Is the IP market expected to decline by 2020?

Is the IP market expected to decline by 2020?
by Eric Esteve on 10-16-2015 at 7:00 am

To answer this question, I will share the results about Interface IP, more precisely the Top 5. The Top 5 protocols, USB, PCIe, Ethernet, DDRn and MIPI, are part of the interface IP market and each of them has been characterized by very strong growth rate. If you compute actual numbers for 2010 to 2014, it results to a Cumulated Annual… Read More


IoT need Low-cost, Low-power…and Silicon Proven IP

IoT need Low-cost, Low-power…and Silicon Proven IP
by Eric Esteve on 09-30-2015 at 4:00 pm

Today, IoT devices are available in our daily life through wearable, smart appliances or metering application and some prediction call for 33 billion connected objects, 25 billion being IoT by 2020 (Gartner, 2014). Being very synthetic, IoT device (smart appliance or wearable object) will be wirelessly and securely connected… Read More


SmartDV at DAC and More

SmartDV at DAC and More
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-02-2015 at 7:00 am

As we are aware about SmartDV Technologies, a fast emerging company in IP space with offices in Bangalore and San Diego, its booth in 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] DACwas located at a prominent position in front of DAC Pavilion on the exhibits floor. So, most of the crowd coming to attend sessions in DAC Pavilion had a glimpse of SmartDV. I met DeepakRead More


More about “MIPI beyond Mobile” Paper at DAC

More about “MIPI beyond Mobile” Paper at DAC
by Eric Esteve on 06-29-2015 at 12:00 pm

The “MIPI Beyond Mobile” paper has been presented during the 52th DAC in San Francisco and I can share the key findings with Semiwiki readers. This paper has been written to synthesize certain results of the “MIPI Ecosystem Survey-2015” and evaluate the impact on the MIPI IP sales in the future. At first the MIPI Ecosystem has really… Read More


MIPI Beyond Mobile, Semiwiki Blogger Paper at #52DAC!

MIPI Beyond Mobile, Semiwiki Blogger Paper at #52DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-03-2015 at 10:00 am

IoT or wearable: it’s fascinating to see how many articles, blogs, and comments have been posted about them during the last two years! IoT business potential is huge as are the number of possible applications. If we summarize the functions within a wearable system we can count:

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  • CPU: it can be a standard Microcontroller
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    SemiWiki at #52DAC: Nominated for Best Paper Award!

    SemiWiki at #52DAC: Nominated for Best Paper Award!
    by Eric Esteve on 05-18-2015 at 7:00 pm

    Blogging for Semiwiki is a very good exercise to prepare a paper submission at DAC. Writing a short article using about 600 words to pass one message, and try to deliver this message as clearly as possible. Writing a paper for DAC is very similar, as you have to be synthetic and develop a thesis in 5 slides, no more, as it’s a time limited… Read More


    Semiwiki Blogger at DAC: MIPI Beyond Mobile, Myth or Reality?

    Semiwiki Blogger at DAC: MIPI Beyond Mobile, Myth or Reality?
    by Eric Esteve on 04-27-2015 at 4:00 am

    Some of the various MIPI specifications are now massively used in mobile (smartphone or tablet), especially the Multimedia related specs like Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2), Display Serial Interface (DSI) or SoundWire (even if the spec has been released in December 2014, the adoption rate is very sharp, no doubt that it will… Read More


    Successful Venture of an Indian Global VIP Company

    Successful Venture of an Indian Global VIP Company
    by Pawan Fangaria on 04-17-2015 at 10:00 am

    It’s rare that we find a truly Indian-based company operating globally in the semiconductor space. Although the ‘gold rush’ towards IP development in the last decade initiated many IP start-ups in India, today we rarely find Indian IP company names which are shining in the global arena. The story of services companies is different,… Read More


    Innovative MIPI Display Solution for UHD Mobile Devices

    Innovative MIPI Display Solution for UHD Mobile Devices
    by Pawan Fangaria on 03-25-2015 at 7:00 pm

    Today an SoC cannot be without multiple IP blocks integrated together in the most optimal manner. In such an environment, it’s natural that interoperability and configurability of an IP get prime considerations to achieve the best PPA (Power, Performance and Area) for the SoC containing that IP. While PPA is a basic criterion … Read More


    MIPI Ecosystem talk at Seattle this week

    MIPI Ecosystem talk at Seattle this week
    by Eric Esteve on 03-09-2015 at 7:02 pm

    Sunday 8, March 2015. D-day minus one before the MIPI Alliance Face to Face meeting, starting in Seattle on Monday 9[SUP]th[/SUP] for five days. MIPI members are joining from all around the world to attend this one week meeting. If you take a look at www.mipi.org you will see the names of the 263 members from MIPI. A strong ecosystem… Read More