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Filling the ASIC Void – Part 2

Filling the ASIC Void – Part 2
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-03-2020 at 6:00 am

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I concluded my last post on the topic with an inventory of the key attributes needed to fill the ASIC void created by the relentless consolidation in semiconductors. There were five items, as follows:

  1. Design and manufacturing expertise in a market that requires custom chips
  2. Differentiating IP and the skills to integrate it into
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Filling the ASIC Void – Part 1

Filling the ASIC Void – Part 1
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-27-2020 at 6:00 am

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It started slowly at first.  Then it began picking up steam. I’m referring to consolidation in the semiconductor sector. I had a front-row seat for what consolidation did to the ASIC part of semiconductor and that is the topic of this discussion. I was the VP of marketing at eSilicon, the company that invented the fabless ASIC model.… Read More


Reducing Your ASIC Production Risk!

Reducing Your ASIC Production Risk!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-23-2020 at 10:00 am

Delta Managing the ASIC Supply Chain

Managing the ASIC manufacturing is one of the biggest challenges of chip projects.

Building an ASIC supply chain requires specific expertise. Throughout the process you’ll be confronted with hundreds of decisions that will require specific knowledge in order to be addressed correctly, avoid costly mistakes and lose time. … 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


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


Selecting an ASIC package

Selecting an ASIC package
by Daniel Nenni on 05-29-2019 at 10:00 am

Semiconductor chip package technologies have evolved throughout the years to the point where hundreds of package types are available today. 

Most applications will require the more general, single-element packaging for integrated circuits and the other components such as resistors, capacitators, antenna etc. However,… Read More


Home Automation IoT Company Cuts ASIC Testing Costs

Home Automation IoT Company Cuts ASIC Testing Costs
by Daniel Nenni on 11-06-2018 at 11:00 am

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digitalSTROM develops smart home automation solutions providing users with superior comfort and a whole new style of living. Based on proprietary ASIC and software, digitalSTROM’s solutions connect electrical household appliances through existing power lines and enable an intelligent home via light… Read More