CEO Interview: Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA

CEO Interview: Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA
by Daniel Nenni on 08-12-2022 at 6:00 am

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Kai Beckmann is a Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and the CEO of Electronics. He is responsible for the Electronics business sector, which he has been leading since September 2017. In October 2018, Kai Beckmann also took over the responsibility for the Darmstadt site and In-house Consulting. In… Read More


Intel and TSMC do not Slow 3nm Expansion

Intel and TSMC do not Slow 3nm Expansion
by Daniel Nenni on 08-09-2022 at 10:00 am

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The media has gone wild over a false report that Intel and TSMC are slowing down 3nm. It is all about sensationalism and getting clicks no matter what damage is done to the hardworking semiconductor people, companies and industry as a whole. And like lemmings jumping off a cliff, other less reputable media outlets perpetuated this… Read More


Chiplets at the Design Automation Conference with OpenFive

Chiplets at the Design Automation Conference with OpenFive
by Daniel Nenni on 08-02-2022 at 10:00 am

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SemiWiki has been tracking the popularity of chiplets for two years now so it was not surprising to see that they played a key role at DAC. The other trend we foresaw was that the ASIC companies would be early chiplet adopters and that has proven true. One of the more vocal proponents of chiplets at DAC#59 was OpenFive, a 17+ year spec-to-silicon… Read More


The Turn of Moore’s Law from Space to Time

The Turn of Moore’s Law from Space to Time
by Daniel Nenni on 07-29-2022 at 6:00 am

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“It’s time for the big ship of Moore’s Law to make a turn from space to time” is a nonconformist message that surprised me when I read the book “The Turn of Moore’s Law from Space to Time” by Mr. Liming Xiu.

As a forty-year veteran and as an author of several books on the semiconductor industry myself, I am quite familiar with all contemporary… Read More


Intel Lands Top TSMC Customer

Intel Lands Top TSMC Customer
by Daniel Nenni on 07-25-2022 at 2:30 am

Intel Foundry and MediaTek

Most people will be surprised by this but after working in Taiwan for many years I quite expected it. Intel Announced that MediaTek will use Intel Foundry Services for FinFET based smart edge device chips. MediaTek will start with Intel 16nm technology which originated from the legendary 22nm, the first commercial FinFET process.… Read More


CEO Interview: Jaushin Lee of Zentera Systems, Inc.

CEO Interview: Jaushin Lee of Zentera Systems, Inc.
by Daniel Nenni on 07-22-2022 at 6:00 am

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Dr. Jaushin Lee is the founder and CEO of Zentera Systems. He is the visionary architect behind the award-winning Zentera CoIP (Cloud over IP) platform that enables enterprises to dramatically accelerate their journey to Zero Trust security. Jaushin brings 20 years of management and executive experience in networking and computer… Read More


CEO Interview: Shai Cohen of proteanTecs

CEO Interview: Shai Cohen of proteanTecs
by Daniel Nenni on 07-15-2022 at 6:00 am

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Shai Cohen is an entrepreneur and industry veteran, with vast experience in building technology companies from the ground up. He is a co-founder and CEO of proteanTecs, which develops revolutionary Universal Chip Telemetry™ for electronic systems throughout their entire lifecycle. Prior to founding proteanTecs, Shai co-founded… Read More


CEO Interview: Barry Paterson of Agile Analog

CEO Interview: Barry Paterson of Agile Analog
by Daniel Nenni on 07-08-2022 at 6:00 am

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Barry Paterson is the CEO of UK-based analog IP pioneer, Agile Analog. He has held senior leadership, engineering and product management roles at Dialog Semiconductor and Wolfson Microelectronics. He has been involved in the development of custom, mixed-signal silicon solutions for many of the leading mobile and consumer … Read More


Altair at #59DAC with the Concept Engineering Acquisition

Altair at #59DAC with the Concept Engineering Acquisition
by Daniel Nenni on 07-07-2022 at 10:00 am

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The Design Automation Conference has been the pinnacle for semiconductor design for almost 60 years. This year will be my 38th DAC and I can’t wait to see everyone again. One of the companies I will be spending time with this year is Altair.

Last month Altair acquired our friends at Concept Engineering, the leading provider… Read More


Multi-FPGA Prototyping Software – Never Enough of a Good Thing

Multi-FPGA Prototyping Software – Never Enough of a Good Thing
by Daniel Nenni on 07-06-2022 at 8:00 am

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Building a multi-FPGA prototype for SoC verification is complex with many interdependent parts – and is “always on a clock”.  The best multi-FPGA prototype implementation is worthless if its not up and running early in the SoC design cycle, where it offers the highest verification ROI terms of minimizing the cost of bug fixes … Read More