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Don’t miss this Panel! Platform & Subsystem IP: Trends and Realities

Don’t miss this Panel! Platform & Subsystem IP: Trends and Realities
by Eric Esteve on 12-03-2012 at 10:01 am

If you pass by Grenoble tomorrow (Tuesday 4th Dec.) and go to IP-SoC 2012, then you should attend this panel at 4pm in the Auditorium (you can’t miss it, it’s the larger room at the registration level).

If you are Designer, Architect, Project Manager, Marketing… working for a chip maker, please prepare questions!… Read More


Is The Fabless Semiconductor Ecosystem at Risk?

Is The Fabless Semiconductor Ecosystem at Risk?
by Daniel Nenni on 11-18-2012 at 6:00 pm

Ever since the failed Intel PR stunt where Mark Bohr suggested that the fabless semiconductor ecosystem was collapsing I have been researching and writing about it. The results will be a book co-authored by Paul McLellan. You may have noticed the “Brief History of” blogs on SemiWiki which basically outline the book. If not, start… Read More


ICCAD at 30: Alberto Looks Back and Forward

ICCAD at 30: Alberto Looks Back and Forward
by Paul McLellan on 11-08-2012 at 8:10 pm

At ICCAD earlier this week, CEDA sponsored a talk by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli looking back over the last 30 years (it is the 30th anniversary of ICCAD) and looking to the future. As is always the case in these sorts of presentations, the retrospective contained a lot more detail than the going forward part. Clayton Christensen… Read More


Gustafson on Parallel Algorithms

Gustafson on Parallel Algorithms
by Paul McLellan on 11-05-2012 at 4:54 pm

At the keynote for ICCAD this morning, John Gustafson of AMD (where he is Chief Graphics Product Architect as well as a Fellow) talked about parallel algorithms. Like Gene Amdahl, whose law states that parallel algorithms are limited by the part that cannot be parallelized (if 10% is serial, then even if the other part takes place… Read More


Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers @ Renesas DevCon

Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers @ Renesas DevCon
by Holly Stump on 10-25-2012 at 9:03 pm

Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers” was the recent panel hot topic at Renesas DevCon2012, featuring Paolo Giustoof GM, Mark Ramseyerof Renesas, Marc Serughettiof Synopsys, Jay Yantchevof ASTC / VWorks, and Simon Davidmannof Imperas.
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The Auto Industry Speaks @ Renesas DevCon

The Auto Industry Speaks @ Renesas DevCon
by Holly Stump on 10-23-2012 at 9:00 pm


This year’s Renesas DevCon in Orange County, CA kicked off yesterday with an impressive lineup of speakers, record attendance, and an increased focus on automotive.

TheAuto Industry Speaks,” an Expert Panel organized by Martin Bakerof Renesas, featured:

  • Yoichi Yano, RenesasExecutive VP and Member of the Board, who early
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DAC: It’s the Last Week for Many Submissions

DAC: It’s the Last Week for Many Submissions
by Paul McLellan on 10-19-2012 at 2:36 pm

The deadline is coming up at the end of next week (technically on Monday October 29th for those of you who like real brinkmanship) for several aspects of DAC (not submission of papers for the conference itself) but most of the less academic-oriented things.

Proposals for:

  • Special Sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Panel sessions (in the conference
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IP-SoC 2012 Conference: don’t miss keynotes talk from Cadence, Synopsys, STMicroelectronics…

IP-SoC 2012 Conference: don’t miss keynotes talk from Cadence, Synopsys, STMicroelectronics…
by Eric Esteve on 10-17-2012 at 4:47 am

… Mentor Graphics, Design & Reuse or Gartner. The IP-SoC conference in Grenoble has been the very first 100% dedicated to Design IP, created by Gabriele Saucier 20 years ago, when “reuse” was more a concept than a reality within the design teams, and when Design IP was far to be a sustainable business.

Pr Gabriele Saucier had the… Read More


Kaufman Award Dinner at 50th DAC in Austin

Kaufman Award Dinner at 50th DAC in Austin
by Paul McLellan on 10-16-2012 at 8:05 pm

In past years the Kaufman award, the most prestigious in EDA, has been announced around September and presented during a dinner in October or November in Silicon Valley. EDAC and CEDA, the sponsors of the award, have just announced that this time the award dinner will take place in Austin at the 50th DAC following the early Sunday … Read More


Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories

Hynix View on New, Emerging Memories
by Ed McKernan on 10-10-2012 at 11:11 am


The recent (August) flash memory summit in Santa Clara had a session devoted to ReRAM as well as featuring prominently in the keynote address by Sung Wook Park of SK Hynix. The talk includes a summary of NAND’s well known scaling issues along with approaches to 3D NAND. It turns out that they are working on three different technologies:… Read More