SemiWiki is an Open Forum for Semiconductor Professionals!

SemiWiki is an Open Forum for Semiconductor Professionals!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-15-2014 at 10:05 am

Why should you be a part of SemiWiki? Two reasons: One, SemiWiki is an excellent semiconductor networking tool. Quite often “who you know” comes into play in your professional life so network-network-network. Two, SemiWiki is all about personal branding. Establish yourself as a person of interest in your chosen field and opportunities… Read More


The Best and Worst of #51DAC!

The Best and Worst of #51DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-05-2014 at 4:00 pm

When people ask which DAC is the most memorable I used to say my first because I was a new college grad and it really was exciting. The next DAC was memorable since it was in Las Vegas and my beautiful wife joined me. This year was DAC number 30 for me and of course it will be the most memorable since I signed hundreds of copies of “Fabless: Read More


The Number One ASIC Racing Team!

The Number One ASIC Racing Team!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-04-2014 at 9:45 am

This weekend I was in the pits for the Flying Lizard Motorsports team at the Monterey Grand Prix. It was an auction item (donated by eSilicon) at EDA’s 50[SUP]th[/SUP] Anniversary party last year, and let me tell you it was an amazing experience and a very interesting story, absolutely. But first let me tell you that if you get a “Hot… Read More


Webinar: Making Design Reuse Work

Webinar: Making Design Reuse Work
by Daniel Nenni on 04-26-2014 at 9:00 pm

Please join me for an IP conversation in collaboration with ClioSoft on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM PST. At the EDPS Workshop IP day there were two interesting presentations on IP reuse. The first one was by Warren Savage of IPextreme: Top Ten Reasons Why Internal IP Reuse Fails. The second was by Ranjit Adhikary of ClioSoft:… Read More


Just Released! Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry

Just Released! Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry
by Daniel Nenni on 01-22-2014 at 12:00 pm

The book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry” is now available in the Kindle (mobi) and iBooks (ePub) formats. We are really looking forward to your feedback before we go to print in March. This was truly a Tom Sawyer experience for me. As the story goes Tom made whitewashing a fence seem like fun so his friends… Read More


Digital @ Nano-Scale while Analog Hovers @ 65nm and Above

Digital @ Nano-Scale while Analog Hovers @ 65nm and Above
by Daniel Nenni on 01-20-2014 at 9:00 pm

Who’s going to DesignCon next week? I am, absolutely. Dr. Hermann Eul, Vice President & General Manager, Mobile & Communications Group, Intel Corporation will be keynoting on Tuesday. This one I want to hear! Intel missed mobile at 32nm, 22nm, and 14nm. Lets see what they have planned for 10nm. Something good I hope!… Read More


FinFETs: Ask the Experts II!

FinFETs: Ask the Experts II!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-16-2013 at 7:45 pm

As I have mentioned 28 times already, on Friday (April 19[SUP]th[/SUP]) I will be keynoting FinFET day at the EDPS conference in Monterey. This is an excellent opportunity to ask the experts about the challenges of FinFET design and manufacturing in an intimate setting (60 people). If you are interested register today and use theRead More


FinFETs: Ask the Experts!

FinFETs: Ask the Experts!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-14-2013 at 4:00 pm

On Friday (April 19[SUP]th[/SUP]) I will be keynoting FinFET day at the EDPS conference in Monterey. This is an excellent opportunity to ask the experts about the challenges of FinFET design and manufacturing in an intimate setting (60 people). If you are interested register today and use the promo codeSemiWiki-EDPS-JFR and … Read More


Using Soft IP and Not Getting Burned

Using Soft IP and Not Getting Burned
by Daniel Payne on 02-07-2013 at 10:11 am

The most exciting EDA + Semi IP company that I ever worked at was Silicon Compilers in the 1980’s because it allowed you to start with a concept then implement to physical layout using a library of parameterized IP, the big problem was verifying that all of the IP combinations were in fact correct. Speed forward to today and our… Read More


SemiWiki Hits Major Readership Milestone!

SemiWiki Hits Major Readership Milestone!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-03-2013 at 7:00 pm


For those of you who follow SemiWiki and the fabless semiconductor ecosystem it has been a very interesting two years:

The Semiconductor Wiki Project, the premier semiconductor collaboration site, is a growing online community of professionals involved with the semiconductor design and manufacturing ecosystem. Since goingRead More