Achieving a Predictable SignOff in 7nm

Achieving a Predictable SignOff in 7nm
by Alex Tan on 05-14-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDesigning with advanced-nodes FinFETs such as 7nm node involves a more complex process than prior nodes. As secondary physical effects are no longer negligible, the traditional margin-based approach applied at various design abstraction levels is considered ineffective. Coupled with the increase of device… Read More


Accelerating 5G Innovation and Reliability Through Simulation and Advanced FinFET Design

Accelerating 5G Innovation and Reliability Through Simulation and Advanced FinFET Design
by Camille Kokozaki on 02-14-2019 at 7:00 am

In an ANSYS seminar held at DesignCon 2019, Dr. Larry Williams, ANSYS Director of Technology, outlined how 5G design innovation can be accelerated through simulation. He posited that 5G will become a general-purpose technology that affects an entire economy, drastically alter societies and unleash a cascade of complementary… Read More


Accelerating 5G Design Innovation Through Simulation Workshop

Accelerating 5G Design Innovation Through Simulation Workshop
by Daniel Nenni on 01-22-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDesignCon is coming up, kicking off the first of many industry conferences for the year. It’s at the Santa Clara Convention Center which is the best venue in Northern California. Not only is this a semiconductor crowd, it’s also a systems crowd covering chips, boards, and systems. More than 175 companies participate… Read More


Analytics and Visualization for Big Data Chip Analysis

Analytics and Visualization for Big Data Chip Analysis
by Tom Dillinger on 08-28-2018 at 12:00 pm

Designers require comprehensive logical, physical, and electrical models to interpret the results of full-chip power noise and electromigration analysis flows, and subsequently deduce the appropriate design updates to address any analysis issues. These models include: LEF, DEF, Liberty library models (including detailed… Read More


Retooling Implementation for Hot Applications

Retooling Implementation for Hot Applications
by Bernard Murphy on 05-17-2018 at 7:00 am

It might seem I am straying from my normal beat in talking about implementation; after all, I normally write on systems, applications and front-end design. But while I’m not an expert in implementation, I was curious to understand how the trending applications of today (automotive, AI, 5G, IoT, etc.) create new demands on implementation,… Read More


EDA and Semiconductor — Is There Growth In The Ecosystem?

EDA and Semiconductor — Is There Growth In The Ecosystem?
by Alex Tan on 03-07-2018 at 12:00 pm

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The semiconductor industry has gone through several major transitions driven by different dynamics such as shift in business models (fab-centric to fab-less), product segmentation (system design house, IP developers) and end market applications (PC to cloud; and recently, to both automotive and Internet ofRead More


Data Security – Why It Might Matter to Design and EDA

Data Security – Why It Might Matter to Design and EDA
by Alex Tan on 02-14-2018 at 12:00 pm

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According to the Economist,
The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”.
Is this the case?Data is the by-product ofmany aspects of recent technology dynamics and is becoming the currency of today’s digital economy. All categories in Gartner’s Top10 Strategic Technology TrendsRead More


TechCon: See ANSYS and TSMC co-present

TechCon: See ANSYS and TSMC co-present
by Bernard Murphy on 10-12-2017 at 7:00 am

ANSYS and TSMC will be co-presenting at ARM TechCon on Multiphysics Reliability Signoff for Next Generation Automotive Electronics Systems. The event is on Thursday October 26th, 10:30am-11:20am in Grand Ballroom B.

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You can get a free Expo pass which will give you access to this event HERE and see the session page… Read More


Webinar: Chip-Package-System Design for ADAS

Webinar: Chip-Package-System Design for ADAS
by Bernard Murphy on 04-10-2017 at 7:00 am

When thinking of ADAS from an embedded system perspective, it is tempting to imagine that system can be designed to some agreed margins without needing to worry too much about the details of the car environment and larger environment outside the car. But that’s no longer practical (or acceptable) for ADAS or autonomous systems.… Read More


ESDA Event: Power and Policy in California

ESDA Event: Power and Policy in California
by Bernard Murphy on 03-04-2017 at 7:00 am

Apparently this event is now being postponed until sometime later in the year. Stay tuned

We spend a lot of our time with our heads down in the technical details and when we look up at what we think is the big picture, it’s usually just a little bit bigger, often no more than a justification for immediate product directions. So wouldn… Read More