“The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.”
Logistics is even more important today than it was in the early 1800’s. Further, the effectiveness of Defense systems is increasingly driven by sophisticated electronics. As the recent Ukraine conflict reveals, weapons such as precision munitions,… Read More
Bill Neifert invited me to join him on Zoom recently to talk about his move to Corellium, a company known within the DevSecOps (development, security, operations) market. Developers and security groups use its virtualization technology to build, test, and secure mobile and IoT apps, firmware, and hardware.
Not knowing much … Read More
There have always been good reasons to port designs to new foundries or processes. These reasons have included reusing IP in new projects, moving an entire design to a smaller node to improve PPA, or second sourcing manufacturing.
While there can be many potential business motivations for any of the above, in today’s environment… Read More
Dan is joined by Mark Williams, founder and CEO of Pulsic. The application of shape-based routing to automate analog design is explored. Pulsic’s revolutionary new automated analog layout system, Animate is also discussed. With this system, multiple, high quality, fully routed layouts can be created in minutes from … Read More
The ESD Alliance tracks revenue growth for a large number of EDA companies. Their recent report paints a positive picture in a landscape dotted with challenges and not-so-good news. The report cites 12.6% overall revenue growth for Q2 2020 vs. Q2 2019. Furthermore, the overall most recent four quarter revenue average has increased… Read More
Cadence Virtuoso is by far the most popular layout tool for IC design. This is especially true at advanced process nodes. In my opinion one of the key reasons for this is its built-in extension language, SKILL. SKILL is a powerful tool to add time saving and customized functionality to the Virtuoso layout editor. For analog and custom… Read More
The explosion of AI and pervasive intelligence has created an exponential demand for increasing compute power, best addressed using GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) and FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). This is accomplished by providing a HW platform that runs computationally intensive machine learning algorithms… Read More
The ICCAD 2020 Executive Committee has made the decision to move forward with a Virtual Conference Event due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of all the conference participants are our utmost priority. Please continue to check the ICCAD website (https://iccad.com… Read More
Bob Smith is executive director of the ESD (for electronic system design) Alliance that many Semiwiki readers will remember as the EDA Consortium. As Bob explains, the semiconductor industry is changing and evolving, and the electronic system design ecosystem with it. I encourage you to take a break from what you’re doing and … Read More
This is the nineteenth in the series of “20 Questions with Wally Rhines”
When I moved from the semiconductor industry to Mentor, I expected most of my technology and business experience to apply similarly in EDA software. To some extent, that was correct. But there was a fundamental difference that required a change… Read More