Silicon Catalyst Hosts Semiconductor Industry Forum – A View to the Future … it’s about what’s next®

Silicon Catalyst Hosts Semiconductor Industry Forum – A View to the Future … it’s about what’s next®
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-20-2020 at 10:00 am

A View to the Future ... its about whats next

Silicon Catalyst has been hosting semiconductor forums since 2018. At these events, a group of industry leaders gathers to discuss trends in the semiconductor industry and what the future may hold as a result. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Pete Rodriguez, CEO at Silicon Catalyst. Pete explained that these forums … Read More


Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation

Siemens is the True Catalyst for Secure and Trusted Digital Transformation
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-27-2020 at 8:00 am

Siemens Ecosystem Workflow for Secure Trusted Digital Transformation

Introduction

For many years, I pondered the ultimate future of EDA. Companies such as Oracle, SAP and Dassault provide a huge array of enabling software infrastructure for the enterprise, including product design, mechanical design, project management and materials sourcing. But not for the all-important tasks of chip and… Read More


Trusted IoT Ecosystem for Security – Created by the GSA and Chaired by Mentor/Siemens

Trusted IoT Ecosystem for Security – Created by the GSA and Chaired by Mentor/Siemens
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-14-2020 at 10:00 am

MentorSiemens and the GSA Team to Create a Trusted IoT Ecosystem

There’s a lot to keep you awake at night these days. If you live in California, it’s wildfires and unbreathable air. If you live on planet Earth, it’s COVID-19. And if you’re part of the value chain for IoT, it’s the security and robustness of the silicon and software fabric that connects our world. This fabric connects everything,… Read More


2020 Semiconductor Foundry Landscape Update!

2020 Semiconductor Foundry Landscape Update!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-15-2019 at 6:00 am

When I first started working with the foundries 25 years ago I would have never imagined that I would make a career out of it, which I most certainly have. Fortunately, I recognized early on that not only are the foundries the cornerstone of the semiconductor ecosystem, they are also a very important economic bellwether, absolutely.… Read More


Yelling fire in a crowded chip factory

Yelling fire in a crowded chip factory
by Don Dingee on 03-28-2016 at 4:00 pm

Semiconductor market forecasts for 2016 are all over the place. Jim Handy and Tom Starnes floated a report in January looking for 10% growth. Jim Feldhan at Semico turned outright negative at -0.3% just a couple weeks ago. Tossing out the high and low scores, analysts tracked by GSA range from 0.3% to 7.0% in March updates. What’s … Read More


FD-SOI: GlobalFoundries 22nm Update

FD-SOI: GlobalFoundries 22nm Update
by Paul McLellan on 08-26-2015 at 7:00 am

As I said yesterday, last week was the GSA Analog/Mixed-Signal working group completely dedicated to FD-SOI. ST went first and had a presentation that was a mixture of an introduction to FD-SOI that I have covered times that are too numerous to mention. Then they did a dive into analog and RF capabilities for FD-SOI that went very … Read More


FD-SOI: Samsung Opens the Kimono a Little

FD-SOI: Samsung Opens the Kimono a Little
by Paul McLellan on 08-25-2015 at 7:00 am

Last week there was a meeting of the GSA Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) working group. It was completely focused on FD-SOI (I hate that name, especially since FinFET is also fully-depleted. I vote for BoxFETs.) It was a bases loaded meeting with presentations from ST Microelectronics (calling in from France close to midnight), Samsung… Read More


Silvaco News: Silicon Valley, China and Korea

Silvaco News: Silicon Valley, China and Korea
by Paul McLellan on 08-20-2014 at 3:00 am

Silvaco is one of the sponsors of the GSA Executive Forum to be held over in VC Land at the Rosewood Sand Hill on September 10th. Note that it starts at 11.45am with a networking lunch.

  • The featured keynote speakers are Fareed Zakariah and Rana Faroohar, both of CNN. Rana is also Senior Managing Editor of Time.
  • The first panel session
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GSA 3DIC

GSA 3DIC
by Paul McLellan on 04-10-2014 at 6:27 pm

At the GSA Silicon Summit this afternoon there was a discussion of 3D IC and 2.5D IC. The session was moderated by Javier DeLaCruz of eSilicon and the panelists were:

  • Calvin Cheung of ASE (an OSAT)
  • Gil Lvey of OptimalTest (a test house)
  • Bob Patti of Tezzaron (semiconductor company specializing in TSV-based designs)
  • Riko Radojcic
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Advancements in Nanoscale Manufacturing

Advancements in Nanoscale Manufacturing
by Paul McLellan on 04-10-2014 at 1:40 pm

I’m at the GSA Silicon Summit today, at the computer history museum. The first panel session this morning was about future process technology. It was moderated by Joe Sawicki of Mentor with a panel consisting of Rob Aitken from ARM, Paul Farrar of G450C, Peter Huang of TSMC, John Kibarian of PDF Solutions and someone from Applied… Read More