3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market Update

3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market Update
by Richard Wawrzyniak on 05-12-2021 at 6:00 am

IP Market

The 3rd Party Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) market has seen great innovation in the products it offers to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers over the last ten years. If any market segment in the semiconductor industry typifies the intense evolutionary pressures that the entire electronics market has undergone, … Read More


Upcoming Webinar on Resistive RAM (ReRAM) Technology

Upcoming Webinar on Resistive RAM (ReRAM) Technology
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-21-2021 at 10:00 am

eMemory RRAM Webinar Semiwiki

On-chip memory (embedded memory) makes computing applications run faster. In the early days of the semiconductor industry, the desire to utilize large amount of on-chip memory was limited by cost, manufacturing difficulties and technology mismatches between logic and memory circuit implementations. Since then, advancements… Read More


Resistive RAM (ReRAM) Computing-in-Memory IP Macro for Machine Learning

Resistive RAM (ReRAM) Computing-in-Memory IP Macro for Machine Learning
by Tom Dillinger on 03-18-2021 at 6:00 am

testsite

The term von Neumann bottleneck is used to denote the issue with the efficiency of the architecture that separates computational resources from data memory.   The transfer of data from memory to the CPU contributes substantially to the latency, and dissipates a significant percentage of the overall energy associated with … Read More


Features of Resistive RAM Compute-in-Memory Macros

Features of Resistive RAM Compute-in-Memory Macros
by Tom Dillinger on 03-02-2021 at 8:00 am

V bitline

Resistive RAM (ReRAM) technology has emerged as an attractive alternative to embedded flash memory storage at advanced nodes.  Indeed, multiple foundries are offering ReRAM IP arrays at 40nm nodes, and below.

ReRAM has very attractive characteristics, with one significant limitation:

  • nonvolatile
  • long retention time
  • extremely
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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