FlexE at SoC IP Days with Open Silicon

FlexE at SoC IP Days with Open Silicon
by Daniel Nenni on 03-30-2018 at 12:00 pm

On Thursday April 5[SUP]th[/SUP] the Design and Reuse SoC IP days continues in Santa Clara at the Hyatt Regency (my favorite hangout). SemiWiki is a co-sponsor and I am Chairman of the IP Security Track. More than 400 people have registered thus far and I expect a big turnout, if you look at the program you will see why. You should also… Read More


Business Models: EDA Is Software But It Used To Be Sold As Hardware

Business Models: EDA Is Software But It Used To Be Sold As Hardware
by Paul McLellan on 09-03-2015 at 7:00 am

Business models are really important. Just ask any internet startup company that has lots of eyeballs and is trying to work out how to monetize them. It is a lot easier to get people to use something for free, much harder to get people to pay for something especially when they don’t value it much. Different companies that look… Read More


IBM Design Tools in the Cloud: Big News or Old News?

IBM Design Tools in the Cloud: Big News or Old News?
by Paul McLellan on 06-19-2015 at 7:00 am

One announcement that I missed coming up to the Design Automation Conference last week was that SiCAD is hosting a portfolio of IBM’s design automation tools in the cloud. Supposedly these are priced half the cost of similar capability from Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor. So should the big three be worried? Is this an earth-shattering… Read More


Application Specific Integrated Comedy

Application Specific Integrated Comedy
by Paul McLellan on 06-11-2015 at 7:00 am

Tuesday night I got to meet an old colleague. OK, this is DAC, that is hardly a story. I was at the Synopsys media dinner and John Koeter handed out free wristbands to the Stars of IP party taking place later that evening. Remember, Synopsys is #3 in IP overall and #1 in interface IP. Talking of which, earlier in the day I was at the Synopsys… Read More


What is Skipper?

What is Skipper?
by Paul McLellan on 04-01-2015 at 1:00 am

What is Skipper? Well, it seems it’s a penguin in the movie Madagascar. And one of Barbie’s sisters. Who knew? But for Semiwiki readers it’s an integrated chip finishing platform from ICScape. Skipper can read in full-chip layout extremely fast, examine it and manipulate it in various ways, and write it out again.… Read More


Synopsys Earnings

Synopsys Earnings
by Paul McLellan on 08-21-2014 at 12:00 pm

The perfect quarterly results are to slightly beat the consensus for earnings and profit, and not say anything negative about guidance for the upcoming quarter. Synopsys delivered all that with their latest quarter yesterday. Revenue was $521M versus $483M last year, giving solid growth of over 8%. Non-GAAP earnings per share… Read More


Automotive Focus @ #51DAC!

Automotive Focus @ #51DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-20-2014 at 1:00 pm

For the first time in DAC history there is an automotive track. Being a car person myself this is exciting news. I had a quick chat with Anne Cirkel, Vice Chair of DAC, and she sent me the following information to get us prepared for our week in San Francisco. The weather is going to be great so plan accordingly!

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Apache Design @ #51DAC Must See!

Apache Design @ #51DAC Must See!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-14-2014 at 8:00 pm

Register to hear industry experts from top semiconductor companies share their best practices that enable the next generation of high-performance, low power designs for mobile, automotive and other applications. Meet our technologists for in-depth presentations, case studies and demos on the industry’s leading simulation… Read More


Dassault #51DAC Assault!

Dassault #51DAC Assault!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-10-2014 at 9:00 pm

This is one of the most aggressive DAC appearances I have seen from Dassault, absolutely. Dassault Systèmes is branded as the: 3D EXPERIENCE Company that provides virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault … Read More


DAC: Automotive, IP and Security

DAC: Automotive, IP and Security
by Paul McLellan on 03-21-2014 at 5:18 pm

DAC is in the first week of June in San Francisco as I’m sure you already know if you are reading this. Historically DAC has focused on electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded software and systems (ESS). This year there are three new areas: automotive, Intellectual Property (IP) and security.

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