EP217: The Impact and Unique Business Model of Silicon Creations with Randy Caplan

EP217: The Impact and Unique Business Model of Silicon Creations with Randy Caplan
by Daniel Nenni on 04-12-2024 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Randy Caplan, co-founder and CEO of Silicon Creations, and a lifelong technology enthusiast. For almost two decades, he has helped grow Silicon Creations into a leading mixed-signal semiconductor IP company with nearly 500 customers spanning almost every major market segment.

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Interface IP in 2022: 22% YoY growth still data-centric driven

Interface IP in 2022: 22% YoY growth still data-centric driven
by Eric Esteve on 09-04-2023 at 10:00 am

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We have shown in the “Design IP Report” 2022 that the market share of the wired Interface IP category is a growing part of the total IP, and that this trend is confirmed year after year. The interface IP category has moved from 18% share in 2017 to 25% in 2022.

During the 2010-decade, smartphone was the strong driver for the IP industry,… Read More


Configurable RISC-V core sidesteps cache misses with 128 fetches

Configurable RISC-V core sidesteps cache misses with 128 fetches
by Don Dingee on 04-25-2023 at 6:00 am

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Modern CPU performance hinges on keeping a processor’s pipeline fed so it executes operations on every tick of the clock, typically using abundant multi-level caching. However, a crop of cache-busting applications is looming, like AI and high-performance computing (HPC) applications running on big data sets. SemidynamicsRead More


Design IP Sales Grew 20.2% in 2022 after 19.4% in 2021 and 16.7% in 2020!

Design IP Sales Grew 20.2% in 2022 after 19.4% in 2021 and 16.7% in 2020!
by Eric Esteve on 04-21-2023 at 6:00 am

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Design IP revenues had achieved $6.67B in 2022, after $5.56B in 2021, or 20.2% growth after 19.4% in 2021 and 16.7% in 2020. IPnest has released the “Design IP Report” in April 2023, ranking IP vendors by category (CPU, DSP, GPU & ISP, Wired Interface, SRAM Memory Compiler, Flash Memory Compiler, Library and I/O, AMS, Wireless… Read More


eFPGA goes back to basics for low-power programmable logic

eFPGA goes back to basics for low-power programmable logic
by Don Dingee on 03-21-2023 at 10:00 am

Renesas ForgeFPGA Evaluation Board features Flex Logic ELFX 1K low-power programmable logic tile

When you think “FPGA,” what comes to mind? Massive, expensive parts capable of holding a lot of logic but also consuming a lot of power. Reconfigurable platforms that can swallow RTL for an SoC design in pre-silicon testing. Big splashy corporate acquisitions where investors made tons of money. Exotic 3D packaging and advanced… Read More


High-End Interconnect IP Forecast 2022 to 2026

High-End Interconnect IP Forecast 2022 to 2026
by Eric Esteve on 12-04-2022 at 10:00 am

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The Interface IP market has grown with 21% CAGR from 2017 to 2021 and we review the part of this market restricted to the high-end of PCIe, DDR, Ethernet and D2D IP made of PHY and controller targeting the most advanced technology nodes and latest protocol release. We will show that an IP vendor focusing investment on the high-end interconnect… Read More


Post-quantum cryptography steps on the field

Post-quantum cryptography steps on the field
by Don Dingee on 08-01-2022 at 6:00 am

PQSubSys post quantum cryptography IP

In cybersecurity circles, the elephant in the room is a quantum computer in the hands of nefarious actors. A day is coming, soon, when well-funded organizations will be able to rent time on, or maybe even build or buy a quantum machine. Then, if data is valuable enough, people will hunt for it. Two or three months of compute time on a … Read More


Podcast EP81: The Future of Neural Processing with Quadric’s Steve Roddy

Podcast EP81: The Future of Neural Processing with Quadric’s Steve Roddy
by Daniel Nenni on 05-20-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Steve Roddy, chief marketing officer of Quadric, a leading processor technology intellectual property (IP) licensor. Roddy brings more than 30 years of marketing and product management expertise across the machine learning (ML), neural network processor (NPU), microprocessor, digital signal processor

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Podcast EP79: Alphacore’s Capabilities and Growth Plans with Ken Potts

Podcast EP79: Alphacore’s Capabilities and Growth Plans with Ken Potts
by Daniel Nenni on 05-13-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Ken Potts, Alphacore’s Chief Operating Officer. Ken has over 30 years of successful entrepreneurship in both Fortune 100 as well as emerging technology companies. Ken has held numerous executive and operational leadership roles in semiconductor products, semiconductor IP, and electronic design automation.… Read More


Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%

Design IP Sales Grew 19.4% in 2021, confirm 2016-2021 CAGR of 9.8%
by Eric Esteve on 05-05-2022 at 6:00 am

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Design IP Sales reached $5.45B in 2021, or 19.4% YoY after 16% in 2020, on-sync with semiconductor growth of 26.2% in 2021 according to WSTS. IPnest has released the “Design IP Report” in May 2022, ranking IP vendors by category (CPU, DSP, GPU & ISP, Wired Interface, SRAM Memory Compiler, Flash Memory Compiler, Library and I/O,… Read More