Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos

Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-01-2021 at 6:00 am

Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos

This is a story of contrasts and counter-intuitive results. Perforce recently published a white paper discussing enterprise scalability – what it takes, why it’s important and what can get in the way. The discussion will shake up some long-held notions regarding effective project management. The results can be significant,… Read More


Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities for Startups Like Geegah

Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities for Startups Like Geegah
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-24-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities

SemiWiki has covered many aspects of Silicon Catalyst, from their business model to notable industry events and profiles of promising startups. You can get some perspective on the breadth and depth of Silicon Catalyst here. In this post, I’ll explore an aspect of the broader collaboration the organization is engaging in. It is… Read More


Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

I’ve spent most of my career in the ASIC business. In 2003, Gartner predicted the ASIC market would grow to $16.9B. During that time, there were a number of startups building ASICs, but the applications were a bit specialized and aimed at new markets. Consequently, there was a lot of risk to build a chip startup and many ASICs either… Read More


Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI

Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Data Orchestration Hardware Unlocks the Full Potential of AI

We all know that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are fundamentally changing the world. From the smart devices that gather data to the hyperscale data centers that analyze it, the impact of AI/ML can be felt almost everywhere. It is also well-known that hardware accelerators have opened the door to real-time… Read More


WEBINAR: 5 Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC

WEBINAR: 5 Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-10-2021 at 6:00 am

WEBINAR 5 Reasons Why a High Performance Reconfigurable SmartNIC Demands a 2D NoC

If you are involved in designing systems that process data, you’re going to want to attend this webinar. Practically speaking, this should include a large percentage of the SemiWiki readership. Since data is the new oil there are a lot of applications drawn to data and information processing. Before we explore this webinar, let’s… Read More


Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-08-2021 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is a unique startup incubator / accelerator that focuses exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including chips, IP, MEMS & sensors). The organization has an extensive support infrastructure that includes preferred access to IP, design tools, business infrastructure and fab/assembly. … Read More


Your IP Portfolio is Probably Leaking. What Can You Do About It?

Your IP Portfolio is Probably Leaking. What Can You Do About It?
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-13-2021 at 2:00 pm

Your IP Portfolio is Probably Leaking What Can You Do About It

This topic is inspired by a presentation at last year’s DAC presented by Methodics, now part of Perforce. The issues raised by the original presentation are still quite relevant in the current business climate. IP leakage is something everyone should consider as part of their normal business operations. Your design IP really … Read More


Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic

Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-10-2021 at 6:00 am

Samtec Keynote – Power Integrity is the New Black Magic

The Signal Integrity Journal recently held a half day Electronic Systems SI/PI Forum that included presentations from industry leaders covering key design topics for signal integrity and power integrity engineers. The event was sponsored by Cadence. The keynote for the event was presented by Istvan Novak, principal signal… Read More


The Juggernaut Continues as ESD Alliance Reports Record Revenue Growth for Q4 2020

The Juggernaut Continues as ESD Alliance Reports Record Revenue Growth for Q4 2020
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-13-2021 at 10:00 am

The Juggernaut Continues as ESD Alliance Reports Record Revenue Growth for Q4 2020

Apologies for the slightly hyperbolic title of this post. Webster defines Juggernaut as “a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path.”  Marvel Comic fans will recall the term also refers to a superhero nemesis. But I digress. The ESD Alliance recently announced its Q4 2020 ElectronicRead More


Webinar: Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud

Webinar: Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-07-2021 at 6:00 am

Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud

This is a story of strategic recursion. Yes, a fancy term. I just made up. If you’re not into algorithm development you can Google recursion, but the simple explanation is we’re talking about using the cloud to design the cloud. The story begins with Annapurna Labs, a fabless chip company focused on bringing innovation to cloud infrastructure,… Read More