The Most Important Point You May Have Missed at CDNLive 2016!

The Most Important Point You May Have Missed at CDNLive 2016!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-06-2016 at 4:00 am

This was the best keynote lineup I can remember at a user group meeting. All four speakers are visionaries but from very different perspectives. The video of the event will be up later this month but from my first count the word “System(s)” was mentioned 32 times and the underlying message will transform the semiconductor industry… Read More


A Candid Conversation with the GlobalFoundries CEO!

A Candid Conversation with the GlobalFoundries CEO!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-25-2015 at 8:00 pm

Image RemovedI did not know Dr. Sanjay Jha prior to this meeting but I certainly knew of him from his time at Qualcomm. It seemed a bit odd for me to fly to Dresden to meet a man that is based here in Silicon Valley but that made the meeting all that more interesting. Especially after finding out the German Chancellor Angela Merkel would… Read More


Angela Merkel Visits GlobalFoundries in Dresden!

Angela Merkel Visits GlobalFoundries in Dresden!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-14-2015 at 2:00 pm

The Chancellor of Germany visited Fab 1 in Dresden today. I did not get to speak with her personally so I will send her a message here. The fabless semiconductor industry is a force of nature. You can either harness the power or be overwhelmed by it. The United States, Taiwan, China, and South Korea have certainly figured this out. Hopefully… Read More


Samsung ♥ GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Samsung ♥ GLOBALFOUNDRIES
by Daniel Nenni on 04-18-2014 at 11:00 pm

Image RemovedHad I not been briefed personally I may not have believed it. Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES will work closely together on satisfying 14nm wafer demand while sharing Samsung’s FinFET secret sauce. This tells me two things: Samsung has more 14nm design wins than I had originally reported and the new GF CEO is serious… Read More


What is Next for GLOBALFOUNDRIES?

What is Next for GLOBALFOUNDRIES?
by Daniel Nenni on 04-04-2014 at 8:30 am

Image RemovedIn response to changing industry dynamics, AMD announced in October 2008 a new strategy to focus exclusively on the design phase of semiconductor product development. To achieve that strategy, AMD partnered with Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi to create a new joint venture company designed… Read More