In-Memory Computing for Low-Power Neural Network Inference

In-Memory Computing for Low-Power Neural Network Inference
by Tom Dillinger on 07-17-2020 at 10:00 am

von Neumann bottleneck

“AI is the new electricity.”, according to Andrew Ng, Professor at Stanford University.  The potential applications for machine learning classification are vast.  Yet, current ML inference techniques are limited by the high power dissipation associated with traditional architectures.  The figure below highlights the … Read More


Advanced CMOS Technology 2020 (The 10/7/5 NM Nodes)

Advanced CMOS Technology 2020 (The 10/7/5 NM Nodes)
by Daniel Nenni on 01-28-2020 at 10:00 am

Our friends at Threshold Systems have a new class that may be of interest to you. It’s an updated version of the Advanced CMOS Technology class held last May. As part of the previous class we did a five part series on The Evolution of the Extension Implant which you can see on the Threshold Systems SemiWiki landing page HERE. And… Read More


A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching

A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching
by Bernard Murphy on 12-18-2019 at 6:00 am

NVMe

Non-volatile memory (NVM) is finding new roles in datacenters, not currently so much in “cold storage” as a replacement for hard disk drives, but definitely in “warm storage”. Warm storage applications target an increasing number of functions requiring access to databases with much lower latency than is possible through paths… Read More


ReRAM Revisited

ReRAM Revisited
by Bernard Murphy on 11-06-2019 at 6:00 am

Memory

I met with Sylvain Dubois (VP BizDev and Marketing of Crossbar) at TechCon to get an update on his views on ReRAM technology. I’m really not a semiconductor process guy so I’m sure I’m slower than the experts to revelations in this area. But I do care about applications so I hope I can add an app spin on the topic, also Sylvain’s views on… Read More


Semicon West 2019 – Day 2

Semicon West 2019 – Day 2
by Scotten Jones on 07-18-2019 at 10:00 am

Tuesday July 9th was the first day the show floor was open at Semicon. The following is a summary of some announcements I attended and general observations.

AMAT Announcement

My day started with an Applied Materials (AMAT) briefing for press and analysts where they announced “the most sophisticated system they have ever released”.… Read More


Top 10 Updates from the TSMC Technology Symposium, Part I

Top 10 Updates from the TSMC Technology Symposium, Part I
by Tom Dillinger on 03-22-2017 at 7:00 am

Last week, TSMC held their 23rd annual technical symposium in Santa Clara. In the Fall, TSMC conducts the OIP updates from EDA/IP partners and customers. The theme of the Spring symposium is solely on TSMC’s technology development status and the future roadmap. Indirectly, the presentations also provide insight into … Read More


IEDM Blogs – Part 2 – Memory Short Course

IEDM Blogs – Part 2 – Memory Short Course
by Scotten Jones on 12-16-2015 at 12:00 pm

Each year the Sunday before IEDM two short courses are offered. This year I attended Memory Technologies for Future Systems held on Sunday, December 6[SUP]th[/SUP]. I have been to several of these short courses over the years and they are a great way to keep up to date on the latest technology.… Read More


High Tech Headwinds and Project/People Management

High Tech Headwinds and Project/People Management
by Peter Gasperini on 07-30-2014 at 4:00 am

In previous posts, we discussed the growing set of challenges and threats faced by the semiconductor industry. From saturating & stagnant systems markets to the gears starting to seize up in that engine of growth we’ve been calling Moore’s Law, chip revenues are – with the exception of memory price boosts from supply… Read More


4th Fundamental Circuit Element – Can it be a boon to Semiconductor Industry?

4th Fundamental Circuit Element – Can it be a boon to Semiconductor Industry?
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-07-2013 at 1:11 pm

It was a nice break after my vacation, indulging into some of the pure science stuff, when an old colleague of mine, Dr. Gaurav Gandhi, founder of mLabs in Delhi came across introducing me to his new research and possible developments in this field. Gaurav was actually in my product validation team while I was at Cadence, very passionate… Read More