Podcast EP136: Semiconductor Industry Update with Malcolm Penn

Podcast EP136: Semiconductor Industry Update with Malcolm Penn
by Daniel Nenni on 01-11-2023 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons. Malcolm is a contributor to SemiWiki and a frequent podcast guest.

Dan and Malcolm discuss what happened in the semi industry last year and what 2023 and 2024 will look like and why. The discussion is a preview to Malcolm’s upcoming Industry Update Webinar on January … Read More


Arteris IP Acquires Semifore!

Arteris IP Acquires Semifore!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-10-2023 at 5:45 am

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The semiconductor ecosystem consolidation continues with an interesting acquisition of an EDA company by an IP company. Having worked with both Arteris and Semifore over the past few years I can tell you by personal experience that this is one of those 1+1=3 types of acquisitions, absolutely.

Semifore was founded in 2006 by a team… Read More


Webinar: Achieving Consistent RTL Power Analysis Accuracy

Webinar: Achieving Consistent RTL Power Analysis Accuracy
by Admin on 12-15-2022 at 3:56 pm

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Register Transfer Level (RTL) power analysis, performed early in the design cycle, is a key component of end-to-end methodology to maximize energy efficiency. Such analysis has become a critical requirement for many IC designs today and in the future. Although RTL power analysis technology… Read More


Webinar: PCIe/CXL Latency and Power Considerations for HPC SoCs

Webinar: PCIe/CXL Latency and Power Considerations for HPC SoCs
by Admin on 12-15-2022 at 3:53 pm

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If you are designing chips for high-performance computing (HPC) and data center applications, bandwidth is, of course, a key consideration. However, as data centers get bigger and the required compute power increases, keeping power consumption to a minimum becomes a priority. In

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Synopsys Crosses $5 Billion Milestone!

Synopsys Crosses $5 Billion Milestone!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-14-2022 at 6:00 am

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“We intend to grow revenue 14% to 15%, continue to drive notable ops margin expansion and aim for approximately 16% non-GAAP earnings per share growth.”

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Synopsys is the EDA bellwether since they report early and are the #1 EDA and #1 IP company.  In addition to crossing… Read More


Webinar: Code Review for System Architects

Webinar: Code Review for System Architects
by Admin on 11-02-2022 at 11:59 am

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Register management tools have been used mostly in a bottom-up approach. There are some documents and/or spreadsheets created by the System Architects that are delivered to the design and verification teams. They then start capturing the HW/SW interface of the peripheral IPs in their in-house or

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Webinar: MimicPro™ – A Revolution in the Prototyping and Emulation Segment

Webinar: MimicPro™ – A Revolution in the Prototyping and Emulation Segment
by Admin on 08-24-2022 at 2:08 pm

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This webinar will introduce to you a revolutionary new way to do prototyping and emulation at best-in-class performance, productivity, and pricing by unifying the hardware and a new software stack so one system is capable of prototyping and delivering essential emulation functionality.… Read More


Webinar: O-RAN Fronthaul Transport security using MACsec

Webinar: O-RAN Fronthaul Transport security using MACsec
by Admin on 08-24-2022 at 2:04 pm

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In this live webinar, we will take a look at MACsec as a persuasive security solution for the Open-RAN Fronthaul. We will understand the very sensitive data that the fronthaul transports, its strict high-performance requirements, and the urgent need to secure it against several threats… Read More


Understanding Sheath Behavior Key to Plasma Etch

Understanding Sheath Behavior Key to Plasma Etch
by Scott Kruger on 08-11-2022 at 10:00 am

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Readers of SemiWiki will be well aware of the challenges the industry has faced in photolithography in moving to new nodes, which drove the development of new EUV light sources as well as new masking techniques.  Plasma etching is another key step in chip manufacturing that has also seen new challenges in the development of new sub-10nm… Read More


0.55 High-NA Lithography Update

0.55 High-NA Lithography Update
by Tom Dillinger on 05-31-2022 at 6:00 am

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At the recent SPIE Advanced Lithography + Patterning Conference, Mark Phillips from Intel gave an insightful update on the status of the introduction of the 0.55 high numerical aperture extreme ultraviolet lithography technology.  Mark went so far as to assert that the development progress toward high-NA EUV would support … Read More