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
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.
SemiWiki… Read More
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
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 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
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
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 clever… Read More
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 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
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