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IEDM 2019 Press Lunch Exposed!

IEDM 2019 Press Lunch Exposed!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-10-2019 at 6:00 am

One of the many benefits of blogging for SemiWiki is the free conference passes and buffet lunches, absolutely. IEDM is one of the more prestigious semiconductor conferences, now in its 65th year, is being held at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco’s famed Union Square this week. This year more than 18,000 semiconductor professionals… Read More


WEBINAR: Analyzing PowerMOS Devices to Reduce Power Loss and Improve Reliability

WEBINAR: Analyzing PowerMOS Devices to Reduce Power Loss and Improve Reliability
by Daniel Nenni on 12-06-2019 at 6:00 am

The symbol for a PowerMOS device in a converter circuit schematic looks simple enough. However, it belies a great deal of hidden complexity. A single device is actually a huge array of parallel intrinsic devices connected together to act as a single high power device. While their gate lengths are small, as with many other MOS devices,… Read More


Webinar on coping with the complexities of 3D NAND design

Webinar on coping with the complexities of 3D NAND design
by Tom Simon on 12-03-2019 at 10:00 am

In order to beat Moore’s Law NAND Flash memories have moved from a planar topology to 3D construction. This allows for increased memory sized in much the same way a multistory building provides more building square footage on the same size building lot. Just like in building construction, adding a third dimension to the mix increases… Read More


Webinar Recap: IP Security Threats in your SoC

Webinar Recap: IP Security Threats in your SoC
by Daniel Payne on 11-28-2019 at 10:00 am

Three years ago my youngest son purchased a $17 smart watch on eBay, but then my oldest son read an article warning about how that watch would sync with your phone, then send all of your contact info to an address in China. My youngest son then wisely turned the watch off, and never used it again. Hackers have been able to spoof and hide Read More


Where has the ASIC Business Gone?

Where has the ASIC Business Gone?
by Daniel Nenni on 11-25-2019 at 10:00 am

As the traditional ASIC business disappears before our eyes with the recent divestitures and acquisitions, I have been asking questions amongst the fabless semiconductor ecosystem and am getting few answers.

Who or what is going to step in to enable start-ups and new to silicon systems companies with application specific chips?Read More


Top Three Reasons to Attend the Synopsys Fusion Compiler Event!

Top Three Reasons to Attend the Synopsys Fusion Compiler Event!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-22-2019 at 10:00 am

As a professional semiconductor event attendee I can pretty much tell if an event will be successful by looking at the agenda. What I look for is simple, customer presentations. Not company presentations or partner presentations but actual customer case studies presented by name brand companies. For this event Google, Intel,… Read More


WEBINAR REPLAY: AWS (Amazon) and ClioSoft Describe Best Cloud Practices

WEBINAR REPLAY: AWS (Amazon) and ClioSoft Describe Best Cloud Practices
by Randy Smith on 11-20-2019 at 10:00 am

ClioSoft has been working with the leading cloud computing providers running experiments on various EDA cloud architectures for a while now. One example of that was a project with Google I previously wrote a blog about, For EDA Users: The Cloud Should Not Be Just a Compute Farm. Since then, ClioSoft has also teamed up with Amazon … Read More


Webinar – IP for securing automotive systems

Webinar – IP for securing automotive systems
by Tom Simon on 11-19-2019 at 10:00 am

Modern cars have about as much in common with their predecessors as modern cell phones have in common with dial up land-line phones. Cars now are loaded with a bevy of electronics, some of which serve the convenience of the driver and others are essential for vehicle operation and occupant safety. With the introduction of sophisticated… Read More


Synopsys Fusion Compiler Delivers ARM Hercules-Samsung 5LPE Design

Synopsys Fusion Compiler Delivers ARM Hercules-Samsung 5LPE Design
by Daniel Nenni on 11-15-2019 at 10:00 am

There were many interesting presentations at ARM TechCon this year besides the keynote addresses by Arm, which were truly stunning for content and production value. One very interesting presentation was the talk given in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019, titled, Synopsys Fusion Compiler for Next Generation Arm HerculesRead More


WEBINAR: Which ASIC Manufacturing Method is Right for You?

WEBINAR: Which ASIC Manufacturing Method is Right for You?
by Daniel Nenni on 11-11-2019 at 6:00 am

Minimizing ASIC production costs is the goal of every company. The problem is that this requires extensive knowledge. You must understand the technical intricacies and the financial implications of multiple activities like wafer production, packaging and QA activities such as electrical tests.

Generally, the more your company… Read More