the world of voice calls for decades. For intermodal shipping, it’s container manifests. For aviation, it’s ATC. And they truly do, run the globe.What is a Control Layer?In the analog era, telephone calls were “switched” using tones that were sent along the same wires that handled the calls. This was known as in-band signalling. While usable with the technology of … [Read more...] about Data or metadata? For the IoT they’re both important
The footprints of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems seem to overlap — they both handle contacts and companies and lots of details about orders. Indeed, several ERP vendors claim that CRM, HR and the scheduling of executive golf outings are part of the ERP domain. Consequently, there is sufficient vagueness and confusion on these topics to …ahem… cloud the issue. Since there’s not much confusion about who uses ERP vs. CRM systems, let’s start there. The main users of CRM systems are in the sales and support organizations – they are ultimately customer-facing and they don’t do the actual work of producing and fulfilling orders (they just yell at the people who do that). In contrast, the ERP users are focused on the process and logistics of producing the widgets: factory managers, production schedulers, buyers, supply chain types and finance types. ERP users are … [Read more...] about CRM vs ERP: What’s the difference and which do you need?