TSMC GlobalFoundries and Samsung Updates from 55DAC

TSMC GlobalFoundries and Samsung Updates from 55DAC
by Daniel Nenni on 08-20-2018 at 7:00 am

One of my favorite traditions at the Design Automation Conference is the Synopsys foundry events (the videos are now available). I learned a long time ago that the foundries are the foundation of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem and your relationships with the foundries can make or break you, absolutely. I also appreciate … Read More


ARM’s (Back!) in FD-SOI. NXP’s Showing (Real!) Chips.

ARM’s (Back!) in FD-SOI. NXP’s Showing (Real!) Chips.
by Adele Hars on 05-10-2017 at 7:00 am

“Yes, we’re back,” Ron Moore, VP of ARM’s physical design group told a packed ballroom at the recent FD-SOI Symposium organized in Silicon Valley by the SOI Consortium. FD-SOI gives you a silicon platform that’s highly controllable, enables ultra-low power devices, and is really good with RF, said Ron Moore during his presentation,… Read More


John Koeter: How To Be #1 in Interface IP

John Koeter: How To Be #1 in Interface IP
by Paul McLellan on 08-03-2015 at 7:00 am

John Koeter is in charge of marketing Synopsys’ IP and prototyping solutions. I talked to him last week.

He grew up in upstate New York, son of a Scottish mother and a Dutch father who immigrated to the US, so he is first generation American, unlike everyone else I’ve interviewed so far for this series who were born overseas.… Read More


Synopsys IP Strategy 2012

Synopsys IP Strategy 2012
by Daniel Nenni on 07-01-2012 at 7:30 pm

Synopsys is the dominant player in the commercial EDA and semiconductor IP markets so it is always interesting to hear what John Koeter, Vice President of Marketing for IP, Services and System Level Solutions, has to say. John presented “The Role of IP in a Changing Landscape” at the SemiCO IMPACT Conference and I talked to him again… Read More