I LOVE DAC SemiWiki 800x100 April 2022

Cybersecurity Threat Detection and Mitigation

Cybersecurity Threat Detection and Mitigation
by Daniel Payne on 05-16-2022 at 10:00 am

Embedded Analytics min

Every week in the technology trade press I am reading about cybersecurity attacks against web sites, apps, IoT devices, vehicles and even ICs. At the recent IP SoC Silicon Valley 2022 event in April I watched a cybersecurity  presentation from Robert Rand, Solution Architect for Tessent Embedded Analytics at Siemens EDA. Common… Read More


Bringing Prototyping to the Desktop

Bringing Prototyping to the Desktop
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-16-2022 at 6:00 am

Corigine MimicTurbo GT Card

A few months ago, I wrote about Corigine and their MimicPro FPGA prototyping system and MimicTurbo GT card solutions. That article went into the various features and benefits of the two solutions, with the requirements for next-generation prototyping solutions as the backdrop. You can access that article here. At 250+ employees,… Read More


Taxis Don’t Have a Prayer

Taxis Don’t Have a Prayer
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-15-2022 at 6:00 am

Taxis Dont Have a Prayer

Ever since the emergence of Uber and DiDi and Gett and Yandex and all the rest of the app-based ride hailing operators I have been worried about taxis. I had a sneaking suspicion that the ride hail operators were exploiting a loophole that put taxis at a disadvantage creating a mortal threat.

My suspicions were borne out by taxi driver… Read More


Podcast EP79: Alphacore’s Capabilities and Growth Plans with Ken Potts

Podcast EP79: Alphacore’s Capabilities and Growth Plans with Ken Potts
by Daniel Nenni on 05-13-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Ken Potts, Alphacore’s Chief Operating Officer. Ken has over 30 years of successful entrepreneurship in both Fortune 100 as well as emerging technology companies. Ken has held numerous executive and operational leadership roles in semiconductor products, semiconductor IP, and electronic design automation.… Read More


CEO Interview: Chuck Gershman of Owl AI

CEO Interview: Chuck Gershman of Owl AI
by Daniel Nenni on 05-13-2022 at 6:00 am

Corp with Backdrop

Chuck Gershman CEO is the co-founder Owl Autonomous Imaging, Inc. Chuck is a Drexel University College of Engineering inductee into the Alumni Circle of Distinction, the highest honor bestowed upon alumni. He has been honored as a finalist for CMP publications (EE Times) prestigious ACE award as High Technology Executive of… Read More


Semiconductor Crash Update

Semiconductor Crash Update
by Daniel Nenni on 05-12-2022 at 10:00 am

Semiconductors are Capturing Electronics

Earlier this year semiconductor oracle Malcom Penn did his 2022 forecast which I covered here: Are We Headed for a Semiconductor Crash? The big difference with this update is the black economic clouds that are looming which may again highlight Malcolm’s forecasting prowess. I spent an hour with Malcolm and company on his Zoom cast… Read More


Scaling is Failing with Moore’s Law and Dennard

Scaling is Failing with Moore’s Law and Dennard
by Dave Bursky on 05-12-2022 at 6:00 am

Scaling is Falling SemiWiki

Looking backward and forward, the white paper from Codasip “Scaling is Failing” by Roddy Urquhart provides an interesting history of processor development since the early 1970s to the present. However it doesn’t stop there and continues to extrapolate what the chip industry has in store for the rest of this decade. For the last… Read More


Podcast EP78: A Tour of DAC 2022 with Rob Oshana, General Chair

Podcast EP78: A Tour of DAC 2022 with Rob Oshana, General Chair
by Daniel Nenni on 05-11-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Rob Oshana, general chair of this year’s DAC. Rob is vice president of software engineering R&D for the Edge Processing business line at NXP.  He serves on multiple industry advisory boards and is a recognized international speaker.  He has published numerous books and articles on software engineering… Read More


Why Software Rules AI Success at the Edge

Why Software Rules AI Success at the Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 05-11-2022 at 6:00 am

flexlogix min

It is an unavoidable fact that machine learning (ML) hardware architectures are evolving rapidly. Initially most visible in datacenters (many hyperscalars have built their own AI chips), the trend is now red-hot in inference engines for the edge, each spinning new ground-breaking methods. Markets demand these advances to … Read More


High-speed, low-power, Hybrid ADC at IP-SoC

High-speed, low-power, Hybrid ADC at IP-SoC
by Daniel Payne on 05-10-2022 at 10:00 am

hybrid adc min

Andrew Levy and I both worked at Intel and Opmaxx, and I knew that he was now working at Alphacore, an IP company specializing in mixed-signal, RF, imaging and rad-hard applications. I was curious what Alphacore was up to, so at the IP-SoC Silicon Valley 2022 event I watched the ADC presentation from Ken Potts, COO of Alphacore. Mr.… Read More