Getting Started with RISC-V

Getting Started with RISC-V
by Daniel Nenni on 01-06-2018 at 4:00 pm

As I mentioned before, SiFive and RISC-V are trending topics on SemiWiki.com which makes complete sense since we have been covering semiconductor IP and ARM since we first went online in January of 2011.

In total we have published 707 IP related blogs that earned 3,565,140 views (5043 views per blog average). Out of that, 254 are … Read More


SiFive RISC-V and the Future of Computing!

SiFive RISC-V and the Future of Computing!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-17-2017 at 12:00 pm

Having started my career during the mini computer revolution it has been an incredible journey from using computers that consumed entire rooms – to the desktop – and now we have supercomputers in our pockets. It makes me chuckle when I hear people complaining about their smartphones when they should be jumping up and… Read More


REUSE 2016 is Next Week at the Computer History Museum!

REUSE 2016 is Next Week at the Computer History Museum!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-26-2016 at 7:00 am

The first REUSE Semiconductor IP Tradeshow and Conference is next week at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Given the importance of IP I would strongly suggest attending this event. The presentation abstracts are up now and there are a few I want to highlight as they are companies that we work with on SemiWiki:

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Final SemiWiki Book Signing at REUSE 2016!

Final SemiWiki Book Signing at REUSE 2016!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-08-2016 at 4:00 pm

It has been a hectic year for the semiconductor industry so now is a good time to reflect on how we got to where we are today in hopes of better understanding where we are going tomorrow.

Given the importance of semiconductor IP (the $32B ARM acquisition by SoftBank for example) I would strongly suggest attending the REUSE 2016 event… Read More


ARM and SoftBank: A Joint Vision of the Future!

ARM and SoftBank: A Joint Vision of the Future!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-18-2016 at 8:00 pm

Next week is ARM TechCon and I’m extra excited about this one because of the SoftBank acquisition. In fact, the opening keynote says it all. ARM CEO Simon Segar and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will discuss the next chapter in the book of ARM. To better prepare for this keynote you should probably read our book “Mobile Unleashed: The Read More


More Details on the Smartphone and Wearables Market

More Details on the Smartphone and Wearables Market
by Daniel Nenni on 07-26-2016 at 4:00 pm

The Linley Mobile Conference opened today with a nice keynote overview of the mobile market evolution. In the media I see a lot of doom and gloom articles about smartphones and wearables but if you look at it closely you will see a natural growth curve evolving.

The mobile semiconductor market is evolving as vendors split their focusRead More


Coming Up Next: ARM IoT ASICs!

Coming Up Next: ARM IoT ASICs!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-25-2016 at 12:00 pm

The History of ASICs is well documented in our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry” which illustrates the earliest forms of design start driven collaboration. The history of ARM is well documented in our book “Mobile Unleashed” which illustrates an entire company culture based on design start driven… Read More


My #53DAC Must See List!

My #53DAC Must See List!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-04-2016 at 7:00 am

It may be hard to believe but this happens to be my thirty third Design Automation Conference. Where does the time go? Three of my kids are out of college and the last one is getting close. That is where my time has gone. The conference itself started in 1964 but my first one was in 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In fact, that was the year… Read More