Silicon Startups, Arm Yourself and Catalyze Your Success…. Spotlight: Semiconductor Conferences

Silicon Startups, Arm Yourself and Catalyze Your Success…. Spotlight: Semiconductor Conferences
by Kalar Rajendiran on 10-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Live Panel

The arrival of fall seems to typically raise the number of conferences hosted by semiconductor ecosystem companies. The conferences may go by different names. But whether called a forum, summit, conference, or by some other creative name, the purpose is the same. It is to bring together technologists and business people together… Read More


Sondrel Creates a Unique Modelling Flow to Ensure Your ASIC Hits the Target

Sondrel Creates a Unique Modelling Flow to Ensure Your ASIC Hits the Target
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Sondrel Creates a Unique Modelling Flow to Ensure Your ASIC Hits the Target

Designing an ASIC is little bit like trying to hit the bullseye, in the dark. I’ve spent several decades in the ASIC business I can tell you this is what it’s like from first-hand experience. When the design team sets out to build a custom chip to make their product better, faster, more robust, etc. (pick the words you like), there is … Read More


Get a Jump-Start on Your Next IoT Design with Sondrel’s SFA 100

Get a Jump-Start on Your Next IoT Design with Sondrel’s SFA 100
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-14-2021 at 6:00 am

Get a Jump Start on Your Next IoT Design with Sondrels SFA 100

The concept of platform-based design has been around a long time. I can recall Nokia’s early cell phone products used the strategy very effectively. They were able to turn out new phones quickly by leveraging their existing chip design as a baseline on which to add features. This is commonplace today but was innovative at that time.… Read More


EDA Design and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

EDA Design and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
by Daniel Payne on 06-21-2021 at 10:00 am

EC2 min

I first remember blogging about EDA in the cloud starting back in 2011, so what’s changed in the last 10 years you may ask? In 2011, it was basically a handful of EDA point tools running batch mode in the cloud, and you were on your own to integrate those into a coherent flow, so expect help from the CAD and IT departments for sure.… Read More


Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair

Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Compute Farm Growth

The above title refers to a webinar that was hosted by Altair on April 28th. Chip design in the cloud is not a new idea. So, what is the big deal with the above title. Sometimes titles don’t reveal the full story. Annapurna Labs happens to be an Amazon company. It used to be an independent semiconductor company that was acquired by Amazon… Read More


3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market Update

3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market Update
by Richard Wawrzyniak on 05-12-2021 at 6:00 am

IP Market

The 3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) market has seen great innovation in the products it offers to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers over the last ten years. If any market segment in the semiconductor industry typifies the intense evolutionary pressures that the entire electronics market has undergone, … Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!
by Eric Esteve on 04-13-2021 at 6:00 am

Table IP vendors 2021

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, to reach $4.6B and this is the best growth since year 2000!

The main trends shaking the Design IP in 2020 are very positive for the Top 3 IP vendors, each of them growing more than the market and confirm the importance of the wired interface IP market, aligned with the data-centric application, hyperscalar,… Read More


Hearables: From Earbuds to Life Augmentation and Beyond

Hearables: From Earbuds to Life Augmentation and Beyond
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Hearables Market Players Source IDTechEx Research

As the months of 2020 passed by, I started noticing more and more people sporting what looked like fashionable ear accessories. I’m of course referring to True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds. With the rapid increase in online meetings due to social distancing requirements, it appeared that adoption of TWS earbuds was even faster… Read More


Podcast EP3: Tomorrow’s Semiconductors with Jim Hogan

Podcast EP3: Tomorrow’s Semiconductors with Jim Hogan
by Daniel Nenni on 01-15-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by industry luminary Jim Hogan. In a rare interview, Jim talks about his life – how he got into semiconductors, EDA and venture investing. Jim’s time at Cadence as well as his work at ARM are explored. Jim also provides a concise and informative overview of how venture investing works. The podcast… Read More