Closing the Communication Chasms in the SoC Design and Manufacturing Supply Chain

Closing the Communication Chasms in the SoC Design and Manufacturing Supply Chain
by Kalar Rajendiran on 06-08-2022 at 6:00 am

Sondrel Soup to Nuts

In sports, we’re all familiar with how even a team with the best individual players for every role needs to be coordinated as a team to win a championship. In healthcare, a patient is better served with a well-trained primary physician to coordinate with the various medical specialists. The field of semiconductors involves a series… 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


IoT chipsets and enterprise emulation tools

IoT chipsets and enterprise emulation tools
by Don Dingee on 10-16-2015 at 12:00 pm

When most people talk about the IoT, it is usually all about wearables-this and low-power-that – because everyone is chasing the next huge consumer post-mobile device market. Mobile devices have provided the model. The smartphone is the on-ramp to the IoT for most consumers, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE, and maybe a dozen or … Read More


A Brief History of Chip Design at Apple Computer

A Brief History of Chip Design at Apple Computer
by Daniel Payne on 02-25-2014 at 9:36 pm

Steve Wozniak in 1976 designed the Apple 1 while working at HP during the daytime, and he used standard parts to keep costs low, like:

  • 6502 CPU from MOS Technology
  • 8K of DRAM
  • TTL logic for driving video and random logic
  • PROM to hold the BASIC language and primitive OS
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