An Update on HLS and HLV

An Update on HLS and HLV
by Daniel Payne on 12-19-2022 at 10:00 am

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I first heard about High Level Synthesis (HLS) while working in EDA at Viewlogic back in the 1990s, and have kept watch on the trends over the past decades. Earlier this year Siemens EDA hosted a two day event, having speakers from well-known companies share their experiences about using HLS and High Level Verification (HLV) in their… Read More


IDEAS Online Technical Conference Features Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, IBM, Samsung, and More Discussing Chip Design Experiences

IDEAS Online Technical Conference Features Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, IBM, Samsung, and More Discussing Chip Design Experiences
by Daniel Nenni on 11-29-2022 at 10:00 am

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Ansys is hosting IDEAS Digital Forum 2022, a no-cost virtual event that brings together industry executives and technical design experts to discuss the latest in EDA for Semiconductors, Electronics, and Photonics.

See the full online conference agenda and list of speakers at www.ansys.com/IDEAS. The free registration will… Read More


Podcast EP125: How NXP is Helping to Build Software-Defined Vehicles

Podcast EP125: How NXP is Helping to Build Software-Defined Vehicles
by Daniel Nenni on 11-23-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Brian Carlson, Brian is responsible for global marketing of automotive processors and solutions at NXP Semiconductors. He focuses on enabling new innovations that can create new automotive industry business opportunities. He has over 30 years’ experience driving leading-edge, computing and communications… Read More


Podcast EP120: How NXP is Revolutionizing Automotive Electronics Design

Podcast EP120: How NXP is Revolutionizing Automotive Electronics Design
by Daniel Nenni on 11-09-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Jim Bridgewater, director of product marketing for NXP automotive edge product line.

Jim provides an overview of the various wireless interfaces in current automotive design. He also discusses a new product from NXP called OrangeBox, a device that combines many of these interfaces into one domain controller.… Read More


Podcast EP89: An Overview of NXP’s MCX MCU Products with CK Phua

Podcast EP89: An Overview of NXP’s MCX MCU Products with CK Phua
by Daniel Nenni on 06-22-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by CK Phua of NXP. CK joined Philips Semiconductors in 1993 and worked in various roles including quality, applications engineering, product engineering and technical marketing. After Philips, CK joined Freescale in 2012 and rejoined NXP through the Freescale merger. CK is now a Product Manager for Microcontrollers… Read More


The New Normal for Semiconductor Manufacturing

The New Normal for Semiconductor Manufacturing
by Daniel Nenni on 05-27-2022 at 6:00 am

200mm 300mm Semiconductor Capacity

One of the recent live events I attended was the 2022 GSA Silicon Leadership Summit on May 12th at the Santa Clara Convention Center (my favorite location). This was the first GSA live event in two years so it was a must attend gathering. This event targets semiconductor ecosystem executives (200+ people attended) so there were many… Read More


Podcast EP78: A Tour of DAC 2022 with Rob Oshana, General Chair

Podcast EP78: A Tour of DAC 2022 with Rob Oshana, General Chair
by Daniel Nenni on 05-11-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Rob Oshana, general chair of this year’s DAC. Rob is vice president of software engineering R&D for the Edge Processing business line at NXP.  He serves on multiple industry advisory boards and is a recognized international speaker.  He has published numerous books and articles on software engineering… Read More


Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car

Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-10-2022 at 6:00 am

Chip Shortage Killed the Radio in the Car

“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far.” – “Video Killed the Radio Star” – The Buggles

I discovered within days of driving home my new BMW X3 last fall that I was a victim of the much ballyhooed chip shortage. Among the features “deleted” from … Read More


Supply Issues Limit 2021 Semiconductor Growth

Supply Issues Limit 2021 Semiconductor Growth
by Bill Jewell on 05-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Top Semiconductor Revenues 2021

Worldwide semiconductor shipments were $123.1 billion in 1Q 2021, up 3.6% from 4Q 2020 and up 17.8% from a year ago, according to WSTS. The 3.6% quarter-to-quarter growth was the highest for a first quarter since 1Q 2010, eleven years ago. The strong growth in 1Q21 implies strong growth in the following quarters and for the year 2021.… Read More


FD-SOI Offers Refreshing Performance and Flexibility for Mobile Applications

FD-SOI Offers Refreshing Performance and Flexibility for Mobile Applications
by Tom Simon on 02-25-2021 at 10:00 am

FD SOI Advantages

SoC designers often have to make a, “red pill or blue pill,” decision when it comes to selecting process technology. Usually, a choice has to be made between performance, power and area, with one being prioritized at the expense of the others. However, as is pointed out in a recent paper by Mixel and NXP, designers can have the best … Read More