Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion

Design IP Growth Is Fueling 94% of EDA Expansion
by Eric Esteve on 08-17-2016 at 7:00 am

Last June, the ESD Alliance (ESDA) has released Q1 2016 results for EDA (CAE, PCB & MCM and IC Physical), Silicon IP (SIP) and Services. Not a surprise for Semiwiki readers since 2013, the SIP category is recognized as the largest with $689 million revenues for the quarter, and four-quarters moving average increasing by 11.6… Read More


Linley Mobile and Wearable Conference Drills into Rapidly Evolving Markets

Linley Mobile and Wearable Conference Drills into Rapidly Evolving Markets
by Tom Simon on 08-04-2016 at 7:00 am

Last week the Linley conference on mobile and wearables started with an overview and keynote address by the event’s namesake Linley Gwennap. His talk offered a few surprises and was informative all around. As you have seen recently reported here on SemiWiki, he sees smartphone shipments continuing to rise, but with a declining… Read More


NVIDIA Rounds Out Pascal-Based GeForce Lineup With GTX 1060 And New Software Features

NVIDIA Rounds Out Pascal-Based GeForce Lineup With GTX 1060 And New Software Features
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-31-2016 at 12:00 pm

NVIDIA has been working hard to progress forward their new Pascal family of GPUs ever since their announcement at Dreamhack in May 2016 in my hometown, Austin, TX. The announcement included two of NVIDIA’s newest GPUs, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, both of which are somewhat available now. I worked with my colleague, Anshel Sag, to review… Read More


Why Is The Modem Still The Unsung Hero Of Mobility?

Why Is The Modem Still The Unsung Hero Of Mobility?
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-17-2016 at 12:00 pm

The unsung hero of the mobile world is not the CPU, it isn’t the GPU, it isn’t even the memory. All of those components have grown extremely quickly in recent years in terms of processing capability, capacity and the ability to shrink thanks to improvements in process technology. The CPU and the GPU seem to get all the accolades, too.… Read More


NVIDIA Extends Their Datacenter Performance Lead In Neural Network Computing

NVIDIA Extends Their Datacenter Performance Lead In Neural Network Computing
by Patrick Moorhead on 06-23-2016 at 7:00 am

At NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2016 in San Jose, California the company announced products based on their latest GPU architecture, code-named Pascal. This conference is traditionally attended by some of the leading researchers in GPU-accelerated compute technologies and over the past few years has become increasingly… Read More


New NVIDIA Tesla M10 Could Drive Enterprise VDI Reassessment

New NVIDIA Tesla M10 Could Drive Enterprise VDI Reassessment
by Patrick Moorhead on 06-12-2016 at 12:00 pm

NVIDIA is well known for its leadership in graphics processors (GPUs) for gaming, but their business is quickly diversifying with significant growth in other areas like their datacenter and automotive businesses. Within the datacenter, NVIDIA has been evangelizing a vision for a number of years about the benefits of GPUs for… Read More


EDAC Name Changing for ESDA, but what about IP ?

EDAC Name Changing for ESDA, but what about IP ?
by Eric Esteve on 04-14-2016 at 7:00 am

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) has changed name for Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESD Alliance). That’s a good reminder that IC are developed (thanks to Design Automation) to be integrated into a System. A wide design ecosystem support system development, including embedded software, design intellectual property (IP), … Read More


2.5D supply chain takes HBM over the wall

2.5D supply chain takes HBM over the wall
by Don Dingee on 04-11-2016 at 4:00 pm

SoC designers have hit the memory wall head on. Although most SoCs address a relatively small memory capacity compared with PC and server chips, memory power consumption and bandwidth are struggling to keep up with processing and content expectations. A recent webinar looks at HBM as a possible solution.… Read More


New CoreLink IP ties in mobile GPU coherently

New CoreLink IP ties in mobile GPU coherently
by Don Dingee on 10-29-2015 at 7:00 am

A mobile GPU is an expensive piece of SoC real estate in terms of footprint and power consumption, but critical to meeting user experience demands. GPU IP tuned for OpenGL ES is now a staple in high performance mobile devices, rendering polygons with shading and texture compression at impressive speeds.

Creative minds in the desktop… Read More