Expanding Intel’s Foundry Partnerships: A Critical Piece of IDM 2.0

Expanding Intel’s Foundry Partnerships: A Critical Piece of IDM 2.0
by Daniel Nenni on 08-25-2021 at 6:00 am

Stuart Pann SemiWiki

One of the career Intel employees (33+ years) that Pat Gelsinger brought back is Stuart Pann. Stuart is now the Senior Vice President of the Intel Corporate Planning Group. He does not have direct foundry experience but he certainly knows Intel and Pat so it will be interesting to see where this goes.

Stuart recently penned an article… Read More


Silicon Photonics Solutions Address Bandwidth, Reach, and Power Challenges

Silicon Photonics Solutions Address Bandwidth, Reach, and Power Challenges
by Kalar Rajendiran on 06-16-2021 at 10:00 am

MegaTrends and Silicon Photonics

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged on GlobalFoundries’ silicon technologies supporting automotive radar applications. This time it is on GlobalFoundries’ silicon photonics technology which expects to find adoption in a broad spectrum of applications.  The blog is based on listening to a technology presentation made by Dr. … Read More


Keynote from Google at CadenceLIVE Americas 2021

Keynote from Google at CadenceLIVE Americas 2021
by Kalar Rajendiran on 06-14-2021 at 10:00 am

CDNLive Americas 2021

Last week, Cadence hosted its annual CadenceLIVE Americas 2021 conference. Four keynotes and eighty-three different talks on various topics were presented. The talks were delivered by Cadence, its customers and partners.

One of the keynotes was from Partha Ranganathan, VP and Engineering Fellow from Google. His talk was titled,… Read More


Podcast Episode 23: What are chiplets and why are they gaining popularity?

Podcast Episode 23: What are chiplets and why are they gaining popularity?
by Daniel Nenni on 06-04-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Krishna Settaluri, Co founder and CEO of Blue Cheetah. Krishna received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and masters and bachelors from MIT specializing in design automation of high-speed silicon photonic links using analog generator technology. Krishna has worked at Apple, Google, Caltech… Read More


Heterogeneous Chiplets Design and Integration

Heterogeneous Chiplets Design and Integration
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-28-2021 at 6:00 am

Transistor Cost per Billion 3nm Projection

Over the recent years, the volume and velocity of discussions relating to chiplets have intensified. A major reason for this is the projected market opportunity. According to research firm Omdia, chiplets driven market is expected to be $6B by 2024 from just $645M in 2018. That’s an impressive nine-fold projected increase over… Read More


Podcast EP19: The Emergence of 2.5D and Chiplets in AI-Based Applications

Podcast EP19: The Emergence of 2.5D and Chiplets in AI-Based Applications
by Daniel Nenni on 05-07-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Sudhir Mallya, vice president of corporate and product marketing at OpenFive. We explore 2.5D design and the role chiplets play. Current technical and business challenges are discussed as well as an assessment of how the chiplet market will develop and what impact it will have.

The views, thoughts, and

Read More

Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping

Achronix Next-Gen FPGAs Now Shipping
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-04-2021 at 6:00 am

1980s to Now Market Changes

Earlier in April, Achronix made a product announcement with the headline “Achronix Now Shipping Industry’s Highest Performance Speedster7t FPGA Devices.” The press release drew attention to the fact that the 7nm Speedster®7t AC7t1500 FPGAs have started shipping to customers ahead of schedule. In the complex product world… Read More


Die-to-Die Interface PHY and Controller Subsystem for Next Generation Chiplets

Die-to-Die Interface PHY and Controller Subsystem for Next Generation Chiplets
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Comparison of D2D PHY and XSR SerDes OpenFive

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products

Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-15-2021 at 10:00 am

System on Package Motivation AlphaWave IP

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


CEO interview: Graham Curren of Sondrel

CEO interview: Graham Curren of Sondrel
by Daniel Nenni on 02-26-2021 at 6:00 am

Graham Curren CEO Sondrel 13.12.29

It has been my pleasure to interview Graham Curren, CEO of Sondrel. A veteran of the Electronics Design industry, he founded Sondrel in 2002 to provide digital ASIC designs.

How did you aim to differentiate Sondrel when you started?
My view of the market was that there were a lot of small design companies and also huge in-house design… Read More