Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, Best Growth Rate Ever!
by Eric Esteve on 04-13-2021 at 6:00 am

Table IP vendors 2021

Design IP Sales Grew 16.7% in 2020, to reach $4.6B and this is the best growth since year 2000!

The main trends shaking the Design IP in 2020 are very positive for the Top 3 IP vendors, each of them growing more than the market and confirm the importance of the wired interface IP market, aligned with the data-centric application, hyperscalar,… Read More


RISC-V is Building Momentum

RISC-V is Building Momentum
by Richard Wawrzyniak on 04-05-2021 at 10:00 am

RISC V END MKTS

The semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) market is an integral part of the semiconductor industry. Third-party IP has propelled the industry, opening the door for many new products from start-ups to established IDMs. Enabling increasingly complex devices, reducing the cost of product development and reducing the time… Read More


Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform

Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform
by Tom Simon on 03-15-2021 at 10:00 am

AI Chipset Market

AI vision processing moving to the edge is an undeniable industry trend. OpenFive, the custom silicon business unit of SiFive, discusses this trend with compelling facts in their recent paper titled “Enabling AI Vision at the Edge.” AI vision is being deployed in many applications, such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities, … Read More


CEO Interview: Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy of OpenFive 

CEO Interview: Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy of OpenFive 
by Daniel Nenni on 03-05-2021 at 6:00 am

Shafy Eltoukhy

Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He served as VP and BU manager of the Analog Mixed Signal Group at Microsemi. He was the VP of Operations and Technology Development at Open-Silicon. He was the VP of Technology at Lightspeed Semiconductor where he joined the founding team that invented… Read More


SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-11-2020 at 10:00 am

SiFive Expands RISC V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

 

As the Linley Fall Processor Conference winds down, there are certain presenting companies that left a lasting impression.  SiFive is one of those companies. On October 21, SiFive introduced the newest member of the SiFive Intelligence family of processor coresSiFive Intelligence family of processor cores, based on… Read More


Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points

Nvidia Arm Acquisition Talking Points
by Daniel Nenni on 10-30-2020 at 10:00 am

Nvidia Arm Acquisition 2020

Before founding SemiWiki I competed with Arm on many different levels throughout my career and I have had various business dealings with them since. SemiWiki also published the definitive book on Arm: “Mobile Unleashed” which goes deep into the history of Arm and the top SoC companies (Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung).… Read More


Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs

Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs
by Daniel Nenni on 09-28-2020 at 6:00 am

Aldec RISC V Webinar SemiWiki 1

RISC-V has been trending ever since it landed on SemiWiki in 2016.  Even more so now that Arm is in flux with the Nvidia acquisition. Verification is a fast growing EDA challenge with the number of verification engineers steadily outpacing design, so this webinar is a best case scenario for SemiWiki traffic, absolutely.

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WEBINAR: UVM RISC-V and DV

WEBINAR: UVM RISC-V and DV
by Daniel Payne on 09-21-2020 at 10:00 am

UVM Testbench RISC-V

Oh, our semiconductor industry just loves acronyms, and the title of my blog packs three of the most popular acronyms together at once. I attended a webinar hosted by Aldec last week on this topic, “UVM Simulation-based environment for Ibex RISC-V CPU core with Google RISC-V DV“. Verification engineers have been … Read More


Interface IP Category to Overtake CPU IP by 2025?

Interface IP Category to Overtake CPU IP by 2025?
by Eric Esteve on 07-09-2020 at 6:00 am

Top 5 Forecast 2020 2024

The Interface Design IP market explodes, growing by 18% in 2019, with $870 million, when CPU IP category grew by 5% at $1,460 million. In fact, Interface IP market is forecasted to sustain high growth rate for the next five years, as calculated by IPnest in the “Interface IP Survey 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2024”, to reach $1,800… Read More


SiFive’s Approach to Embedding Intelligence Everywhere

SiFive’s Approach to Embedding Intelligence Everywhere
by Tom Simon on 04-27-2020 at 6:00 am

SiFive Embedding Intelligence

Before the advent of RISC-V, designers looking for embedded processors were effectively limited to a handful of proprietary processors using ISAs from decades ago. While the major ISAs are being updated and enhanced, they also are facing limitations from many decisions made over many years.  RISC-V was conceived with a clean… Read More