Podcast EP40: The Semiconductor Supply Chain and the Real Cause of Semiconductor Shortages

Podcast EP40: The Semiconductor Supply Chain and the Real Cause of Semiconductor Shortages
by Daniel Nenni on 10-01-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Malcolm Penn, 50-year semiconductor industry veteran and founder and CEO of Future Horizons. Dan and Mike explore the evolution of the semiconductor supply chain, how we got to the current state of shortages and what the future may hold. Drawing on his substantial knowledge of the industry, Malcolm makes… Read More


Podcast EP38: Semianalysis on Intel GF TSMC and the Foundry Business

Podcast EP38: Semianalysis on Intel GF TSMC and the Foundry Business
by Daniel Nenni on 09-17-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Dylan Patel of Semianalysis.com covering Intel, GF, TSMC, the semiconductor shortage and more. This is a candid discussion between analysts on current semiconductor events.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these podcasts belong solely to the speaker, and not to the speaker’s employer, organization,… Read More


CEO Interview: Gireesh Rajendran CEO of Steradian Semiconductors

CEO Interview: Gireesh Rajendran CEO of Steradian Semiconductors
by Daniel Nenni on 09-17-2021 at 6:00 am

Gireesh Rajendran

Gireesh Rajendran is a 2010 MIT TR35 winner from India. He holds 44 issued US patents in RF products and circuit techniques and co-authored 3 ISSCC papers. He completed his B Tech in Electronics from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India in 2000 and joined Texas Instruments. During his 13 years tenure in TI, he architected and… Read More


CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog

CEO Interview: Tim Ramsdale of Agile Analog
by Daniel Nenni on 09-10-2021 at 6:00 am

Tim Ramsdale Agile Analog

Tim joined Agile Analog shortly after its formation in 2017, alongside Founder, Michael Hulse, with a mission to change the way Analog IP was designed and delivered. Before joining Agile Analog as CEO, Tim served as General Manager, Imaging and Vision at Arm.  He has experience of delivering products in wireless, consumer, infrastructure… Read More


Podcast EP36: Semiconductor Design Acceleration

Podcast EP36: Semiconductor Design Acceleration
by Daniel Nenni on 09-03-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Michael Johnson (MJ), CTO at NetApp. MJ provides “behind the scene” insights into NetApp technology and how it has quietly revolutionized information storage and management for chip design. The key enabling technologies along with specific use cases are discussed. MJ also discusses moving… Read More


Electronics Recovery Mixed

Electronics Recovery Mixed
by Bill Jewell on 07-21-2021 at 2:00 pm

Electronics Recovery Mixed

Electronics production continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the recovery is mixed by country. The chart below shows three-month-average (3/12) change versus a year ago in electronics production by local currency for key Asian countries. China was averaging about 10% growth prior to the pandemic. After… Read More


Podcast EP27: Veriest and its role in the semiconductor ecosystem

Podcast EP27: Veriest and its role in the semiconductor ecosystem
by Daniel Nenni on 07-02-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Moshe Zalcberg, CEO of Veriest. Moshe discusses the changing landscape of semiconductor design and the critical enabling role of companies like Veriest. He reviews the complexity increases that we’ve all seen and suggests ways that Veriest can enable the new and pervasive use of semiconductors
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It’s not a Semiconductor Shortage It’s Demand Delirium & Poor Planning

It’s not a Semiconductor Shortage It’s Demand Delirium & Poor Planning
by Robert Maire on 04-25-2021 at 10:00 am

Biden Chip Shortage

-The semiconductor industry is not to blame its the customers
-How do you fix something that’s not really broken?
-Long taken for granted, semi’s are sexy again
-Pawns in a Political Power Play?

Its not the chip makers that screwed up. It’s the customers that stressed the system beyond breaking

The semiconductor… Read More


Why Tech Tales are Wafer Thin in Hollywood

Why Tech Tales are Wafer Thin in Hollywood
by Craig Addison on 04-25-2021 at 10:00 am

Chip Warriors

Mad scientists have been a staple of Hollywood science fiction since Dr Victor Frankenstein created his eponymous monster in 1931. Pre-pandemic, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the main source of on-screen geeks-turned-superheroes, from Iron Man’s Tony Stark to Ant Man’s Hank Pym.

When it comes to real-life scientists on… Read More