Design Technology Co-Optimization for TSMC’s N3HPC Process

Design Technology Co-Optimization for TSMC’s N3HPC Process
by Tom Dillinger on 11-02-2021 at 8:00 am

N3HPC performance comparison

TSMC recently held their 10th annual Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum.  An earlier article summarized the highlights of the keynote presentation from L.C. Lu, TSMC Fellow and Vice-President, Design and Technology Platform, entitled “TSMC and Its Ecosystem for Innovation” (link).

One of the topics that L.C. … Read More


Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce

Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce
by Daniel Nenni on 04-30-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Butler, founder of Methodics and Brad Hart, CTO of Perforce. We explore the acquisition of Methodics by Perforce, including motivation, strategy and a look to the future. We also discuss some of the history of Methodics and how they became successful.

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When Invaluable Kills Business

When Invaluable Kills Business
by Frederic Leens on 12-11-2017 at 7:00 am

Productivity is notoriously hard to sell. I recently visited a company where the engineering team wanted to evaluate one of our FPGA debug and analysis products on an existing board. This board had an FPGA that we supported and had all the required connectivity – it could just be used ‘out of the box’. Our tool – ExostivRead More


Extraction Features for 7nm

Extraction Features for 7nm
by Tom Dillinger on 08-21-2017 at 12:00 pm

Frequent Semiwiki readers are familiar with the importance of close collaboration between the foundries and EDA tool developers, to provide the crucial features required by new process nodes. Perhaps the best illustration of the significance of this collaboration is the technical evolution of layout parasitic extraction.… Read More


CEO Interview: Jim Gobes of Intrinsix

CEO Interview: Jim Gobes of Intrinsix
by Daniel Nenni on 08-14-2017 at 7:00 am

Experience gives us the ability to make better decisions and in a fast moving industry like semiconductors, experience is critical. As chips get more integrated and complex the number of design decisions that must be made increases at a dramatic rate. Process technologies for example, never in the history of semiconductors have… Read More