Synopsys Crosses $5 Billion Milestone!

Synopsys Crosses $5 Billion Milestone!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-14-2022 at 6:00 am

Synopsys NASDAQ SemiWiki

“We intend to grow revenue 14% to 15%, continue to drive notable ops margin expansion and aim for approximately 16% non-GAAP earnings per share growth.”

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Synopsys is the EDA bellwether since they report early and are the #1 EDA and #1 IP company.  In addition to crossing… Read More


An EDA AI Master Class by Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus

An EDA AI Master Class by Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus
by Daniel Nenni on 08-19-2022 at 8:00 am

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I consider Dr. Aart de Geus one of the founding fathers of EDA and one of the most interesting people in the semiconductor industry. So it is not a surprise that Aart was chosen to attend the CHIPs Act signing at the White House.

Here is his current corporate bio:

Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys… Read More


The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!

The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-21-2020 at 6:00 am

GTC 2020 Lip Bu Tan

Hands down, without a doubt, the most interesting CEO in semiconductors is Lip-Bu Tan, founder of Walden Capitol and current CEO of Cadence Design Systems. If you want to talk about a man with a plan it’s Lip-Bu Tan.

Before we get into the fireside chat between Tom Caufield and Lip-Bu at the GTC 2020 Virtual event let’s do a quick biography:… Read More


ESD Alliance CEO Outlook Features Powerhouse Lineup

ESD Alliance CEO Outlook Features Powerhouse Lineup
by Bob Smith on 05-09-2019 at 2:00 pm

Just two more weeks before the 2019 CEO Outlook Thursday, May 23, at SEMI. If you haven’t registered yet, do so today. We’re expecting a full house as a result of our powerhouse lineup and networking opportunities.

That lineup includes Ed Sperling, editor in chief of Semiconductor Engineering, who will serve as moderator. Panelists… Read More


China Innovation Forum and ES DESIGN West

China Innovation Forum and ES DESIGN West
by Daniel Nenni on 03-15-2019 at 7:00 am

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I had a chat with Bob Smith, Executive Director of ESD Alliance, about the upcoming SEMI conference in China. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend which is beyond my comprehension. SEMICON in San Francisco is maybe 20,000 people which is the largest conference I attend. I’m not sure if the Design Automation Conference… Read More


AI and the Domain Specific Architecture

AI and the Domain Specific Architecture
by Daniel Nenni on 10-03-2018 at 7:00 am

Last month I attended the 2018 U.S. Executive Forum where Wally Rhines was one of the keynotes. I was also lucky enough to have lunch with Wally afterwards and talk about his presentation in more detail and he sent me his slides which are attached to the end of this blog.

The nice thing about Wally’s presentations is that they are not … Read More


TSMC GlobalFoundries and Samsung Updates from 55DAC

TSMC GlobalFoundries and Samsung Updates from 55DAC
by Daniel Nenni on 08-20-2018 at 7:00 am

One of my favorite traditions at the Design Automation Conference is the Synopsys foundry events (the videos are now available). I learned a long time ago that the foundries are the foundation of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem and your relationships with the foundries can make or break you, absolutely. I also appreciate … Read More


IP-SoC 2017: IP Innovation, Foundries, Low Power and Security

IP-SoC 2017: IP Innovation, Foundries, Low Power and Security
by Eric Esteve on 12-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

The 20[SUP]th[/SUP] IP-SoC conference will be held in Grenoble, France, on December 6-7, 2017. IP-SoC is not just a marketing fest, it’s the unique IP centric conference, with presentations reflecting the complete IP ecosystem: IP suppliers, foundries, industry trends and applications, with a focus on automotive. It will … Read More


Enabling a New Semiconductor Revolution!

Enabling a New Semiconductor Revolution!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-09-2017 at 7:00 am

According to semiconductor trade statistics, 2017 will be the strongest market since 2010 easily recording double digit gains causing the SOX Semiconductor Index to outpace NASDAQ and the other indexes. The question Wall Street people have now is: How much longer will semiconductors be an attractive investment? That question… Read More


TSMC OIP and the Insatiable Computing Trend!

TSMC OIP and the Insatiable Computing Trend!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-14-2017 at 12:00 am

This year’s OIP was much more lighthearted than I remember which is understandable. TSMC is executing flawlessly, delivering new process technology every year. Last year’s opening speaker, David Keller, used the phrase “Celebrate the way we collaborate” which served as the theme for the conference. This year David’s… Read More