Accelerating AI-Defined Cars

Accelerating AI-Defined Cars
by Manouchehr Rafie on 02-28-2021 at 10:00 am

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Convergence of Edge Computing, Machine Vision and 5G-Connected Vehicles

Today’s societies are becoming ever more multimedia-centric, data-dependent, and automated. Autonomous systems are hitting our roads, oceans, and air space. Automation, analysis, and intelligence is moving beyond humans to “machine-specific” … Read More


Expanding Role of Sensors Drives Sensor Fusion

Expanding Role of Sensors Drives Sensor Fusion
by Tom Simon on 02-04-2021 at 10:00 am

CEVA Sensor Fusion

It is long past the time when general purpose processors could meet the needs of sensor fusion. Sensor fusion performs operations to process and integrate raw sensor data so that downstream processing is simplified and is performed at a higher level. When done properly it offers several other significant benefits such as lower… Read More


Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables

Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables
by Tom Simon on 11-26-2020 at 10:00 am

SRAM register files

SRAM is the workhorse for on-chip memories, valued for its performance and easy integration with standard processes. The needs of wearable, IoT and AI SOCs have put a lot of pressure on the requirements for all on-chip memories. This is perhaps most evident in the area of power. AI chips that rely heavily on SRAM register files are… Read More


The Impact of AI-enabled EDA Tools on the Semiconductor Industry

The Impact of AI-enabled EDA Tools on the Semiconductor Industry
by Richard Wawrzyniak on 11-22-2020 at 10:00 am

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The semiconductor industry today is faced with several substantial issues—the continuing rise in design costs for complex SoCs, the decrease in the incidence of first-time-right designs and the increase in the design cycle time against shrinking market windows and decreasing product life cycles. An additional factor has … Read More


Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points

Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points
by Daniel Nenni on 10-30-2020 at 10:00 am

Nvidia Arm Acquisition 2020

Before founding SemiWiki I competed with Arm on many different levels throughout my career and I have had various business dealings with them since. SemiWiki also published the definitive book on Arm: “Mobile Unleashed” which goes deep into the history of Arm and the top SoC companies (Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung).… Read More


Digital Design Technology Symposium!

Digital Design Technology Symposium!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-07-2020 at 6:00 am

Synopsys Digital Design Symposium 2020
Virtual events are coming fast and furious. Even though we are sheltering there is still the need to pick and choose carefully because time really is big money inside the semiconductor design ecosystem, absolutely.

Synopsys virtual events are high on my list for three reasons:

  1. They are very well organized and professionally done
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AI/ML SoCs Get a Boost from Synopsys IP on TSMC’s 7nm and 5nm

AI/ML SoCs Get a Boost from Synopsys IP on TSMC’s 7nm and 5nm
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-22-2020 at 10:00 am

AIML SoCs Get a Boost from Synopsys IP on TSMCs 7nm and 5nm

This is another installment covering TSMC’s very popular Open Innovation Platform event (OIP), held on August 25. This event presents a diverse and high-impact series of presentations describing how TSMC’s vast ecosystem collaborates with each other and with TSMC. The presentation covered here from Synopsys focuses on the… Read More


Combining AI and Advanced Signal Processing on the Same Device

Combining AI and Advanced Signal Processing on the Same Device
by Lauro Rizzatti on 08-04-2020 at 6:00 am

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A lot has been written and even more spoken about artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses. Case in point, the use of AI to make autonomous vehicles (AV) a reality. But, surprisingly, not much is discussed on pre-processing the inputs feeding AI algorithms. Understanding how input signals are generated, pre-processed and used… Read More


CEO Interview: Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent

CEO Interview: Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent
by Daniel Nenni on 07-31-2020 at 6:00 am

Ljubisa Bajic of Tenstorrent

Ljubisa Bajic is the CEO of Tenstorrent, a company he co-founded in 2016 to bring to market, full-stack AI compute solutions  with a compelling new approach to address the exponentially growing complexity of AI models.

What is Tenstorrent?

Tenstorrent is a next-generation computing company that is bringing to market the first… Read More


Talking Sense With Moortec … Ask Yourself a “Probing” Question?

Talking Sense With Moortec … Ask Yourself a “Probing” Question?
by Ramsay Allen on 07-16-2020 at 10:00 am

Managing and controlling thermal conditions in-chip is nothing new and embedded temperature monitoring has been going on for many years. What is changing however, is the granularity and accuracy of the sensing now available to SoC design teams. Thermal activity can be quite destructive and if not sufficiently monitored can … Read More