Alphawave IP is now Alphawave Semi for a very good reason!

Alphawave IP is now Alphawave Semi for a very good reason!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-17-2023 at 6:00 am

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The semiconductor ecosystem has been full of interesting twists of late and Alphawave has been a company to watch since the very beginning. Alphawave came out of stealth mode in early 2019 as the world’s first IP company focused on multi-standard connectivity (SerDes) IP solutions. The importance of SerDes had been understated… Read More


Podcast EP130: Alphawave IP’s Rise in the Semiconductor Ecosystem with Tony Pialis

Podcast EP130: Alphawave IP’s Rise in the Semiconductor Ecosystem with Tony Pialis
by Daniel Nenni on 12-09-2022 at 10:00 am

Tony Pialis, co-founder and CEO of Alphawave, a global leader in high-speed connectivity IP enabling industries such as AI, autonomous vehicles, 5G, hyperscale data centers, and more. He is the former VP of Analog and Mixed-Signal IP at Intel and has co-founded three semiconductor IP companies, including Snowbush Microelectronics… Read More


Integration Methodology of High-End SerDes IP into FPGAs

Integration Methodology of High-End SerDes IP into FPGAs
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-29-2022 at 6:00 am

AlphaCORE100 Multi Standard SerDes

Over the last couple of decades, the electronics communications industry has been a significant driver behind the growth of the FPGA market and continues on. A major reason behind this is the many different high-speed interfaces built into FPGAs to support a variety of communications standards/protocols. The underlying input-output… Read More


Samsung Foundry Forum & SAFE™ Forum 2022

Samsung Foundry Forum & SAFE™ Forum 2022
by Daniel Nenni on 09-16-2022 at 6:00 am

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It has been an exciting time in the semiconductor industry and the excitement is far from over. Years 2022 and 2023 will be more challenging in many different ways and live activities have just begun. The cornerstones to the semiconductor industry are the foundries so I look forward to the live foundry events coming up in October,… Read More


Interface IP in 2021: $1.3B, 22% growth and $3B in 2026

Interface IP in 2021: $1.3B, 22% growth and $3B in 2026
by Eric Esteve on 07-10-2022 at 10:00 am

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If you want to remember the key points for Interface IP in 2021, just consider $1.3B, 22%, $3B. Interface IP category has generated $1 billion 300 million in 2021, or 22.7% year to year growth, thanks to high runner protocols PCIe, DDR memory controller and Ethernet/SerDes. Even more impressive is the forecast, as IPnest predict… Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%

Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%
by Eric Esteve on 05-05-2022 at 6:00 am

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Design IP Sales reached $5.45B in 2021, or 19.4% YoY after 16% in 2020, on-sync with semiconductor growth of 26.2% in 2021 according to WSTS. IPnest has released the “Design IP Report” in May 2022, ranking IP vendors by category (CPU, DSP, GPU & ISP, Wired Interface, SRAM Memory Compiler, Flash Memory Compiler, Library and I/O,… Read More


Podcast EP75: Getting There is Half the Fun – Connecting the Digital World with Alphawave IP

Podcast EP75: Getting There is Half the Fun – Connecting the Digital World with Alphawave IP
by Daniel Nenni on 04-29-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Tony Pialis, the co-founder and CEO of Alphawave, a global leader in high-speed connectivity IP enabling industries such as AI, autonomous vehicles, 5G, hyperscale data centers, and more. Tony and Dan discuss the requirements for data connectivity across many high-growth markets and what is required for successful… Read More


The ASIC Business is Surging!

The ASIC Business is Surging!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-21-2022 at 6:00 am

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Application Specific Integrated Circuits were the foundation of the semiconductor industry up until the IDMs came to power in the 1980s and 90s. Computer companies all had their own fabs, I worked in one, until start up companies like SUN Microsystems started using off the shelf chips from Motorola. SUN moved to the fabless model… Read More


The Intel Foundry Ecosystem Explained

The Intel Foundry Ecosystem Explained
by Daniel Nenni on 02-15-2022 at 5:00 am

Intel Tower Semiconductor Acquisition

Exciting times for the semiconductor industry! Last week Intel announced a billion dollar fund to build a foundry ecosystem and today Intel announced they are acquiring foundry Tower Semiconductor for $5.6 billion dollars, WOW! Some people doubted Intel’s commitment to the foundry market this time. I think we can now put that… Read More


The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links

The Path to 200 Gbps Serial Links
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Industry is Quickly Scaling

Ethernet speed evolution has kept a nice pace over the years even without any competing communications standard. And there are no signs of that slowing down, thanks to innovative companies deploying creative design techniques to keep delivering high-performance SerDes IP solutions. SerDes plays an integral role in implementing… Read More