TSMC 2021 Technical Symposium Actions Speak Louder Than Words

TSMC 2021 Technical Symposium Actions Speak Louder Than Words
by Daniel Nenni on 06-01-2021 at 1:00 pm

TSMC Symposium 2021

The TSMC Symposium kicked of today. I will share my general thoughts while Tom Dillinger will do deep dives on the technology side. The event started with a keynote by TSMC CEO CC Wei followed by technology presentations by the TSMC executive staff.

C.C. Wei introduced a new sound bite this year that really resonated with me and that… Read More


WEBINAR: What Makes SoC Compiler The Shortest Path from SoC Design Specification to Logic Synthesis?

WEBINAR: What Makes SoC Compiler The Shortest Path from SoC Design Specification to Logic Synthesis?
by Daniel Nenni on 05-24-2021 at 6:00 am

SoC compiler puzzle

Defacto SoC Compiler whose 9.0 release was announced recently automates the SoC design creation from the first project specifications. It covers register handling, IP and connectivity insertion at RTL, UPF and SDC file generation right to logic synthesis. As part of the generation process of RTL and design collaterals, basic… Read More


CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C EDA

CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C EDA
by Daniel Nenni on 05-21-2021 at 6:00 am

Toshio Nakama SemiWiki

Toshio Nakama is the founder and the CEO of S2C and also a strong advocate of FPGA accelerated ASIC/SoC design methodology. Mr. Nakama devotes much of his time in promoting scalable Prototyping/Emulation hardware architecture and defining automated software specifications. He first started his career at Altera in 1997 and … Read More


NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads

NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads
by Daniel Nenni on 05-19-2021 at 6:00 am

NetApp Cloud Bursting

Why burst EDA workloads to the cloud
Time to market challenges are nothing new to those of us who have worked in the semiconductor industry.  Each process node brings new opportunities s along with increasingly complex design challenges. 7nm, 5nm and 3nm process nodes have introduced scale, growth, and data challenges at a level… Read More


Webinar: Challenges in creating large High Performance Compute SoCs in advanced geometries

Webinar: Challenges in creating large High Performance Compute SoCs in advanced geometries
by Daniel Nenni on 05-17-2021 at 6:00 am

Sondrel Webinar 1

When we think about Compute and AI SoCs, we often focus on the huge numbers of calculations being carried out every second, and the ingenious IPs that are able to reach such high levels of performance. However, there also exists a significant challenge in keeping the vast quantities of data flowing around the chip which is solved … Read More


COO Interview: Michiel Ligthart of Verific

COO Interview: Michiel Ligthart of Verific
by Daniel Nenni on 05-14-2021 at 6:00 am

Michiel Ligthart wpcf 120x170

Today, Semiwiki profiles Verific Design Automation, perhaps the most popular company at DAC (when it’s an in-person event) because of its giveaway –– a 10”stuffed giraffe for anyone who walks up to its booth and listens to its story.

But, Verific is also a popular EDA company for more reasons than its tradeshow  giveaway.… Read More


CEO Interview: Srinath Anantharaman of Cliosoft

CEO Interview: Srinath Anantharaman of Cliosoft
by Daniel Nenni on 05-07-2021 at 6:00 am

srinath square

Srinath Anantharaman founded Cliosoft in 1997 and serves as the company’s CEO.  He has over 40 years of software engineering and management experience in the EDA industry.  Srinath graduated with a Bachelor of Technology from IIT/Kanpur and MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis.

The last time we talked to you was 2017. Read More


CEO Interview: Rich Weber of Semifore, Inc.

CEO Interview: Rich Weber of Semifore, Inc.
by Daniel Nenni on 04-30-2021 at 6:00 am

Rich Weber

Rich Weber co-founded Semifore in 2006 with Jamsheed Agahi. Rich has a long history of complex chip and system design at companies including Data General, Stardent, Silicon Graphics, StratumOne and Cisco Systems. He received an MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.… Read More


CEO Interview: Dr. Rick Shen of eMemory

CEO Interview: Dr. Rick Shen of eMemory
by Daniel Nenni on 04-23-2021 at 6:00 am

eMemory Business Model

Dr. Shen has been President of eMemory Technology since 2009, succeeding Dr. Charles Hsu. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Shen held various management positions within the company, overseeing Technology Development, founding the Customer Service team, supervising Technology & IP services, and the company’s technology… Read More


Demystifying Angel Investing

Demystifying Angel Investing
by Daniel Nenni on 04-19-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Catalyst

Recently we published the article Semiconductor Startups – Are they back? which went SemiWiki viral with 30k+ views. It’s certainly a sign of the times with M&A activity still running at a brisk rate. During the day I help emerging companies with business development including raising money and sell-side acquisitions… Read More