CEO Interview: Pim Tuyls of Intrinsic ID

CEO Interview: Pim Tuyls of Intrinsic ID
by Daniel Nenni on 01-28-2019 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedPim Tuyls is the Founder and CEO of Intrinsic ID. He initiated the work on Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) that forms the basis of Intrinsic ID’s silicon fingerprinting technology. The original work on PUFs was carried out at Philips Research, where Pim was Principal Scientist and managed the cryptography … Read More


2017 in Review and 2018 Forecast

2017 in Review and 2018 Forecast
by Daniel Nenni on 12-30-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis has been an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. Personally we are now empty nest and have our first grandchild. SemiWiki is prospering, a company that I have been involved with for ten years (Solido Design) had a very nice exit, and my time promoting semiconductor stocks to Wall Street paid … Read More


TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum 2017 Preview!

TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum 2017 Preview!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-23-2017 at 12:00 pm

The TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum is upon us again. I have yet to meet a disappointed attendee so it is definitely worth your time: Networking with more than 1,000 semiconductor professionals, the food, mingling with the 50+ EDA, IP, and Services Companies, the food, and of course the content. The 7nm and 7nm EUV updates alone are worth… Read More


CTO Interview: Jeff Galloway of Silicon Creations

CTO Interview: Jeff Galloway of Silicon Creations
by Daniel Nenni on 02-27-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIt is clear that IP companies play an important role in modern semiconductor design, in fact, I would say that they are imperative. Founded in 2006, Silicon Creations is one of those imperative IP companies that provide silicon proven IP to customers big and small around the world. To follow-up on our conversationRead More


2017 Semiconductor Dead Pool

2017 Semiconductor Dead Pool
by Daniel Nenni on 01-05-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIn 2015 we saw $85B in semiconductor acquisition activity and in 2016 there was more than $110B. Given 2015 and 2016 were relatively flat years for the $335B semiconductor industry and 2017 looks like more of the same we should expect consolidation to continue, absolutely.

So, let’s come up with a list of companies … Read More


SiFive execs share ideas on their RISC-V strategy

SiFive execs share ideas on their RISC-V strategy
by Don Dingee on 10-03-2016 at 4:00 pm

Since its formation just last year, SiFive has been riding the RISC-V rocket from purely academic interest to first commercialization. In an exclusive discussion, I talked with CEO Stefan Dyckerhoff and VP of Product and Business Development Jack Kang about their progress so far and what may be coming next.

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Previously,… Read More


TMR approaches should vary by FPGA type

TMR approaches should vary by FPGA type
by Don Dingee on 06-20-2016 at 4:00 pm

We’ve introduced the concepts behind triple modular redundancy (TMR) before, using built-in capability in Synopsys Synplify Premier to synthesize TMR circuitry into FPGAs automatically. A recent white paper authored by Angela Sutton revisits the subject… Read More


Where is the Money in IoT?

Where is the Money in IoT?
by Daniel Nenni on 03-12-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedAs we all know IoT (Internet of Things) is the “next big thing” across many different industries including the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. The first recorded IoT blog on SemiWiki was in 2014 and currently we have 173 IoT blogs posted that have earned more than 600,000 views and counting. So yes, IoT is the next … Read More


Moving with Purpose for Certainty

Moving with Purpose for Certainty
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-01-2015 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIn 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain towards west on Atlantic Ocean in search of Asia and Indies. Between his four voyages (1492 – 1502) he discovered many different islands and then what we call Americas. Although he had a compass with him, imagine searching a needle in a haystack. Even with localization… Read More