The need to design low power devices is not new. However, the criticality of lowering the power consumption of chip designs has never been as important as it is now. In 1989, I purchased one of the first consumer cell phones produced by Panasonic. The battery was the size of a brick, but only about a third of the thickness. If the battery… Read More
eSilicon presented their advanced ASIC design capabilities at a seminar last Wednesday evening. This event was closed to the press, bloggers and analysts, but I managed to get some details from a friend who attended. The event title was: “Advanced ASICs for the Cloud-Computing Era: Succeeding with 56G SerDes, HBM2, 2.5D and FinFET… Read More
It has been incredible to watch the Semiconductor IP market grow from millions to billions of dollars during my career in Silicon Valley. In fact, more than half of my professional experience involves IP so when I talk about what it takes to be successful it is certainly worth a listen.
In my opinion the key ingredient to a successful… Read More
With memories taking up in some cases over 50% of the area of many ASIC designs, their selection and implementation can affect everything from power and timing to the choice of packaging. As a result, the process of deciding among all the options for ASIC memories becomes time and energy intensive. Memory selection even affects … Read More
Knowledge is power, and I’ve seen the trend over time of people getting more and deeper access to knowledge as each year goes by. I remember, as a student in high school back the in 70’s, the first time I wanted to buy stock in a company. You could only get a quote by calling a broker or visiting the broker’s office. Today you can get real … Read More
Sidense will be exhibiting at the Common Platform Technology Forum in Santa Clara, California on February 5, during which time they will be discussing their one-transistor, one-time programmable (1T-OTP) memory IP products. Based on their patented 1T-Fuse™ bit cell, Sidense antifuse-based 1T-OTP macros offer a secure, reliable,… Read More