Positive pointers from Samsung, GF, Renesas, NXP/Freescale, ST, Soitec – so will 2016 be the year of FD-SOI?

Positive pointers from Samsung, GF, Renesas, NXP/Freescale, ST, Soitec – so will 2016 be the year of FD-SOI?
by Adele Hars on 02-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

A little over a month into 2016 and we already have a raft of FD-SOI news from Samsung, GlobalFoundries, NXP/Freescale, Renesas and more. Quite a bit of it came out of the recent SOI Consortium forum in Tokyo. Many of the presentations are now available on the SOI Consortium website (click here to see what’s there) – but keep checking… Read More


Does IoT need Sensor Fusion? Yes, but at low-power, low cost…and higher performance

Does IoT need Sensor Fusion? Yes, but at low-power, low cost…and higher performance
by Eric Esteve on 01-27-2016 at 12:00 pm

We said this in the past, but let’s reiterate that IoT devices will be successful if they can meet low-cost and low-power requirements. Low-cost is the condition for IoT devices market penetration, I mean such a market adoption that we count several IoT systems (and dozens of devices) in every house. That’s the only way to reach the… Read More


Semiconductor capital spending consolidating

Semiconductor capital spending consolidating
by Bill Jewell on 12-14-2015 at 10:00 pm

Shipments of semiconductor wafer fab equipment are expected to grow 2.5% in 2016 after 0.5% growth in 2015 according to the December forecast from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). Gartner is more pessimistic, with its October forecast calling for fab equipment to decline 0.5% in 2015 and drop 2.5%… Read More


SoCs in New Context Look beyond PPA – Part2

SoCs in New Context Look beyond PPA – Part2
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-10-2015 at 10:00 am

In the first part of this article, I talked about some of the key business aspects along with some technical aspects like system performance, functionality, and IP integration that drive the architecture of an SoC for its best optimization and realization in an economic sense. In this part, let’s dive into some more aspects that… Read More


Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation

Open Source Software Platform Fuels Automotive Innovation
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-23-2015 at 1:00 pm

These days, most of the innovative concepts in our cars are driven by electronics; not only infotainment systems, but also instrument clusters, safety systems including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), information displays, night vision, airbags, backup camera, stability control, and so on. The upcoming connected… Read More


Not Mobile, Automotive to See Max Semiconductor Growth!

Not Mobile, Automotive to See Max Semiconductor Growth!
by Pawan Fangaria on 11-22-2014 at 9:00 am

There is no denying that mobile market is almost matured, the growth in the semiconductor industry has to pick up somewhere else. Although it’s expected that worldwide cellphone subscription will exceed the world population in 2015 (already exceeded in many parts of Europe) and continue for some time (while CAGR in unique subscription… Read More


Seen at DAC! Self-Driving Cars –Victory Lap or Pile-Up?

Seen at DAC! Self-Driving Cars –Victory Lap or Pile-Up?
by Holly Stump on 06-05-2014 at 6:00 pm

It is axiomatic that the DAC vendor community would love to serve the exciting and expanding automotive market; and the auto community would love to continue to increase their value through innovative software/ hardware solutions, which will one day lead to the self-driving car. But how do we team to lap the track?

Jim Hogan set
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Semiconductors Down 2.7% in 2012, May Grow 7.5% in 2013

Semiconductors Down 2.7% in 2012, May Grow 7.5% in 2013
by Bill Jewell on 02-06-2013 at 10:29 pm

The world semiconductor market in 2012 was $292 billion – down 2.7% from $300 billion in 2011, according to WSTS. The 2012 decline followed a slight gain of 0.4% in 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 was down 0.3% from third quarter. The first quarter of the 2013 will likely show a decline from 4Q 2012 based on typical seasonal patterns and theRead More


Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers @ Renesas DevCon

Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers @ Renesas DevCon
by Holly Stump on 10-25-2012 at 9:03 pm

Simulation: Expert Insights into Modeling Microcontrollers” was the recent panel hot topic at Renesas DevCon2012, featuring Paolo Giustoof GM, Mark Ramseyerof Renesas, Marc Serughettiof Synopsys, Jay Yantchevof ASTC / VWorks, and Simon Davidmannof Imperas.
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The Auto Industry Speaks @ Renesas DevCon

The Auto Industry Speaks @ Renesas DevCon
by Holly Stump on 10-23-2012 at 9:00 pm


This year’s Renesas DevCon in Orange County, CA kicked off yesterday with an impressive lineup of speakers, record attendance, and an increased focus on automotive.

TheAuto Industry Speaks,” an Expert Panel organized by Martin Bakerof Renesas, featured:

  • Yoichi Yano, RenesasExecutive VP and Member of the Board, who early
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