Cooley’s 11 Quickie Questions About Virtual DAC’20 Last Week!

Cooley’s 11 Quickie Questions About Virtual DAC’20 Last Week!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-02-2020 at 8:00 am

John Cooley DeepChip.

Just a little funny history, after I started my Silicon Valley Blog in 2009 several EDA CEOs bullied me into creating my own site to compete with John Cooley’s DeepChip.com. Competition is good, right? One good friend and CEO even suggested I call it DeepNenni.com. Thankfully we came up with something a little less awkward,

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CEO Interview: Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent

CEO Interview: Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent
by Daniel Nenni on 07-31-2020 at 6:00 am

Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent

Ljubisa Bajic is the CEO of Tenstorrent, a company he co-founded in 2016 to bring to market, full-stack AI compute solutions  with a compelling new approach to address the exponentially growing complexity of AI models.

What is Tenstorrent?

Tenstorrent is a next-generation computing company that is bringing to market the first… Read More


Designing AI Accelerators with Innovative FinFET and FD-SOI Solutions

Designing AI Accelerators with Innovative FinFET and FD-SOI Solutions
by Daniel Nenni on 07-29-2020 at 10:00 am

Globalfoundries AI Webinar Hiren Majmudar

I had the pleasure of spending time with Hiren Majmudar in preparation for the upcoming AI Accelerators webinar. As far as webinars go this will be one of the better ones we have done. Hiren has deep experience in both semiconductors and EDA during his lengthy career at Intel and now with a pure play foundry. He is intelligent, personable,… Read More


The Polyglot World of Hardware Design and Verification

The Polyglot World of Hardware Design and Verification
by Daniel Nenni on 07-23-2020 at 10:00 am

SemiWiki article

It has become a cliché to start a blog post with a cliché, for example “Chip designs are forever getting larger and more complex” or “Verification now consumes 60% of a project’s resources.” Therefore, I’ll open this post with another cliché: “Designers need to know only one language, but verification engineers must know many.”… Read More


Accelerating High-Performance Computing SoC Designs with Synopsys IP

Accelerating High-Performance Computing SoC Designs with Synopsys IP
by Daniel Nenni on 07-22-2020 at 6:00 am

Synopsys DesignWare IP

Semiconductor IP is one of the most talked about topics on SemiWiki. Always has been, always will be. Synopsys is also one of the most talked about topics on SemiWiki and IP is a very big part of that, absolutely.

After reading Eric Esteve’s latest IP Report I Googled around and found some interesting things. First, I found a Brief HistoryRead More


Perforce Software Acquires Methodics!

Perforce Software Acquires Methodics!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-20-2020 at 6:00 am

image press release perforce methodics

This has got to be one of the most interesting and disruptive EDA acquisitions I have seen in some time. Another one that comes to mind is Siemens acquiring Mentor Graphics. We have been covering EDA PLM companies since the start of SemiWiki and have worked with most of them. If I had to keep score I would say it’s about even but … Read More


CEO Interview: Anupam Bakshi of Agnisys

CEO Interview: Anupam Bakshi of Agnisys
by Daniel Nenni on 07-19-2020 at 8:00 am

IDS

Although much of the EDA industry has consolidated into the “Big 3” players, there are still plenty of smaller vendors in the market. In the earlier days of EDA, it seemed that most startups existed only until they failed or did well enough to be acquired. The industry has changed; there are now a number of notable companies that have… Read More


The Official SemiWiki Virtual DAC 2020 Must See List!

The Official SemiWiki Virtual DAC 2020 Must See List!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-17-2020 at 2:00 pm

57DAC Logo SemiWiki

This is going to be a record setting year for DAC content and attendance, absolutely!

My first DAC was in 1984 in Albuquerque New Mexico, right out of College, and I married my beautiful wife two months later. Thirty six DAC’s later I have four grown children, grandchildren, and the number one semiconductor design portal in the world.… Read More


Menta CEO Update 2020

Menta CEO Update 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 07-13-2020 at 6:00 am

vincent markus menta

What products are Menta offering today?
Menta is a semiconductor IP provider. We are the only proven European provider of programmable logic to be embedded inside customers’ SoCs and ASICs. This programmable logic is in the form of embedded FPGA IP. So, we offer our customers the possibility to have a small portion of their SoC as… Read More


Achronix Blog Roundup!

Achronix Blog Roundup!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-09-2020 at 10:00 am

Achronix Speedcore

Blogging is not an easy thing to do. It takes time, patience, commitment, and creativity. SemiWiki brought blogging to the semiconductor industry and many companies have followed. Very few have been successful with personal or corporate blogs but as a premier semiconductor blogger I have developed a proven recipe over the last… Read More