Ten Things to see @ 56thDAC!

Ten Things to see @ 56thDAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-01-2019 at 8:00 am

New products always take precedence since EDA is a “mature” market. I have inside knowledge on this one so I can tell you it is not to be missed. Coincidently, but not really, a related white paper was just published so if you are not going to 56thDAC you can still get a virtual briefing. If you are going to DAC be sure and stop by the Fractal… Read More


Rapid Prototyping ARM Based Designs Webinar

Rapid Prototyping ARM Based Designs Webinar
by Daniel Nenni on 01-07-2019 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedWhile writing the definitive book on ARM history we could not have imagined a more different exit than the SoftBank acquisition, not even close. It is now very clear why SoftBank acquired ARM for $31B. It is also very clear why alternatives like RISC-V are trending on SemiWiki and will continue to do so, absolutely. … 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


Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay

Intel Based FPGA Prototyping Webinar Replay
by Daniel Nenni on 04-13-2018 at 7:00 am

Due to the overwhelming response, here is the first part of the webinar that I did with S2C and a link to the replay. Richard Chang, Vice President of Engineering at S2C did the technical part of the webinar. Richard has a Masters degree in Electrical engineering from the University at Buffalo and more than 20 years experience designing… Read More


FPGA Prototyping Exposed

FPGA Prototyping Exposed
by Daniel Nenni on 02-14-2018 at 7:00 am

In case you missed it, the FPGA Prototyping for SoCs webinar happened last week. I did the opening ceremonies which I will run through briefly here or you can go straight to the replay HERE.

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FPGA prototyping is one of the fastest growing market segments we track on SemiWiki which brings us to the topic at hand: FPGA Prototyping… 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


Enhancing FPGA Prototype Debug

Enhancing FPGA Prototype Debug
by Daniel Nenni on 12-06-2017 at 7:00 am

FPGA prototyping is very popular in modeling hardware for early system prove-out, early embedded software development, as a cost-effective and performance-effective platform for software-driven hardware debug and for late-stage software debug, all before silicon is available. It has significant advantages in run-time… 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


Prototyping the Future of Semiconductors!

Prototyping the Future of Semiconductors!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-28-2015 at 12:00 pm

With major semiconductor mergers and acquisitions running rampant in 2015 (more than double the M&A activity in 2014), the question is where will we go from here? There are many different ways to slice this but for this blog let’s talk about the thousands of semiconductor professionals that will be changing jobs as a result … Read More