Neural Network Efficiency with Embedded FPGA’s

Neural Network Efficiency with Embedded FPGA’s
by Tom Dillinger on 09-21-2018 at 12:00 pm

The traditional metrics for evaluating IP are performance, power, and area, commonly abbreviated as PPA. Viewed independently, PPA measures can be difficult to assess. As an example, design constraints that are purely based on performance, without concern for the associated power dissipation and circuit area, are increasingly… Read More


MediaTek is on the Move with TSMC!

MediaTek is on the Move with TSMC!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-23-2016 at 4:00 pm

MediaTek (MTK) recently made the news for announcing their first leading edge SoC (Helio X30), a 32% increase in quarter over quarter sales, and an expected 30% increase for the year. Both of which deserve a closer look as we move into the second half of 2016 which should be very strong for MTK TSMC, and the fabless semiconductor ecosystem.… Read More


10nm Will Be an Epic Process Node!

10nm Will Be an Epic Process Node!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-21-2016 at 7:00 am

In the history of the fabless semiconductor industry the foundries have always been a process node or two behind the leading semiconductor manufacturers. Starting in Q1 2017, for the first time in fabless semiconductor history, the foundries will have a process node advantage. This is horrible news for some but great news for … Read More


Qualcomm’s New Smartphone Chips Go Straight At MediaTek

Qualcomm’s New Smartphone Chips Go Straight At MediaTek
by Patrick Moorhead on 05-05-2016 at 12:00 pm

Last Thursday at Qualcomm’s Financial Analyst Day the company made a slew of chip announcements ranging from the industry’s 1 Gbps wireless LTE modem to a custom designed smartwatch SoC and platform called “Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC”. In between those, Qualcomm also announced a few very overlooked … Read More


Do 8 Cores Really Matter in Smartphones?

Do 8 Cores Really Matter in Smartphones?
by Amit Sharma on 10-27-2015 at 4:00 pm

As the smartphone industry has begun to mature, one-upmanship among smartphone manufacturers and SoC vendors has bred a dangerous trend: ever-increasing processor core counts and the association between increased CPU core count and greater performance. This association originated as SoC vendors and OEMs have tried to find… Read More