Response to IP’s Growing Impact On Yield And Reliability

Response to IP’s Growing Impact On Yield And Reliability
by Daniel Nenni on 10-14-2019 at 6:00 am

One of the reasons I founded SemiWiki nine years ago was the lack of EDA, IP and Foundry content in the media. The problem is that unless you work in the industry it is very difficult to write about it in competent technical detail. Most media outlets only know what vendors tell them which is how the semiconductor industry worked before… Read More


Early IP Block Error Detection is Critical!

Early IP Block Error Detection is Critical!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-08-2019 at 10:00 am

Image RemovedThe rising complexity of modern SoC designs, as enabled by progressing manufacturing technology, leads to an increasing validation challenge as the only way to manage complexity increase is by re-using more pre-designed IP blocks. These IP-blocks are provided by various suppliers such as a foundry partner, internal… Read More


Fractal Technologies Joins TSMC Open Innovation Platform EDA Alliance

Fractal Technologies Joins TSMC Open Innovation Platform EDA Alliance
by Daniel Nenni on 06-18-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIn case you missed it, Fractal is now officially part of the TSMC EDA Alliance. Fractal Crossfire is the leading IP and Library QA tool used by TSMC and many of TSMC’s customers so this is for the greater IP good, absolutely. Fractal has also released a new white paper “Setup Generation for Fractal Crossfire” that we can… Read More


Webinar: IP Quality is a VERY Serious Problem

Webinar: IP Quality is a VERY Serious Problem
by Daniel Nenni on 05-25-2018 at 12:00 pm

We just completed a run through of the upcoming IP & Library QA webinar that I am moderating with Fractal and let me tell you it is a must see for management level Semiconductor Design and Semiconductor IP companies as well as the Foundries. Seriously, if you are an IP company you had better be up on the latest QA checks if you want … Read More