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Fast Path to Baby Llama BringUp at the Edge

Fast Path to Baby Llama BringUp at the Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 09-26-2023 at 10:00 am

Baby Llama min

Tis the season for transformer-centric articles apparently – this is my third within a month. Clearly this is a domain with both great opportunities and challenges: extending large language model (LLM) potential to new edge products and revenue opportunities, with unbounded applications and volumes yet challenges in meeting… Read More


Optimizing Shift-Left Physical Verification Flows with Calibre

Optimizing Shift-Left Physical Verification Flows with Calibre
by Peter Bennet on 09-26-2023 at 6:00 am

Shift-left with Calibre

Advanced process nodes create challenges for EDA both in handling ever larger designs and increasing design process complexity.

Shift-left design methodologies for design cycle time compression are one response to this. And this has also forced some rethinking about how to build and optimize design tools and flows.

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Power Analysis from Software to Architecture to Signoff

Power Analysis from Software to Architecture to Signoff
by Daniel Payne on 09-25-2023 at 10:00 am

power analysis min

SoC designs use many levels of design abstraction during their journey from ideation to implementation, and now it’s possible to perform power analysis quite early in the design process. I had a call with William Ruby, Director of Porduct Marketing – Synopsys Low Power Solution to hear what they’ve engineered… Read More


WEBINAR: Why Rigorous Testing is So Important for PCI Express 6.0

WEBINAR: Why Rigorous Testing is So Important for PCI Express 6.0
by Daniel Nenni on 09-25-2023 at 8:00 am

PCIe IO bandwidth doubles every 3 years

In the age of rapid technological innovation, hyperscale datacenters are evolving at a breakneck pace. With the continued advancements in CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, and switches, faster data transfers are now paramount. At the forefront of this advancement is PCI Express (PCIe®), which has become the de-facto standard of interconnect… Read More


TSMC’s First US Fab

TSMC’s First US Fab
by Daniel Nenni on 09-25-2023 at 6:00 am

WaferTech TSMC

TSMC originally brought the pure-play foundry business to the United States in 1996 through a joint venture with customers Altera, Analog Devices, ISSI, and private investors (no government money). Altera is now part of Intel but ADI is still a top TSMC customer and enthusiastic supporter. I have seen the ADI CEO Vincent Roche … Read More


Podcast EP183: The Science and Process of Semiconductor Innovation with Milind Weling

Podcast EP183: The Science and Process of Semiconductor Innovation with Milind Weling
by Daniel Nenni on 09-22-2023 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Milind Weling, the Head of Device and Lab to Fab Realization and co-founder of the neuro-inspired Computing Incubator of EMD Electronics. Previously he was senior vice president for Intermolecular. He led customer programs and operations where he drove the discovery and optimization of new materials, integrated… Read More


Semiconductor Devices: 3 Tricks to Device Innovation

Semiconductor Devices: 3 Tricks to Device Innovation
by Milind Welling on 09-22-2023 at 8:00 am

Semiconductor Devices 3 Tricks to Device Innovation 1

The semiconductor industry’s incredible juggernaut has been powered by device innovations at its very core. Moreover, present-day enterprises encounter immense competitive pressures and innovations are a key differentiator to maintain their competitive edge1.

“It wasn’t that Microsoft was so brilliant or cleverRead More


CEO Interview: Dr. Tung-chieh Chen of Maxeda

CEO Interview: Dr. Tung-chieh Chen of Maxeda
by Daniel Nenni on 09-22-2023 at 6:00 am

Dr. Tung chieh Chen of Maxeda

Dr. Tung-chieh Chen has been serving as the CEO of Maxeda Technology since 2015. In 2021, at DAC, the largest EDA conference, Dr. Chen was honored with the Under-40 Innovators Award in recognition of his exceptional achievements and contributions to EDA development. He is the infrastructure designer of NTUplace, a circuit placer… Read More


Nvidia Number One in 2023

Nvidia Number One in 2023
by Bill Jewell on 09-21-2023 at 8:00 pm

Nvidia number one in 2023

Nvidia will likely become the largest semiconductor company for the year 2023. We at Semiconductor Intelligence (SC-IQ) estimate Nvidia’s total 2023 revenue will be about $52.9 billion, passing previous number one Intel at an estimated $51.6 billion. Nvidia’s 2023 revenue will be almost double its 2022 revenue on the strength… Read More


Cadence Tensilica Spins Next Upgrade to LX Architecture

Cadence Tensilica Spins Next Upgrade to LX Architecture
by Bernard Murphy on 09-21-2023 at 6:00 am

Xtensa LX8 processor

When considering SoC architectures it is easy to become trapped in simple narratives. These assume the center of compute revolves around a central core or core cluster, typically Arm, more recently perhaps a RISC-V option. Throw in an accelerator or two and the rest is detail. But for today’s competitive products that view is a … Read More