Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA

Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA
by Daniel Nenni on 03-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are once again joined by Dr. Walden Rhines for an overview of the M&A scene for semiconductors and EDA. Wally discusses the periodic expansion and contraction of these markets along with the factors that cause these trends. Wally concludes with a view of the future.

Wally Rhines is widely recognized as an expert … Read More


Semiconductor Shortage – No Quick Fix – Years of neglect & financial hills to climb

Semiconductor Shortage – No Quick Fix – Years of neglect & financial hills to climb
by Robert Maire on 03-03-2021 at 8:00 am

Toamagachi Semiconductor shortage

– Semi Situation Stems from long term systemic neglect
– Will require much more than money & time than thought
– Fundamental change is needed to offset the financial bias
– Auto industry is just the hint of a much larger problem

Like recognizing global warming when the water is up to your neck

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The Chip Market / China Conundrum

The Chip Market / China Conundrum
by Malcolm Penn on 02-28-2021 at 2:00 pm

China Taiwan Chip Dilema

In its February 20, 2021 edition, the Economist published an article entitled “How to kill a democracy; China faces fateful choices, especially involving Taiwan”.  It went on to quote “To many Chinese, the island’s conquest is a sacred national mission” as well as a by-line “America is losing its ability to deter a Chinese attack… Read More


Podcast EP9: Why Fabs and Fabless Matter

Podcast EP9: Why Fabs and Fabless Matter
by Daniel Nenni on 02-26-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley. Join us for a tour of the very beginnings of the semiconductor industry and the rise of the fabless movement. Beyond a historical perspective, Ray also discusses the importance of semiconductor technology and its impact on the world, governments and … Read More


“For Want of a Chip, the Auto Industry was Lost”

“For Want of a Chip, the Auto Industry was Lost”
by Robert Maire on 02-11-2021 at 10:00 am

Auto Assembly Line

Semiconductor production can’t be turned on and off like a switch

Semiconductor fabs have to run 24/7 to make money. They have to be running full all the time to fully utilize the high running costs and in the case of new fabs, high capital costs.

Unlike a brake pad factory hat can hire and fire people at will and source readily … Read More


CASPA: Semiconductor Package and Testing, the State of the Art Speakers

CASPA: Semiconductor Package and Testing, the State of the Art Speakers
by Daniel Nenni on 01-30-2021 at 5:00 pm

CASPA Quarterly Special Interest Group Seminar

Date: Jan. 30, 2021 Sat. 5pm – 6:30pm

Topic: Semiconductor Package and Testing, the State of the Art

Speakers:

William Chen, Ph.D., ASE Fellow & Senior Technical Advisor, ASE Group

Yaojian Lin, VP and General Manager of R&D Center, JCET Group

 

Bio of Dr. William

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Podcast EP3: Tomorrow’s Semiconductors with Jim Hogan

Podcast EP3: Tomorrow’s Semiconductors with Jim Hogan
by Daniel Nenni on 01-15-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by industry luminary Jim Hogan. In a rare interview, Jim talks about his life – how he got into semiconductors, EDA and venture investing. Jim’s time at Cadence as well as his work at ARM are explored. Jim also provides a concise and informative overview of how venture investing works. The podcast… Read More


Podcast EP1: Why are Semiconductors so Sexy?

Podcast EP1: Why are Semiconductors so Sexy?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-01-2021 at 10:00 am

The goal of this Podcast Series is to bring semiconductor experts together to get to the truth about the matter at hand. We’ll get right to the point and not exceed 30 minutes of your time. If you have a topic you would like us to cover please post it on SemiWiki.com and we will get right to it.

After introductions from Daniel Nenni and his… Read More


2020 GSA Silicon Leadership Summit

2020 GSA Silicon Leadership Summit
by Admin on 11-10-2020 at 12:00 am

Silicon Leadership Summit

The 2020 Silicon Leadership Summit is GSA’s global technology and business conference and a unique platform that brings together over 250 senior executives across the expanded semiconductor ecosystem at the intersection of semiconductors, software, systems, solutions, and services for two-days

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