Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Alchip is Painting a Bright Future for the ASIC Market

I’ve spent most of my career in the ASIC business. In 2003, Gartner predicted the ASIC market would grow to $16.9B. During that time, there were a number of startups building ASICs, but the applications were a bit specialized and aimed at new markets. Consequently, there was a lot of risk to build a chip startup and many ASICs either… Read More


ADVANCED CMOS TECHNOLOGY 2020 (THE 10/7/5 NM NODES)

ADVANCED CMOS TECHNOLOGY 2020 (THE 10/7/5 NM NODES)
by Daniel Nenni on 02-05-2020 at 12:00 am

Course Description:

The relentless drive in the semiconductor industry for smaller, faster and cheaper integrated circuits has driven the industry to the 10 nm node and ushered in a new era of high-performance three-dimensional transistor structures. The speed, computational power, and enhanced functionality of ICs based… Read More


Achronix Announces New Accelerator Card at Linley Fall Processor Conference – VectorPath

Achronix Announces New Accelerator Card at Linley Fall Processor Conference – VectorPath
by Randy Smith on 11-04-2019 at 10:00 am

This blog is my second blog from this year’s Linley Fall Processor Conference. The first two blogs focused on edge inference solutions. Achronix’s discussion was much broader than just AI/ML; it was about where FPGA’s have been going and culminated with a product announcement preview. I’ll get to the announcement in a moment, … Read More


Deep Learning and Cloud Computing Make 7nm Real

Deep Learning and Cloud Computing Make 7nm Real
by Daniel Nenni on 11-05-2017 at 7:00 am

The challenges of 7nm are well documented. Lithography artifacts create exploding design rule complexity, mask costs and cycle time. Noise and crosstalk get harder to deal with, as does timing closure. The types of applications that demand 7nm performance will often introduce HBM memory stacks and 2.5D packaging, and that creates… Read More


TSMC and ARM Serving up 7nm!

TSMC and ARM Serving up 7nm!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-15-2016 at 10:00 am

One thing I learned while writing the books about TSMC and ARM is that collaboration has always been at the core of both companies. They started with collaboration on day one and it is now a natural part of their business models. And the word collaboration in the fabless semiconductor ecosystem gets redefined at every process node,… Read More