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ASIC and FPGA Design and Verification Trends 2020

ASIC and FPGA Design and Verification Trends 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 10-28-2020 at 6:00 am

2020 Wilson Report Verification ASIC FPGA

Harry Foster and I started in semiconductors at the same time so it was great to reminisce while talking about the latest Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Trend reports. Before I get into the reports lets talk about Harry who is a verification superstar:

Harry is Chief Scientist Verification for the Design Verification… Read More


Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation

Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-27-2020 at 8:00 am

Siemens Ecosystem Workflow for Secure Trusted Digital Transformation

Introduction

For many years, I pondered the ultimate future of EDA. Companies such as Oracle, SAP and Dassault provide a huge array of enabling software infrastructure for the enterprise, including product design, mechanical design, project management and materials sourcing. But not for the all-important tasks of chip and… Read More


Arm Design Reviews add Mentor for Verification Review

Arm Design Reviews add Mentor for Verification Review
by Bernard Murphy on 10-27-2020 at 6:00 am

Arm Design Reviews

Arm and Mentor Recently announced that the Arm Design Reviews program now offers Mentor help in verification design reviews. I talked to Paul Williams (Sr Consultant and Verification Practice Lead at Mentor Graphics) and Peter Lewin (Dir. Mktg at Arm Partner Enablement Group) to get more insight into Arm Design Services, particularly… Read More


Synopsys Enhances Chips and Systems with New Silicon Lifecycle Management Platform

Synopsys Enhances Chips and Systems with New Silicon Lifecycle Management Platform
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-26-2020 at 6:00 am

Silicon Lfecycle Management

SLM.  It’s a TLA (three-letter acronym) that you’ll be hearing more about. It stands for silicon lifecycle management and it has the potential of re-defining the role of EDA in the entire electronics ecosystem. A working definition of SLM is “monitoring, analysis and optimization of semiconductor devices as they are designed,… Read More


Clarity 3D Transient Solver Speeds Up EMI/EMC Certification

Clarity 3D Transient Solver Speeds Up EMI/EMC Certification
by Tom Simon on 10-25-2020 at 8:00 am

Clarity 3D Transient Solver

Cadence made waves a while back with its innovative Clarity 3D Solver, a FEM solver for near field EM analysis. Now they are shaking things up with their new far field Clarity 3D Transient Solver. System level EMI and EMC analysis has often exceeded the limits of simulation tools, leading to expensive and time-consuming prototype… Read More


Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1,000X by 2029

Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1,000X by 2029
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-21-2020 at 7:30 am

Synopsys Teams with IBM to Increase AI Compute Performance 1000X by 2029

Anyone who frequents SemiWiki will likely know Moore’s Law. The prediction made by Gordon Moore over 50 years ago regarding the relentless increase in transistor density and reduction in cost has tracked well for a very, very long time. In recent years, there has been spirited discussion about the end of Moore’s Law. This is a discussion… Read More


The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!

The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-21-2020 at 6:00 am

GTC 2020 Lip Bu Tan

Hands down, without a doubt, the most interesting CEO in semiconductors is Lip-Bu Tan, founder of Walden Capitol and current CEO of Cadence Design Systems. If you want to talk about a man with a plan it’s Lip-Bu Tan.

Before we get into the fireside chat between Tom Caufield and Lip-Bu at the GTC 2020 Virtual event let’s do a quick biography:… Read More


Covering Configurable Systems. Innovation in Verification

Covering Configurable Systems. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 10-20-2020 at 6:00 am

innovation min

Covering configurable systems is a challenge. What’s a good strategy to pick a small subset of settings and still get high confidence in coverage? Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I continue our series on research ideas, here an idea from software testing which should also apply to hardware. Feel free… Read More


Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP

Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP
by Tom Simon on 10-19-2020 at 10:00 am

Synopsys MIPI IP

MIPI may have started out as a standard for mobile phones, but it has become very important for connecting cameras and displays in a wide range of other things such as cameras, computers, drones, VR glasses, IoT devices and cars. Along the way it has matured by adding important features to support new applications. Now when we talk… Read More


yieldHUB – Helping Semiconductor Companies be More Competitive

yieldHUB – Helping Semiconductor Companies be More Competitive
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-19-2020 at 6:00 am

yieldHUB webinar

The semiconductor industry is fiercely competitive. This is widely known by the SemiWiki community. When it comes to critical design parameters such as power, performance or area you’re either in the envelope that defines the market or you’re not a player. Yield management has a similar impact. Those who can stay ahead of the yield… Read More