Webinar: RISC-V IoT Security IP

Webinar: RISC-V IoT Security IP
by Daniel Nenni on 05-23-2018 at 7:00 am

Disruptive technology and disruptive business models are the lifeblood of the semiconductor industry. My first disruptive experience was with Artisan Components in 1998. The semiconductor industry started cutting IP groups which resulted in a bubble of start-up IP companies including Artisan, Virage Logic, Aspec Technologies,… Read More


RISC-V Business

RISC-V Business
by Tom Simon on 12-04-2017 at 7:00 am

I was at the 7[SUP]th[/SUP] RISC-V Workshop for two days this week. It was hosted by Western Digital at their headquarters in Milpitas. If you have not been following RISC-V, it is an open source Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) for processor design. The initiative started at Berkeley, and has been catching on like wildfire. … Read More


Worldwide Design IP Revenue Grew 13.1% in 2016, According to Final Results by IPnest

Worldwide Design IP Revenue Grew 13.1% in 2016, According to Final Results by IPnest
by Eric Esteve on 06-14-2017 at 7:00 am

Despite the strong consolidation in the semiconductor industry, the Design IP market is going well, very well with YoY growth of 13.1% in 2016, according with the Design IP Report from IPnest. ARM Group of Softbank (previously known as ARM Holding) is again the strong #1 with IP revenues (licenses plus royalties) of $1,647 million… Read More


CEVA also bid to acquire MIPS… ARM still staying quiet?

CEVA also bid to acquire MIPS… ARM still staying quiet?
by Eric Esteve on 11-23-2012 at 4:21 am

We have seen in a previous post that Imagination Technologies has proposed to buy MIPS, in fact “MIPS operating business and certain patent properties, as well as license rights to all of the remaining patent properties”. Translated into understandable language Imagination has offered $60M for MIPS Processor IP core portfolio,… Read More