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SmartDV Shines in 2020!

SmartDV Shines in 2020!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-17-2021 at 6:00 am

SmartDV 2020

After an incredible year for SemiWiki I spent much of January breaking down 2020 with our sponsoring companies. Some had a down year, some had a flat year, but quite a few had remarkable years. One standout company is SmartDV which recorded a 51% revenue increase, so the important question is why?

Reasons:
SmartDV covers one of the… Read More


Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP

Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-16-2021 at 10:00 am

Cloud AI Accelerator SoC

Let’s face it, AI is everywhere. From the cloud to the edge to your pocket, there is more and more embedded intelligence fueling efficiency and features. It’s sometimes hard to discern where human interaction ends, and machine interaction begins. The technology that underlies all this is quite complex and daunting to understand.… Read More


Happy Birthday UVM! A Very Grown-Up 10-Year-Old

Happy Birthday UVM! A Very Grown-Up 10-Year-Old
by Bernard Murphy on 02-16-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM logo min

.The UVM standard was first released by Accellera 10 years ago this month and is now by far the leading methodology for functionally verifying logic designs, especially at the block level. As I write, DVCon fast approaches so I talked to Tom Fitzpatrick, Verification Technologist at Siemens EDA (Mentor Graphics) for a perspective.… Read More


CEO Interview: Sathyam Pattanam

CEO Interview: Sathyam Pattanam
by Daniel Nenni on 02-12-2021 at 6:00 am

Sathyam Pattanam

Sathyam has over 35 years of experience in company management, R&D management and software development in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) (mostly) and PCB Manufacturing. He has headed companies, global engineering and marketing organizations in Forture-500 and in startups companies to introduce innovative and … Read More


Need Electromagnetic Simulations for ICs?

Need Electromagnetic Simulations for ICs?
by Daniel Nenni on 02-11-2021 at 6:00 am

RaptorH in Virtuoso

Electromagnetic (EM) simulations have been performed on die metal structures since the 1990s. Originally, the analysis was restricted to a single device (e.g., a spiral inductor). The number of on-die devices simulated simultaneously grew with the increasing capabilities of the computers performing the computations. This… Read More


Do You Care About What You’re Measuring? Part 3: Industrial Condition Monitoring

Do You Care About What You’re Measuring? Part 3: Industrial Condition Monitoring
by Steve Logan on 02-10-2021 at 10:00 am

Industrial Condition Monitoring

Mountains over 10,000 feet capped with snow in the winter. Some of the deepest, clearest blue sky you’ll find in the United States. Farmlands of green in the spring. That was the view looking out the second story window from the most awesome conference room I’ve ever taken a customer meeting. Even if I didn’t immediately understand… Read More


A New ML Application, in Formal Regressions

A New ML Application, in Formal Regressions
by Bernard Murphy on 02-10-2021 at 6:00 am

A New ML Application

Machine learning (ML) is a once-in-a-generation innovation that seems like it should be applicable almost everywhere. It’s certainly revolutionized automotive safety, radiology and many other domains. In our neck of the woods, SoC implementation is advancing through learning to reduce total negative slacks and better optimize… Read More


Take Your Agile Release Process to the Next Level with Compass 2.0.1 and EssentialSAFe® from HCL

Take Your Agile Release Process to the Next Level with Compass 2.0.1 and EssentialSAFe® from HCL
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-09-2021 at 6:00 am

Take Your Agile Release Process to the Next Level with Compass 2.0.1 and Essential SAFe® from HCL

As I’ve discussed before, HCL Compass is a very flexible tool to define and manage development and release processes at the enterprise level. In HCL’s own words: Low-code/no-code change management software for enterprise level scaling, process customization, and control to accelerate project delivery and increase developerRead More


The Five Pillars for Profitable Next Generation Electronic Systems

The Five Pillars for Profitable Next Generation Electronic Systems
by Kalar Rajendiran on 02-08-2021 at 10:00 am

LifeCycle Insights PieChart

Although electronic systems design as a discipline has been around ever since electronics systems came into existence (and that was many decades ago), the design complexities involved and the demands and constraints placed on the systems have multiplied significantly since then. Recent research by LifeCycle Insights shows… Read More


Webinar: Electrothermal Signoff for 2.5D and 3D IC Systems

Webinar: Electrothermal Signoff for 2.5D and 3D IC Systems
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-08-2021 at 6:00 am

Webinar Electrothermal Signoff for 2.5D and 3D IC Systems

The move from single-chip design to system-in-package design has created many challenges. The rise of 2.5D and 3D technology has set the stage for this. Beyond the modeling requirements and the need for ecosystem collaboration to get those models, there is a significant challenge in understanding the data. The only way to truly… Read More