Podcast EP30: Interview with Tony Pialis, Alphawave IP

Podcast EP30: Interview with Tony Pialis, Alphawave IP
by Daniel Nenni on 07-23-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Tony Pialis. Tony co-founded Alphawave in 2017 and has since served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. The journey of Alphawave is discussed, including differentiation, strategy and the IPO as well as a look to the future.

Tony co-founded Alphawave in 2017 and has since served as its President and Chief… Read More


Podcast EP26: The Challenges and Opportunities of IP Reuse

Podcast EP26: The Challenges and Opportunities of IP Reuse
by Daniel Nenni on 06-25-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Rance, head of marketing for Cliosoft. Simon discusses a broad range of topics associated with IP reuse, from the IP provider and IP consumer point of view. Design data management, as well as IP technical capabilities, license tracking and the benefits of a knowledge base and more are reviewed.

The

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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


CEO Interview: Dr. Rick Shen of eMemory

CEO Interview: Dr. Rick Shen of eMemory
by Daniel Nenni on 04-23-2021 at 6:00 am

eMemory Business Model

Dr. Shen has been President of eMemory Technology since 2009, succeeding Dr. Charles Hsu. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Shen held various management positions within the company, overseeing Technology Development, founding the Customer Service team, supervising Technology & IP services, and the company’s technology… Read More


SmartDV Shines in 2020!

SmartDV Shines in 2020!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-17-2021 at 6:00 am

SmartDV 2020

After an incredible year for SemiWiki I spent much of January breaking down 2020 with our sponsoring companies. Some had a down year, some had a flat year, but quite a few had remarkable years. One standout company is SmartDV which recorded a 51% revenue increase, so the important question is why?

Reasons:
SmartDV covers one of the… Read More


How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems

How SerDes Became Key IP for Semiconductor Systems
by Eric Esteve on 02-14-2021 at 10:00 am

Ethernet bandwidth

We have seen that the interface IP category is seeing incredibly high growth rate over the last two decades and we expect this category to generate an ongoing high source of IP revenues for at least another decade. But if we dig into the various successful protocols like PCI Express, Ethernet or USB, we can detect a common function … Read More


EDA Appears to Have COVID Immunity – ESD Alliance Reports Strong Q2 2020

EDA Appears to Have COVID Immunity – ESD Alliance Reports Strong Q2 2020
by Daniel Nenni on 10-05-2020 at 10:00 am

EDA Appears to Have COVID Immunity – ESD Alliance Reports Strong Q2 2020

The ESD Alliance tracks revenue growth for a large number of EDA companies. Their recent report paints a positive picture in a landscape dotted with challenges and not-so-good news. The report cites 12.6% overall revenue growth for Q2 2020 vs. Q2 2019. Furthermore, the overall most recent four quarter revenue average has increased… Read More


IP SoC China 20 September 15th, 2020 A virtual Event

IP SoC China 20 September 15th, 2020 A virtual Event
by Daniel Nenni on 09-15-2020 at 8:00 am

Why IP SoC China 20?

China is the largest and fastest growing semiconductor market in the world and at the same time, the semiconductor world has to face a worldwide fast evolution, never seen before, in terms of new applications (IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive etc.)

The SoC (System on Chip), Asic (Application specific… Read More


PCI Express in Depth – Transaction Layer

PCI Express in Depth – Transaction Layer
by Luigi Filho on 09-06-2020 at 7:00 am

PCI Express in Depth Transaction Layer

In the last article i write about the Data Link Layer, in this article i’ll write about the Transaction Layer.

This layer’s primary responsibility is to create PCI Express request and completion transactions. It has both transmit functions for outgoing transactions, and receive functions for incoming transactions.… Read More