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


Webinar: Semifore Offers Three Perspectives on System Design Challenges

Webinar: Semifore Offers Three Perspectives on System Design Challenges
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-14-2022 at 10:00 am

Three Perspectives on the HardwareSoftware Interface – Whos Right

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


Silicon Catalyst Fuels Worldwide Semiconductor Innovation

Silicon Catalyst Fuels Worldwide Semiconductor Innovation
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-07-2022 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst Fuels Worldwide Semiconductor Innovation

Silicon Catalyst just announced the addition of six new companies to its semiconductor industry incubator. The focus areas for these companies is worth noting, as is the broad geographic footprint of the group. I’ll get to this detail in a moment, but first I’d like to step back a bit and take a closer look at this remarkable organization… Read More


ESDA Reports Double-Digit Q3 2021 YOY Growth and EDA Finally Gets the Respect it Deserves

ESDA Reports Double-Digit Q3 2021 YOY Growth and EDA Finally Gets the Respect it Deserves
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-18-2022 at 10:00 am

ESDA Reports Double Digit Q3 2021 YOY Growth and EDA Finally Gets the Respect it Deserves

 

It’s that time again. ESDA has recently released the numbers for Q3, 2021. Industry revenue increased 17.1% year-over-year from $2,953.9 million to $3,458.1 million in Q3 2021. The four-quarter moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four, rose 16.1%. Further, the companies tracked… Read More


Unlocking the Future with Robotic Precision and Human Creativity

Unlocking the Future with Robotic Precision and Human Creativity
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-18-2022 at 6:00 am

Unlocking the Future with Robotic Precision and Human Creativity

From the perspective of all time for recorded human history, the last 300 years (a blink on that time scale) has seen incredible, life-changing and world-changing advances. Water and steam-driven machines first showed up in the 1700s. This is often called Industry 1.0. Powered assembly lines in the late 1800s became Industry … Read More


Webinar: Investing in Semiconductor Startups

Webinar: Investing in Semiconductor Startups
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-14-2022 at 6:00 am

Webinar Investing in Semiconductor Startups

Investing in semiconductor startups is something Silicon Catalyst knows a lot about. During a time when venture funding for chip companies all but disappeared, this remarkable organization built a robust incubator, ecosystem, support infrastructure and funding source. Silicon Catalyst has assembled a top-notch management… Read More


Webinar: The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC, From IP to Interconnect

Webinar: The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC, From IP to Interconnect
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-01-2021 at 8:00 am

The Backstory of PCIe 6.0 for HPC From IP to Interconnect

PCIe, or peripheral component interconnect express, is a very popular high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The width and speed the standard supports essentially defines the throughput for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.  The newest version, PCIe 6.0 promises to double the bandwidth that the… Read More


Silicon Catalyst Hosts an All-Star Panel December 8th to Discuss What Happens Next?

Silicon Catalyst Hosts an All-Star Panel December 8th to Discuss What Happens Next?
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-29-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Catalyst Hosts an All Star Panel December 8th to Discuss What Happens Next

Each year, Silicon Catalyst assembles a panel of industry luminaries to discuss important questions about the future. The charter of the Silicon Catalyst Industry Forum is to: “create a platform for broad-topic dialog among all stakeholders involved in the semiconductor industry value chain. The Forum topics focus on technicalRead More