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Arm Aims at Mobile Gaming

Arm Aims at Mobile Gaming
by Bernard Murphy on 07-14-2022 at 6:00 am

ARM gaming min

Clearly unfazed by the collapse of the proposed merger with Nvidia, Arm just announced products in support of, what else, mobile gaming. Nvidia turf. Of course Nvidia’s gaming strength is in tethered platforms or laptops. However, understand that 50% of video gaming revenue in 2020 came from smartphone games and that growth is… Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%

Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%
by Eric Esteve on 05-05-2022 at 6:00 am

Table IP 2020 2021 1

Design IP Sales reached $5.45B in 2021, or 19.4% YoY after 16% in 2020, on-sync with semiconductor growth of 26.2% in 2021 according to WSTS. IPnest has released the “Design IP Report” in May 2022, ranking IP vendors by category (CPU, DSP, GPU & ISP, Wired Interface, SRAM Memory Compiler, Flash Memory Compiler, Library and I/O,… Read More


Synopsys Tutorial on Dependable System Design

Synopsys Tutorial on Dependable System Design
by Bernard Murphy on 04-06-2022 at 6:00 am

Dependability

Synopsys hosted a tutorial on the last day of DVCon USA 2022 on design/system dependability. Which here they interpret as security, functional safety, and reliability analysis. The tutorial included talks from DARPA, AMD, Arm Research and Synopsys. DARPA and AMD talked about general directions and needs, Arm talked about their… Read More


Arm Shifts Up With SOAFEE

Arm Shifts Up With SOAFEE
by Bernard Murphy on 09-21-2021 at 6:00 am

SOAFEE min

We’re always hearing about shift-left, advances enabling system designers to start various aspects of their development and validation earlier. In support of this goal for automotive developers, Arm recently announced their Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE). SOAFEE is a software platform (with reference… Read More


Arm Announces Neoverse Update, Immediately Following V9

Arm Announces Neoverse Update, Immediately Following V9
by Bernard Murphy on 05-13-2021 at 6:00 am

Arm Neoverse Update

Among marketing principles, “Stay Visible’ must rank as one of the highest. Meaning that if you don’t have something new to announce on a regular basis, you disappear. Most important, among the people you hope to influence, you cease to exist. As true for small ventures as large, though small ventures struggle to understand or prioritize… Read More


Arm Announces v9 Generation – Custom, DSP, Security, More

Arm Announces v9 Generation – Custom, DSP, Security, More
by Bernard Murphy on 04-21-2021 at 6:00 am

Balance of Standardization min

This wasn’t as much of a big bang announcement as others I have seen. More a polishing of earlier-announced reveals, positioning updates, together with some new concepts. First, you probably remember the Cortex-X announcement from about a year ago, allowing users to customize their own instructions into the standard instruction… Read More


Folding at Home. The Ultimate in Parallel Acceleration

Folding at Home. The Ultimate in Parallel Acceleration
by Bernard Murphy on 11-26-2020 at 6:00 am

COVID spike protein min

You may have heard of Folding at Home. It’s a very creative way that a bioengineering team, based at Washington University in St Louis, are modeling the process of protein folding. Greg Bowman, an associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the university directs the project and presented at Arm DevSummit this year. … Read More


Better Speech Recognition by Reducing Babble

Better Speech Recognition by Reducing Babble
by Bernard Murphy on 11-17-2020 at 6:00 am

I’ve become a bit of a connoisseur of voice-based control, so when Chris Rowen did a pitch on Babble Labs at Arm Dev Summit last month, I wanted to listen in.  Chris was the CEO of Babble Labs, recently acquired by the Cisco Webex group where he’s now listed as VP Engineering of the Voice Technology Group. You should expect to see this… Read More


Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points

Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points
by Daniel Nenni on 10-30-2020 at 10:00 am

Nvidia Arm Acquisition 2020

Before founding SemiWiki I competed with Arm on many different levels throughout my career and I have had various business dealings with them since. SemiWiki also published the definitive book on Arm: “Mobile Unleashed” which goes deep into the history of Arm and the top SoC companies (Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung).… 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