Open-Silicon Update: 125M ASICs shipped!

Open-Silicon Update: 125M ASICs shipped!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

As you all know I am a big fan of the ASIC business model. It was critical in the transformation of the fabless semiconductor industry and still plays a critical part in our success. In fact, the ASIC business model is leading the way for systems companies to make their own chips. Remember, Apple started with the ASIC business model … Read More


eSilicon Creates One-Click Access to MPW and GDSII Quoting Portals

eSilicon Creates One-Click Access to MPW and GDSII Quoting Portals
by Paul McLellan on 10-23-2014 at 7:00 am

I have written before about eSilicon taking their internal quoting tool and making it user accessible. This first started just for MPW shuttles for half-a-dozen foundries, and then was extended to cover production runs at TSMC. And it is getting heavily used; eSilicon have had 315 people register to use it from 43 different countries… Read More


Old standards never die

Old standards never die
by Paul McLellan on 11-09-2011 at 4:14 pm

Image RemovedI just put up a blog about the EDA interoperability forum, much of which is focused on standards. Which reminded me just how long-lived some standards turn out to be.

Back in the late 1970s Calma shipped workstations (actually re-badged Data General minicomputers) with a graphic display. That was how layout was done.… Read More