Semifore is Supplying Pain Relief for Some World-Changing Applications

Semifore is Supplying Pain Relief for Some World-Changing Applications
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-23-2022 at 8:00 am

Semifore is Supplying Pain Relief for Some World Changing Applications

In a recent post, I discussed how Samtec is fueling the AI revolution. In that post, I talked about how smart everything seems to be everywhere, changing the way we work, the way we think about our health and ultimately improving life on the planet. These are lofty statements, but the evidence is growing that the newest wave of applications… Read More


Samtec is Fueling the AI Revolution

Samtec is Fueling the AI Revolution
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-07-2022 at 6:00 am

Samtec is Fueling the AI Revolution

It’s all around us. The pervasive use of AI is changing our world. From planetary analysis of weather patterns to monitoring your vital statistics to assess health, it seems as though smart everything is everywhere. Much has been written about the profound impact AI is having on our lives and society. Everyone seems to agree that… Read More


Webinar: Semifore Offers Three Perspectives on System Design Challenges

Webinar: Semifore Offers Three Perspectives on System Design Challenges
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-06-2022 at 10:00 am

Webinar 400X400

The exponential increase in design complexity is a popular topic these days. In fact, it’s been a topic of discussion for a very long time. The explosion of chip and system design complexity over the past ten years has become legendary and haunts many of us daily. A lot of the complexity we face has to do with coordinating across an ever-increasing… Read More


A Solid Methodology is the Margin of Victory

A Solid Methodology is the Margin of Victory
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-02-2022 at 6:00 am

A Solid Methodology is the Margin of Victory

Designing complex systems is difficult. It seems to me that the difficulty has increased at a rate that is more exponential than linear with design complexity. Some version of Moore’s law for design is at work. The challenges for advanced designs just seem to keep mounting. A new item that is top of mind for many executives is the talent… Read More


A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-26-2022 at 6:00 am

A Look at the PCIe Standard – the Silent Partner of Innovation

Let’s face it. Standards aren’t always exciting, and the process of ratifying new versions can be time-consuming and tedious. Regardless, we all know standards are the glue that bind many ecosystems and without them the technology world would be good measure more chaotic. Standards come in many versions, with various amounts… Read More


The Silent Revolution is Underway, and Semifore is at its Epicenter

The Silent Revolution is Underway, and Semifore is at its Epicenter
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-21-2022 at 10:00 am

The Silent Revolution is Underway and Semifore is at its Epicenter

There is a major shift in innovation occurring all around us. We see the results every day.  We can interact with them in an easier, more intuitive way. They deliver insights about our health and our daily habits. All this can be categorized as a move towards Smart Everything – ubiquitous machine-assisted intelligence for the good… Read More


Silicon Catalyst Angels Turns Three – The Remarkable Backstory of This Semiconductor Focused Investment Group

Silicon Catalyst Angels Turns Three – The Remarkable Backstory of This Semiconductor Focused Investment Group
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-13-2022 at 8:00 am

Silicon Catalyst Angels Turns Three – The Remarkable Backstory of This Semiconductor Focused Investment Group

The Silicon Catalyst Angels investment group recently announced the completion of three years of operation. There are great statistics associated with the organization and its financial results.  This includes an over 4X increase in members since inception and an impressive list of investments. One of the noteworthy attributes… Read More


Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-18-2022 at 10:00 am

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real World Case Studies

Are 112G PAM4 channels in one of your current or future designs? If you’re focusing on advanced products, the answer is likely YES. Design of these channels is quite challenging. Silicon design, SerDes, PCB traces, and interconnect all need to be balanced to achieve success. As they say, getting there is half the fun. An upcoming… Read More


A MasterClass in Signal Path Design with Samtec’s Scott McMorrow

A MasterClass in Signal Path Design with Samtec’s Scott McMorrow
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-25-2022 at 10:00 am

Samtec Flyover Technology

We all know signal integrity and power integrity are becoming more important for advanced design. Like package engineering, the obscure and highly technical art of SI/PI optimization has taken center stage in the design process. And the folks who command expertise in these areas have become the rock stars of the design team. I … Read More


Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig

Passion for Innovation – an Interview with Samtec’s Keith Guetig
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-03-2022 at 6:00 am

Keith Guetig

There’s a lot to be said for staying power. I’ve met many people in my career who simply resonate with a company – their products, culture, and direction. People like this build an organic knowledge of the company’s products and its customers. They contribute to a culture that helps enable great companies. Keith Guetig is one such… Read More