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  1. Daniel Nenni

    Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang weighs in on the metaverse, blockchain, and chip shortage

    Always a good read, never bet against Jensen: Conversations with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang are always blunt and illuminating because he still likes to have freewheeling chats with the press. During the recent online-only Computex event, he held an briefing with the press where he talked about the...
  2. Daniel Nenni

    What's the quickest way to address the semiconductor market supply crunch?

    Renesas, also a big auto chip supplier also had fab issues: https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/renesas-semiconductor-fab-catches-fire-impacting-chip-production/
  3. Daniel Nenni

    Google’s AI approach to microchips is welcome — but needs care

    I think this is more ML than AI but progress just the same. I feel another semiconductor disruption coming, absolutely. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01507-9 Artificial intelligence can help the electronics industry to speed up chip design. But the gains must be shared equitably...
  4. Daniel Nenni

    TSMC considering first chip packaging plant in US

    The facility would be TSMC's first chip packaging plant outside of Taiwan so this is a very big deal. Chip packaging is an increasingly competitive field but TSMC is on par or even ahead of Intel and Samsung in a short amount of time. The big TSMC advantage is the tight collaboration with big...
  5. Daniel Nenni

    Strategy Analytics: Qualcomm and MediaTek Gained Share at the Expense of HiSilicon in Smartphone Apps Processors

    Trade Sanctions Hit HiSilicon June 10, 2021 08:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market posted a double-digit year-on-year shipment and revenue growth in Q1 2021, according to Strategy Analytics' Handset Component Technologies...
  6. Daniel Nenni

    Sequans Communications Adopts Cadence RF Solution to Develop Next-Generation 5G IoT Platform

    Highlights: Virtuoso Layout Suite EXL, including the EMX 3D Planer Solver, delivered 2X performance improvement over legacy solution Spectre X RF Simulator integrated into Virtuoso ADE Product Suite accelerated harmonic balance and significantly boosted simulation performance AWR VSS software...
  7. Daniel Nenni

    Intel is said to have made a $2B takeover offer for chipmaker SiFive?!?!?

    The majority of SiFive’s revenue is Openfive which was formerly OpenSilicon the ASIC company. That is probably the jewel in the crown.
  8. Daniel Nenni

    Intel is said to have made a $2B takeover offer for chipmaker SiFive?!?!?

    Intel is said to have offered to purchase SiFive for more than $2B. SiFive, a designer of semiconductors, has been talking to its advisors to see how to proceed, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited people familiar. SiFive has received multiple bids from other interested parties and has...
  9. Daniel Nenni

    MIPI Alliance Recognizes Members at 8th Annual Awards Ceremony

    Membership awards presented for outstanding work advancing the organization's specifications for mobile, IoT, automotive and other applications June 09, 2021 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops...
  10. Daniel Nenni

    Xilinx Acquires Silexica to Broaden its Developer Base

    June 10, 2021 03:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive computing, today announced that it has acquired Silexica, a privately-held provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools. Silexica’s SLX FPGA tool suite empowers...
  11. Daniel Nenni

    IBM seeks billions after GlobalFoundries drops chip effort

    https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/IBM-tells-its-version-of-how-a-fab-marriage-went-16236971.php "GlobalFoundries’ assurances and representations that it was strategically committed to High Performance technology for the long-term, and its representation and agreement that it would use...
  12. Daniel Nenni

    What's the quickest way to address the semiconductor market supply crunch?

    TSMC is certainly catching up! Taiwan Semiconductor reports revenue growth of 19.8% in May TSMC's May revenue Y/Y rose 19.8% and 0.9% M/M to NT$112.360B. YTD revenue advanced 17.1% to NT$586.085B.
  13. Daniel Nenni

    eMemory and PUFsecurity Join DARPA Toolbox Initiative

    eMemory and PUFsecurity to provide IP solutions to research teams supporting US defense research and development Hsinchu, Taiwan (June 8, 2021) –eMemory, the world’s leading supplier of intellectual property for NVM and security solutions at the semiconductor level, today announced a...
  14. Daniel Nenni

    Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 1.9% Month-to-Month in April; Annual Sales Projected to Increase 19.7% in 2021, 8.8% in 2022

    WASHINGTON—June 9, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $41.8 billion in April 2021, an increase of 1.9% from the March 2021 total of $41.0 billion and 21.7% more than the April 2020 total of $34.4 billion. Monthly sales are...
  15. Daniel Nenni

    IBM seeks billions after GlobalFoundries drops chip effort

    I'm looking into this but at first glance it reads like a shakedown. GF pivoted away from 7nm years ago and they just now bring suit? Right before the GF IPO? GF definitely got the better end of the IBM semiconductor acquisition but shame on IBM for doing the deal in the first place, absolutely...
  16. Daniel Nenni

    Automotive IC Marketshare Slips in 2020 After Steady Gains Since 1998

    After a 3% drop in 2020, the automotive IC market is forecast to surge more than 25% in 2021. In this month’s June Update to The McClean Report, IC Insights will present its forecast for IC usage by major product type and end-use application (i.e., computer, communications, consumer...
  17. Daniel Nenni

    What's the quickest way to address the semiconductor market supply crunch?

    What's the quickest way to address the semiconductor market supply crunch? Move your design to FinFETs: https://semiwiki.com/semiconductor-manufacturers/tsmc/299878-tsmc-and-the-finfet-era/
  18. Daniel Nenni

    IBM seeks billions after GlobalFoundries drops chip effort

    Never a dull moment in the semiconductor industry, absolutely: "This lawsuit is yet another attempt by GlobalFoundries to cover up its fraud and deliberate breaches of contract in failing to fulfill its legal obligations to IBM, including the development and supply of high performance...
  19. Daniel Nenni

    New Cadence Allegro X Design Platform Revolutionizes System Design

    Allegro X Platform Offers Unparalleled Integration and Technology Across Multiple Engineering Domains, Delivering Up to 4X Productivity Improvements over Traditional Design Tools Highlights: Integrated system design platform spanning engineering disciplines for both logical and physical design...
  20. Daniel Nenni

    Samsung Successfully Completes 8nm RF Solution Development to Strengthen 5G Communications Chip Solutions

    New 8nm RF chip architecture provides up to 35 percent increase in power efficiency and 35 percent decrease in logic area compared to 14nm RF Samsung Foundry 8nm RF process technology for 5G Sub-6GHz/mmWave Chip Designs (Graphic: Samsung) June 08, 2021 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time SEOUL...
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