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WEBINAR: Chipmakers can leverage generative AI to speed up RTL design and verification

WEBINAR: Chipmakers can leverage generative AI to speed up RTL design and verification
by Daniel Nenni on 02-29-2024 at 2:00 pm

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The subjects of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) permeate businesses and the public conversation.  It’s not without good reason!  While this emergent field of AI develops, it is now seen at a minimum as a valuable assistant, or, often, a dramatic accelerant to productivity, even to technical workflows.

As we’re … Read More


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


Arm Neoverse Continues to Claim Territory in Infrastructure

Arm Neoverse Continues to Claim Territory in Infrastructure
by Bernard Murphy on 02-21-2024 at 10:00 am

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After owning general purpose compute in cell phones and IoT devices, it wasn’t clear what Arm’s next act might be. Seemingly the x86 giants dominated in datacenters and  auguries suggested a bloody war in smaller platforms between Arm and RISC-V. But Arm knew what they were doing all along, growing upwards into infrastructure:… Read More


Cadence Debuts Celsius Studio for In-Design Thermal Optimization

Cadence Debuts Celsius Studio for In-Design Thermal Optimization
by Bernard Murphy on 02-21-2024 at 6:00 am

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Continuing the multiphysics theme, I talked recently with Melika Roshandell (Product Management Director at Cadence) on the continuing convergence between MCAD and ECAD. You should know first that Melika has a PhD in mechanical engineering and an extensive background in thermal engineering at Broadcom and Qualcomm, all very… Read More


Outlook 2024 with Dr. Laura Matz CEO of Athinia

Outlook 2024 with Dr. Laura Matz CEO of Athinia
by Daniel Nenni on 02-12-2024 at 6:00 am

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Laura Matz is also the Science & Technology Officer of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She has always been a key contributor to the growth in semiconductor materials, driving a strong R&D presence to enable business growth.

Laura is a strong advocate for young talent in science and engineering. As a leader, she builds … Read More


SOITEC Pushes Substrate Advantages for Edge Inference

SOITEC Pushes Substrate Advantages for Edge Inference
by Bernard Murphy on 02-08-2024 at 6:00 am

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You might not immediately see a connection between semiconductor substrate choices and inference at the edge. These technology layers seem worlds apart and yet SOITEC have a point. Edge AI has rapidly evolved from simple CNNs to now complex reinforcement learning systems and transformer based LLMs. Even when shrunk to edge footprints,… Read More


Expedera Proposes Stable Diffusion as Benchmark for Edge Hardware for AI

Expedera Proposes Stable Diffusion as Benchmark for Edge Hardware for AI
by Bernard Murphy on 02-05-2024 at 6:00 am

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A recent TechSpot article suggests that Apple is moving cautiously towards release of some kind of generative AI, possibly with iOS 18 and A17 Pro. This is interesting not just for Apple users like me but also for broader validation of a real mobile opportunity for generative AI. Which honestly had not seemed like a given, for multiple… Read More


What ChatGPT has to say about the Chiplet Summit

What ChatGPT has to say about the Chiplet Summit
by Daniel Nenni on 02-04-2024 at 12:00 pm

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Quite a few of the articles I now see about the semiconductor industry use AI. It is not hard to tell, especially for someone like myself, a 40 year experienced semiconductor professional who also writes. In the last 13 years (yes SemiWiki is now a teenager) we have published 9,058 blogs. SemiWiki was the first of now many semiconductor… Read More


CEO Interview: Jay Dawani of Lemurian Labs

CEO Interview: Jay Dawani of Lemurian Labs
by Daniel Nenni on 02-02-2024 at 6:00 am

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Jay Dawani is the co-founder and CEO at Lemurian Labs, a startup developing an accelerated computing platform tailored specifically for AI applications. The platform breaks through the hardware barriers to make AI development faster, cheaper, more sustainable, and accessible to more than just a few companies.

Prior to founding… Read More