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Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-08-2021 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is a unique startup incubator / accelerator that focuses exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including chips, IP, MEMS & sensors). The organization has an extensive support infrastructure that includes preferred access to IP, design tools, business infrastructure and fab/assembly. … Read More


Chips for America Act – Funding Failures & Foreigners or Saving Semiconductors?

Chips for America Act – Funding Failures & Foreigners or Saving Semiconductors?
by Robert Maire on 06-06-2021 at 6:00 am

Government Bailout

-A repeat of the auto industry bailout of self inflicted issues?
-Not just money but systemic change is needed
-Perhaps chips need an Elon led revolution like autos & space
-Govt $ need focus not thrown into existing spend avalanche.

 

Are chips a replay of the auto industry bailout a decade ago? Deja Vu all over again.

The… Read More


CEO Interview: Prakash Murthy of Atonarp

CEO Interview: Prakash Murthy of Atonarp
by Daniel Nenni on 06-04-2021 at 6:00 am

Prakash Murthy of Atonarp

Prakash Murthy is the co-founder & CEO of Atonarp, a leading molecular diagnostics company HQ in Tokyo Japan. Murthy has two decades of experience in engineering management and entrepreneurial ventures. Murthy also co-founded Inspiration Technologies and C2Silicon Software and served as the CEO of Core Solutions Inc.… Read More


Accellera Unveils PSS 2.0 – Production Ready

Accellera Unveils PSS 2.0 – Production Ready
by Bernard Murphy on 05-27-2021 at 6:00 am

PSSToolFlow min

I recently had a discussion with Tom Fitzpatrick of Siemens and Faris Khundakjie of Intel on the latest release of the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS). Faris chairs the PSS working group and Tom is vice-chair. In what follows I synthesize feedback from both, sometimes I call out interesting individual comments. My first… Read More


Functional Safety – What and How

Functional Safety – What and How
by Daniel Payne on 05-26-2021 at 10:00 am

Accellera FSWG min

I’ve written before about how the automotive industry adheres to functional safety (FS) as defined in the ISO 26262 standard, along with other SemiWiki bloggers. That standard certainly defines the What part of FS, however it doesn’t mandate how you meet the standard, what tools you should be using, file formats … Read More


Molecular Sensing for Semiconductor Etch Applications

Molecular Sensing for Semiconductor Etch Applications
by Tom Simon on 05-25-2021 at 10:00 am

molecular sensing

As process technologies have advanced, the difficulties in performing etch operations have increased. New structures and chemistries have created challenges in monitoring these complex operations. For instance, 3D-NAND structures call for high aspect ratio (HAR) trench etching. Likewise, in addition to involving Al, … Read More


Supply Issues Limit 2021 Semiconductor Growth

Supply Issues Limit 2021 Semiconductor Growth
by Bill Jewell on 05-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Top Semiconductor Revenues 2021

Worldwide semiconductor shipments were $123.1 billion in 1Q 2021, up 3.6% from 4Q 2020 and up 17.8% from a year ago, according to WSTS. The 3.6% quarter-to-quarter growth was the highest for a first quarter since 1Q 2010, eleven years ago. The strong growth in 1Q21 implies strong growth in the following quarters and for the year 2021.… Read More


AMAT Nice Beat Strong Growth for Both 2021 & 2022

AMAT Nice Beat Strong Growth for Both 2021 & 2022
by Robert Maire on 05-23-2021 at 6:00 am

Applied Materials Q2 2021 1

-Strong beat & guide- WFE up in 2021 & 2022-$160B combined
-Taking share in conductor etch & CVD
-Traditional Moore Scaling – No More?
-Foundry Logic leads followed by DRAM with weak NAND

Nice beat & guide & raise
Applied reported revenues of $5.58B with GM of 47.5% resulting in non-GAAP EPS of $1.63. … Read More


NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads

NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads
by Daniel Nenni on 05-19-2021 at 6:00 am

NetApp Cloud Bursting

Why burst EDA workloads to the cloud
Time to market challenges are nothing new to those of us who have worked in the semiconductor industry.  Each process node brings new opportunities s along with increasingly complex design challenges. 7nm, 5nm and 3nm process nodes have introduced scale, growth, and data challenges at a level… Read More


Enhancing RISC-V Vector Extensions to Accelerate Performance on ML Workloads

Enhancing RISC-V Vector Extensions to Accelerate Performance on ML Workloads
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-17-2021 at 10:00 am

SuperCharge ML Performance

During the week of April 19th, Linley Group held its Spring Processor Conference 2021. The Linley Group has a reputation for convening excellent conferences. And this year’s spring conference was no exception. There were a number of very informative talks from various companies updating the audience on the latest research and… Read More