Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce

Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce
by Daniel Nenni on 04-30-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Butler, founder of Methodics and Brad Hart, CTO of Perforce. We explore the acquisition of Methodics by Perforce, including motivation, strategy and a look to the future. We also discuss some of the history of Methodics and how they became successful.

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Podcast EP17: EDA, Semiconductors and the Future

Podcast EP17: EDA, Semiconductors and the Future
by Daniel Nenni on 04-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by semiconductor and EDA executive Jack Harding. Jack has a diverse career as a technology executive beginning at IBM with notable stops along the way, including taking Cooper and Chyan Technology public, taking the helm from Joe Costello as CEO of Cadence and most recently as the founding CEO of eSilicon,… Read More


Podcast EP16: Hyperscale Computing & Changes in the Datacenter

Podcast EP16: Hyperscale Computing & Changes in the Datacenter
by Daniel Nenni on 04-16-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Frank Schirrmeister, senior group director of solutions marketing at Cadence Design Systems, Frank has extensive experience in complex system design from his work at companies such as Cadence, Synopsys, Imperas and ChipVision. He has also advised Vayavya Labs and CriticalBlue.

Dan and Frank discuss the many… Read More


Podcast EP15: The Birth of Dynamically Reconfigurable Computing

Podcast EP15: The Birth of Dynamically Reconfigurable Computing
by Daniel Nenni on 04-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Geoff Tate, founding CEO of Flex Logix. Geoff has a storied career in semiconductors that includes over ten years at AMD, ending as senior VP, microprocessors and logic. Following AMD, Geoff was founding CEO of Rambus, growing the company from four people to IPO with a $2 billion market cap.

As co-founder… Read More


Podcast EP13: The Three Pillars of Verification with Adnan Hamid

Podcast EP13: The Three Pillars of Verification with Adnan Hamid
by Daniel Nenni on 03-26-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan goes on a scenic tour of verification with Adnan Hamid, founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems.  We discuss the rather unusual way Adnan got into semiconductors and SoC verification. Adnan then breaks down the verification task into its fundamental parts to reveal what the three pillars of verification are and why … Read More


Podcast EP12: A Close Look at Intel with Stacy Rasgon

Podcast EP12: A Close Look at Intel with Stacy Rasgon
by Daniel Nenni on 03-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan takes an in-depth look at Intel with Stacy Rasgon, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, U.S. Semiconductors at Bernstein Research. Stacy is an unusual  semiconductor analyst as he holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT. His substantial technical knowledge allows for a deep dive on Intel that you will find refreshing… Read More


Podcast EP11: Semiconductor Shortages and the CHIPS Act Explained

Podcast EP11: Semiconductor Shortages and the CHIPS Act Explained
by Daniel Nenni on 03-12-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Terry Daly for a thoughtful and informative overview of global semiconductor supply challenges and an excellent overview of the CHIPS for America Act, an ambitious piece of US legislation aimed at establishing investments and incentives to support U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research and development,… Read More


Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA

Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA
by Daniel Nenni on 03-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are once again joined by Dr. Walden Rhines for an overview of the M&A scene for semiconductors and EDA. Wally discusses the periodic expansion and contraction of these markets along with the factors that cause these trends. Wally concludes with a view of the future.

Wally Rhines is widely recognized as an expert … Read More


Podcast EP9: Why Fabs and Fabless Matter

Podcast EP9: Why Fabs and Fabless Matter
by Daniel Nenni on 02-26-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley. Join us for a tour of the very beginnings of the semiconductor industry and the rise of the fabless movement. Beyond a historical perspective, Ray also discusses the importance of semiconductor technology and its impact on the world, governments and … Read More