Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos

Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-01-2021 at 6:00 am

Achieving Scalability Means No More Silos

This is a story of contrasts and counter-intuitive results. Perforce recently published a white paper discussing enterprise scalability – what it takes, why it’s important and what can get in the way. The discussion will shake up some long-held notions regarding effective project management. The results can be significant,… Read More


The Spartan flow for custom silicon: when losing is NOT an option.

The Spartan flow for custom silicon: when losing is NOT an option.
by Raul Perez on 01-19-2021 at 10:00 am

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Every so often a custom silicon socket comes up at a system company that you simply cannot afford to lose if you’re a silicon supplier. These are the types of custom silicon sockets that last for generations of a product, in huge and predictable volumes, and for whatever reason they may become available. It’s not easy to predictRead More


Managing custom silicon projects with trans national, multi company, and cross functional teams

Managing custom silicon projects with trans national, multi company, and cross functional teams
by Raul Perez on 12-30-2020 at 10:00 am

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Probably the least appreciated and most critical thing I spend my time on when driving custom silicon projects is setting up the entire framework to get everyone talking and in rhythm with each other. Only supplier selection is more critical to the project’s success than this.

All system custom silicon projects where theRead More


5 Things You Need to Plan for System Custom Silicon

5 Things You Need to Plan for System Custom Silicon
by Raul Perez on 12-13-2020 at 10:00 am

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I used to be part of the custom silicon management team at Apple.  I’ve seen how great a challenge it is to pull off a custom silicon strategy within a one year product cycle. Apple is the perfect example of this custom silicon model since they develop the best mobile processors in the world for their products. Which also includes otherRead More


Effective Project Management of IoT Designs

Effective Project Management of IoT Designs
by Mitch Heins on 11-03-2017 at 7:00 am

ClioSoft is well known for their SoC design data management software SOS7 and more recently for their IP reuse ecosystem called designHUB. What is less known is how designHUB enables design teams to collaborate efficiently and better manage their projects by keeping everyone in sync during development. Not only does it provide… Read More


Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines

Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines
by Don Dingee on 07-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

After reading previous SemiWiki coverage on Dassault Systèmes and their ENOVIA Pinpoint solution, one big item seemed missing: how does this thing actually work? With all due respect to our other bloggers who covered when Dassault Systèmes acquired Pinpoint from Tuscany Design Automation, why Qualcomm is using Pinpoint, and… Read More


Blue Pearl adds RTL project transparency at #53DAC

Blue Pearl adds RTL project transparency at #53DAC
by Don Dingee on 06-03-2016 at 4:00 pm

You’re an RTL pro. You know what’s inside your code, and how many bugs you’ve tracked down and exterminated along the development path, and how much work remains. So, why did the meeting notice that just popped up asking for a monthly management project review presentation ruin your day?… Read More


FPGA tools for more predictive needs in critical

FPGA tools for more predictive needs in critical
by Don Dingee on 02-29-2016 at 4:00 pm

“Find bugs earlier.” Every software developer has heard that mantra. In many ways, SoC and FPGA design has become very similar to software development – but in a few crucial ways, it is very different. Those differences raise a new question we should be asking about uncovering defects: earlier than when?… Read More


Maybe not the world, but schedules got eaten

Maybe not the world, but schedules got eaten
by Don Dingee on 01-17-2016 at 4:00 pm

It has been almost five years since Marc Andreessen wrote the words, “Software is eating the world.” The premise of his essay in the Wall Street Journal in 2011 was pretty simple: the technology world has seen its intrinsic value shift from hardware to software. New all-software names have appeared on the list of high flying companies,… Read More