CEO Interview: Maxim Ershov of Diakopto

CEO Interview: Maxim Ershov of Diakopto
by Daniel Nenni on 09-24-2021 at 4:00 am

Maxim Ershov

Maxim is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur. His expertise is in physics, mathematics, semiconductor devices, and EDA. Prior to co-founding Diakopto, Maxim worked at Apple’s SEG (Silicon Engineering Group), where he was responsible for parasitic extraction. Before Apple, he was CTO of Silicon Frontline Technology,… Read More


WEBINAR: SkillCAD now supports advanced nodes!

WEBINAR: SkillCAD now supports advanced nodes!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-20-2021 at 10:00 am

SkillCAD SemiWiki Webinar

Originally containing a handful of commands to help with common layout tasks, SkillCAD has evolved into the industry standard for analog, RF and mixed signal design for customers using Cadence Virtuoso.  With over 85 customers worldwide and over 120 functions including the powerful, patented V-editor, metal routing and pin… Read More


The GlobalFoundries IPO March Continues

The GlobalFoundries IPO March Continues
by Daniel Nenni on 09-20-2021 at 6:00 am

Tom Caufield Pat Gelsinger

The GF Technology Summit was last week. It was virtual again this year but with a different format. It was a mix of live and recorded events which did include some cringe worthy moments but all-in-all it was well worth my time.

One of the biggest changes you will notice is the messaging. GF is no longer down in the technology trenches … Read More


CEO Interview: Gireesh Rajendran CEO of Steradian Semiconductors

CEO Interview: Gireesh Rajendran CEO of Steradian Semiconductors
by Daniel Nenni on 09-17-2021 at 6:00 am

Gireesh Rajendran

Gireesh Rajendran is a 2010 MIT TR35 winner from India. He holds 44 issued US patents in RF products and circuit techniques and co-authored 3 ISSCC papers. He completed his B Tech in Electronics from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India in 2000 and joined Texas Instruments. During his 13 years tenure in TI, he architected and… Read More


Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches

Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches
by Daniel Nenni on 09-13-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM Report

In recent years, one of the hot topics in chip design and verification has been continuous integration (CI). Like many innovations in hardware development, it was borrowed from software engineering and the programming world. The concept is simple: all code changes from all developers are merged back into the main development… Read More


CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog

CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog
by Daniel Nenni on 09-10-2021 at 6:00 am

Tim Ramsdale Agile Analog

Tim joined Agile Analog shortly after its formation in 2017, alongside Founder, Michael Hulse, with a mission to change the way Analog IP was designed and delivered. Before joining Agile Analog as CEO, Tim served as General Manager, Imaging and Vision at Arm.  He has experience of delivering products in wireless, consumer, infrastructure… Read More


Ansys IDEAS Digital Forum 2021 Offers an Expanded Scope on the Future of Electronic Design

Ansys IDEAS Digital Forum 2021 Offers an Expanded Scope on the Future of Electronic Design
by Daniel Nenni on 09-07-2021 at 10:00 am

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For those of you following the latest developments in electronic design it has become clear that the industry is transitioning through an inflection point that is shifting some of the ground rules of design. The increase in the speed and integration density in today’s systems are blurring the lines between chip design and system… Read More


The Arm China Debacle and TSMC

The Arm China Debacle and TSMC
by Daniel Nenni on 09-03-2021 at 6:00 am

Barnum and Baily Circus

Having spent 40 years in the semiconductor industry, many years working with Arm and even publishing the definitive history book “Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors in Our Devices” plus having spent more than 20 years working with China based companies, I found the recent Arm China media circus quite … Read More


CEO Interview: Veerbhan Kheterpal of Quadric.io

CEO Interview: Veerbhan Kheterpal of Quadric.io
by Daniel Nenni on 08-27-2021 at 6:00 am

veerbhan kheterpal

It was my pleasure to meet Veerbhan Kheterpal. Veerbhan has founded three technology companies and has full stack expertise spanning software to silicon across Edge & Datacenter applications. Currently, he is a CEO & co-founder of quadric.io, a company that has created a new processor architecture for high performance… Read More


Expanding Intel’s Foundry Partnerships: A Critical Piece of IDM 2.0

Expanding Intel’s Foundry Partnerships: A Critical Piece of IDM 2.0
by Daniel Nenni on 08-25-2021 at 6:00 am

Stuart Pann SemiWiki

One of the career Intel employees (33+ years) that Pat Gelsinger brought back is Stuart Pann. Stuart is now the Senior Vice President of the Intel Corporate Planning Group. He does not have direct foundry experience but he certainly knows Intel and Pat so it will be interesting to see where this goes.

Stuart recently penned an article… Read More