I moderated a panel on partitioning today and I have to say that I learned some things. The panelists were Jonathan DeMent from IBM, Santosh Santosh from NVIDIA and Hao Nham of eSilicon. Considering the different types of designs being done their approach to partitioning and the reasons for doing so were very similar.
When you first… Read More
ARM and Synopsys are well-known physical IP companies however at DAC today I met with a lesser-known company named DXCORR that has some unique offerings for cache, multi-port memory and standard cell kicker libraries. I met with:… Read More
Today at DAC Belle Wei received the Marie Pistilli Award, presented to her by Patrick Groeneveld the DAC chair (and flowers from DAC via Chi-Foon Chan, now co-ceo of Synopsys). She was then interviewed by Daya Nadamuni.
Her father was a military general in China and in 1949 in the revolution her family fled to Taiwan where she was born.… Read More
I arrived to a sunny San Francisco this afternoon, checked into my hotel then visited Moscone Center to pick up my Independent Media credentials. On the walk over I passed by Yerba Buena Gardens.… Read More
I’ve been helping get booths set up at DAC in Moscone for the last couple of days. Atrenta’s booth shows their new branding that I talked about last week. Now you can see what they are doing in this picture of their booth. As I sort of guessed they are leading with the Spyglass name. The booth says everywhere “Spyglass… Read More
On Tuesday, June 5th, starting at 3:05 pm in San Francisco, the planet Venus will cross, or transit, the sun. If you stop by Ciranova’s DAC booth #1608 anytime on Monday or Tuesday, they will give you a free pair of solar viewing glasses that will let you view the transit safely.
According to the NASA website, Transits of Venus… Read More
I blogged several times over the last few weeks about places in San Francisco other than DAC at the Moscone Center. Since they are now spread all over the site it is not so easy to find them. So here they are again all in one place.
Places to eat and drink near the Moscone center
Interesting San Francisco bars
Where to get the best coffee… Read More
Bill Deegan has produced a new version of his iPhone DAC app for this years conference. You can download it for free from the Apple App Store here. It is basically a mobile version of the DAC conference brochure with schedules for the various events (which it can add to your calendar if you decide you are interested) and the floorplan… Read More
TSMC has had an interesting year thus far. 28nm is ramped and will dominate the mobile market for years to come. 20nm is in development with tape outs scheduled for the end of this year. FinFETS are coming making it a very exciting time in the semiconductor ecosystem. … Read More
Atrenta have put out a mysterious press release, a sort of teaser for what they are up to at DAC.
The first part is that they have an interview program at their booth (#2230) on the show floor where customers, partners and investors will talk about SpyGlass. Current speakers are:
- Jack Browne (Sonics)
- Jim Hogan (private investor)
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