ARM TechCon 2018 is Upon Us!

ARM TechCon 2018 is Upon Us!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-12-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedARM TechCon is one of the most influential conferences in the semiconductor ecosystem without a doubt. This year ARM TechCon has moved from the Santa Clara Convention Center to the much larger convention center in San Jose. Last year the conference seemed to be busting at the seams so this move makes complete sense.… Read More


The Importance of Daughter Cards in FPGA Prototyping

The Importance of Daughter Cards in FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 09-03-2018 at 7:00 am

FPGA Prototyping started with the advent of FPGAs in the 1980s and today it is a fast growing market segment due to increasing chip and IP complexities up against tightening windows of opportunities. Getting your design verified quickly and allowing hardware and software engineers the opportunity to develop, test, and optimize… Read More


Cloud Provider Leverages FPGA Prototyping

Cloud Provider Leverages FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 02-02-2018 at 7:00 am

Talking to customers is one of the best parts of being a semiconductor professional. It keeps you grounded and offers you the collective experience of some of the smartest people around the world, absolutely.

Webinar: The Emergence of FPGA Prototyping for ASIC/SoC Design

Customer success stories are a close second and interestingly… Read More


Webinar: The Emergence of FPGA Prototyping for ASIC and SoC Design

Webinar: The Emergence of FPGA Prototyping for ASIC and SoC Design
by Daniel Nenni on 01-26-2018 at 12:00 pm

One of the more interesting markets that I cover is FPGA Prototyping. Interesting because it is fast growing ($150-250M) and interesting because it is all about design starts and design starts are the lifeblood of the semiconductor industry.

If you are interested in FPGA prototyping you might want to start with the… Read More


Free PDF Version of PROTOTYPICAL for SoC Design

Free PDF Version of PROTOTYPICAL for SoC Design
by Daniel Nenni on 11-12-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIn our quest to further enlighten the masses SemiWiki has published four books, we have two more eBooks in post production due out in Q1 2018 and two more topics in research. All of the books are available free for PDF versions or you can get printed versions on Amazon.com or free printed versions at book signings or if … Read More


CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C

CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C
by Daniel Nenni on 01-16-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedI haven’t sat down to speak with S2C since we collaborated on the book, PROTOTYPICAL, published just before DAC 2016 and even then, I hadn’t spoken to Toshio Nakama, their CEO. Toshio splits his time between the San Jose headquarters and the Shanghai headquarters so getting time to meet face-to-face has been challenging.… Read More


The Future of FPGA Prototyping!

The Future of FPGA Prototyping!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-06-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis interview originally appeared as the foreword to our book “Prototypical: The Emergence of FPGA-based Prototyping for SoC Design” but I thought it would be worth publishing for those of you who have not downloaded it yet. I also wanted to mention that our friends at S2C are currently offering a 50%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


S2C tutorial and PROTOTYPICAL debut at DAC

S2C tutorial and PROTOTYPICAL debut at DAC
by Don Dingee on 05-18-2016 at 4:00 pm

It’s been a busy few days here in Canyon Lake, and we’re ready to share exciting news in advance of #53DAC coming up on Monday, June 6[SUP]th[/SUP]. S2C is offering a technical program tutorial on “Overcoming the Challenges of FPGA Prototyping” followed by the launch of our latest book project, “PROTOTYPICAL”, including a field… Read More