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The Corellium Experience Moves to EDA

The Corellium Experience Moves to EDA
by Lauro Rizzatti on 10-25-2022 at 6:00 am

Corellium SemiWIki

Bill Neifert invited me to join him on Zoom recently to talk about his move to Corellium, a company known within the DevSecOps (development, security, operations) market. Developers and security groups use its virtualization technology to build, test, and secure mobile and IoT apps, firmware, and hardware.

Not knowing much … Read More


Arm 2022 Neoverse Update, Roadmap

Arm 2022 Neoverse Update, Roadmap
by Bernard Murphy on 09-27-2022 at 6:00 am

Neoverse update min

Arm recently provided their annual update on the Neoverse product line, targeting infrastructure from cloud to communication to the edge. Chris Bergey (SVP and GM for infrastructure) led the update, starting with a shock-and-awe pitch on Neoverse deployment. He played up that Arm-based servers are now in every major public … Read More


Arm Aims at Mobile Gaming

Arm Aims at Mobile Gaming
by Bernard Murphy on 07-14-2022 at 6:00 am

ARM gaming min

Clearly unfazed by the collapse of the proposed merger with Nvidia, Arm just announced products in support of, what else, mobile gaming. Nvidia turf. Of course Nvidia’s gaming strength is in tethered platforms or laptops. However, understand that 50% of video gaming revenue in 2020 came from smartphone games and that growth is… Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%

Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%
by Eric Esteve on 05-05-2022 at 6:00 am

Table IP 2020 2021 1

Design IP Sales reached $5.45B in 2021, or 19.4% YoY after 16% in 2020, on-sync with semiconductor growth of 26.2% in 2021 according to WSTS. IPnest has released the “Design IP Report” in May 2022, ranking IP vendors by category (CPU, DSP, GPU & ISP, Wired Interface, SRAM Memory Compiler, Flash Memory Compiler, Library and I/O,… Read More


Synopsys Tutorial on Dependable System Design

Synopsys Tutorial on Dependable System Design
by Bernard Murphy on 04-06-2022 at 6:00 am

Dependability

Synopsys hosted a tutorial on the last day of DVCon USA 2022 on design/system dependability. Which here they interpret as security, functional safety, and reliability analysis. The tutorial included talks from DARPA, AMD, Arm Research and Synopsys. DARPA and AMD talked about general directions and needs, Arm talked about their… Read More


Arm Shifts Up With SOAFEE

Arm Shifts Up With SOAFEE
by Bernard Murphy on 09-21-2021 at 6:00 am

SOAFEE min

We’re always hearing about shift-left, advances enabling system designers to start various aspects of their development and validation earlier. In support of this goal for automotive developers, Arm recently announced their Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE). SOAFEE is a software platform (with reference… Read More


The Arm China Debacle and TSMC

The Arm China Debacle and TSMC
by Daniel Nenni on 09-03-2021 at 6:00 am

Barnum and Baily Circus

Having spent 40 years in the semiconductor industry, many years working with Arm and even publishing the definitive history book “Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors in Our Devices” plus having spent more than 20 years working with China based companies, I found the recent Arm China media circus quite … Read More


Arm Announces Neoverse Update, Immediately Following V9

Arm Announces Neoverse Update, Immediately Following V9
by Bernard Murphy on 05-13-2021 at 6:00 am

Arm Neoverse Update

Among marketing principles, “Stay Visible’ must rank as one of the highest. Meaning that if you don’t have something new to announce on a regular basis, you disappear. Most important, among the people you hope to influence, you cease to exist. As true for small ventures as large, though small ventures struggle to understand or prioritize… Read More


Arm Announces v9 Generation – Custom, DSP, Security, More

Arm Announces v9 Generation – Custom, DSP, Security, More
by Bernard Murphy on 04-21-2021 at 6:00 am

Balance of Standardization min

This wasn’t as much of a big bang announcement as others I have seen. More a polishing of earlier-announced reveals, positioning updates, together with some new concepts. First, you probably remember the Cortex-X announcement from about a year ago, allowing users to customize their own instructions into the standard instruction… Read More


3DIC Design, Implementation, and (especially) Test

3DIC Design, Implementation, and (especially) Test
by Tom Dillinger on 12-20-2020 at 8:00 am

IO cell

The introduction of direct die-to-die bonding technology into high volume production has the potential to substantially affect the evolution of the microelectronics industry.  The concerns relative to the “end of Moore’s Law”, the diminishing returns of continued (monolithic) CMOS process scaling, and the disruptive effect… Read More