Virtually Verifying SSD Controllers

Virtually Verifying SSD Controllers
by Bernard Murphy on 09-26-2019 at 5:00 am

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are rapidly gaining popularity for storage in many applications, in gigabytes of storage in lightweight laptops to tens to hundreds of terabyte drives in datacenters. SSDs are intrinsically faster, quieter and lower-power than their hard disk-drive (HDD) equivalents, with roughly similar lifetimes,… Read More


TSMC Q1 2019 Earnings Call Discussion!

TSMC Q1 2019 Earnings Call Discussion!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-19-2019 at 7:00 am

It’s no coincidence that the TSMC Symposium is right after the Q1 earnings call. This will allow TSMC to talk more freely and they certainly will, my opinion. It is a very interesting time in the semiconductor industry and TSMC, being the bellwether, can tell us what will happen the rest of the year and give us some 2020 insights.… Read More


RISC-V End to End Solutions for HPC and Networking

RISC-V End to End Solutions for HPC and Networking
by Daniel Nenni on 11-30-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedSemiconductor IP is one of the more exciting and most viewed topics we cover on SemiWiki, it has been that way since we began in 2011 and that trend will continue indefinitely, my opinion.

Semiconductor IP: Total Blogs: 640: Total Views: 3253751: Average: 5084

Based on the design starts we track, Cloud Computing is … Read More


Chip, Package, System Analysis – A User View

Chip, Package, System Analysis – A User View
by Bernard Murphy on 08-16-2018 at 7:00 am

While I missed ANSYS (and indeed everyone else) at DAC this year, I was able to attend the ANSYS Innovation Conference last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. My primary purpose for being there was to listen to a talk by eSilicon which I’ll get to shortly, but before that I sat through a very interesting presentation on the growing… Read More


TSMC Technologies for Mobile and HPC

TSMC Technologies for Mobile and HPC
by Alex Tan on 05-10-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDuring TSMC 2018 Technology Symposium, Dr. B.J. Woo, TSMC VP of Business Development presented market trends in the area of mobile applications and HPC computing as well as shared TSMC progress in making breakthrough efforts in the technology offerings to serve these two market segments.

Both 5G and AI are taking… Read More


Achronix Momentum Building with Revenue Growth, Product/Staff Expansion, New HQ

Achronix Momentum Building with Revenue Growth, Product/Staff Expansion, New HQ
by Camille Kokozaki on 04-27-2018 at 7:00 am

5G Wireless, Network Acceleration, Data centers, Machine Learning, Compression, Encryption fueling the Growth

Building on its increasing momentum, Achronix Semiconductor Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, with the presence of Santa Clara’s Mayor Lisa Gillmor, customers, and partners, employees
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IoT Designs Beginning to Shift to 7nm: Promises Upside for Cadence Physically-Aware Design Flow

IoT Designs Beginning to Shift to 7nm: Promises Upside for Cadence Physically-Aware Design Flow
by Mitch Heins on 01-29-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedUntil recently, ICs at bleeding edge nodes like 7nm technology from foundries like TSMC were mostly targeted for high-performance-computing (HPC) and mobile applications or possibly high radix switches that needed the increased performance of advanced nodes. The momentum of Moore’s law and Moore-than-MooreRead More


Aldec and High-Performance Computing

Aldec and High-Performance Computing
by Bernard Murphy on 12-21-2017 at 7:00 am

Aldec continues to claim a bigger seat at the table, most recently in their attendance at SC17, the supercomputing conference hosted last month in Denver. I’m really not sure how to categorize Aldec now. EDA company seems to miss the mark by a wide margin. Prototyping company? Perhaps, though they have a much stronger focus on end-applications… Read More


A Self-Contained Software-Driven Prototype

A Self-Contained Software-Driven Prototype
by Bernard Murphy on 04-26-2017 at 7:00 am

You’re building an IP, subsystem or SoC and you want to use a prototype together with a software testbench to drive extensive validation testing. I’m not talking here about the software running on the IP/SoC processor(s); the testbench should wrap around the whole DUT. This is a very common requirement. The standard approach to… Read More


TSMC Design Platforms Driving Next-Gen Applications

TSMC Design Platforms Driving Next-Gen Applications
by Daniel Nenni on 03-03-2017 at 7:00 am

Coming up is the 23rd annual TSMC Technology Symposium where you can get first-hand updates on advanced and specialty technologies, advanced backend capabilities, future development plans, and network with hundreds of TSMC’s customers and partners. This year the Silicon Valley event kicks off at the Santa Clara Convention… Read More