Photonic Computing – Now or Science Fiction?

Photonic Computing – Now or Science Fiction?
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-26-2024 at 6:00 am

Photonic Computing – Now or Science Fiction?

Cadence recently held an event to dig into the emerging world of photonic computing. Called The Rise of Photonic Computing, it was a two-day event held in San Jose on February 7th and 8th. The first day of the event was also accessible virtually. I attended a panel discussion on the topic – more to come on that. The day delivered a rich… Read More


Achieving Extreme Low Power with Synopsys Foundation IP Memory Compilers and Logic Libraries

Achieving Extreme Low Power with Synopsys Foundation IP Memory Compilers and Logic Libraries
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-22-2024 at 10:00 am

Achieving Extreme Low Power with Synopsys Foundation IP Memory Compilers and Logic Libraries

The relentless demand for lower power SoCs is evident across many markets.  Examples include cutting-edge mobile, IoT, and wearable devices along with the high compute demands for AI and 5G/6G communications. Drivers for low power include battery life, thermal management and, for high compute applications, the overall cost… Read More


Synopsys and Alchip Accelerate IO & Memory Chiplet Design for Multi-Die Systems

Synopsys and Alchip Accelerate IO & Memory Chiplet Design for Multi-Die Systems
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-15-2024 at 6:00 am

Synopsys and Alchip Accelerate IO & Memory Chiplet Design for Multi Die Systems

Multi-die system design is clearly gaining momentum. Part of this momentum focuses on chiplets and a chiplet ecosystem. A “building block” approach for design will work better if there is a way to get verified, quality building blocks in the form of chiplets. The recent Chiplet Summit became an epicenter for this topic. The conference… Read More


proteanTecs Addresses Growing Power Consumption Challenge with New Power Reduction Solution

proteanTecs Addresses Growing Power Consumption Challenge with New Power Reduction Solution
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-06-2024 at 6:00 am

proteanTecs Addresses Growing Power Consumption Challenge with New Power Reduction Solution

proteanTecs is a unique company, delivering electronics visibility from within. Its core mission is to enable the electronics industry to continue to scale. The company achieves this goal by first embedding on-chip monitors, called Agents, during the design process to generate deep data on the chip’s profiling, health, and… Read More


A Rare Offer from The SHD Group – A Complimentary Look at the RISC-V Market

A Rare Offer from The SHD Group – A Complimentary Look at the RISC-V Market
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-30-2024 at 10:00 am

A Rare Offer from The SHD Group – A Complimentary Look at the RISC V Market

The web is a wonderful place to find information on almost any topic. While top-level information is easy to find, a deep dive often requires the services of a market research firm. These organizations specialize in “going deep” on many technology topics, offering insights not available with a Google search. And these services… Read More


How Codasip Unleashed CHERI and Created a Paradigm Shift for Secured Innovation

How Codasip Unleashed CHERI and Created a Paradigm Shift for Secured Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-15-2024 at 6:00 am

How Codasip Unleashed CHERI and Created a Paradigm Shift for Secured Innovation

At the recent RISC-V Summit, Dr. Ron Black, CEO of Codasip unveiled a significant new capability to create a more secure environment for innovation. Rather than re-writing trillions of lines of code to solve the security problem, Ron described a much more practical approach. One that brought a research topic into mainstream deployment.… Read More


Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond

Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-10-2024 at 6:00 am

Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond

The world is abuzz with 3nm and 2nm technology availability. These processes offer the opportunity to pack far more on a single die than ever before. The complex digital systems contemplated will bring new AI algorithms to life and much more. But there is another side of the technology migration story.  With all that digital processing… Read More


Achieving a Unified Electrical/Mechanical PCB Design Flow – The Siemens Digital Industries Software View

Achieving a Unified Electrical/Mechanical PCB Design Flow – The Siemens Digital Industries Software View
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-28-2023 at 10:00 am

Achieving a Unified Electrical:Mechanical PCB Design Flow – The Siemens Digital Industries Software View

Let’s face it, designs are getting harder, much harder. Gone are the days when the electrical and mechanical design of a system occurred separately. Maybe ten years ago this practice was acceptable. Once the electrical design was completed (either the chip or the board) the parameters associated with the design were then given… Read More


SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co-Optimization

SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co-Optimization
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-26-2023 at 6:00 am

SPIE 2023 Buzz – Siemens Aims to Break Down Innovation Barriers by Extending Design Technology Co Optimization

Preventing the propagation of systematic defects in today’s semiconductor design-to-fabrication process requires many validation, analysis and optimization steps. Tools involved in this process can include design rule checking (DRC), optical proximity correction (OPC) verification, mask writing and wafer printing… Read More


Giving Back – The Story of One Silicon Valley Veteran’s Journey

Giving Back – The Story of One Silicon Valley Veteran’s Journey
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-22-2023 at 6:00 am

Giving Back – The Story of One Silicon Valley Veteran’s Journey

The concept of giving back is something many of us have contemplated. Giving back to the community or to support a particular cause. How to respond to those inquiries from our alma mater is another example. These conversations typically focus on giving money to provide needed support. As engineers, we are surrounded by a massive… Read More