80% of specification optimization and almost 100% of the performance/power trade-offs can be achieved during architecture exploration of product design. RISC-V offers a huge opportunity with lots of pipeline and instruction set enhancement opportunities. Can it really attain the utopian success that people are looking… Read More
Dan and Mike are joined by Dr. Bernard Murphy. Bernard has recently published a book on entrepreneurship and the importance of storytelling. In this podcast, Bernard talks about his journey from a PhD in Nuclear Physics at Oxford University to a storied career in EDA and verification. Bernard discusses a fundamental shift in… Read More
Dan and Mike are joined by industry expert Robert Maire for a discussion on China based semiconductors. Robert is an internationally recognized expert on all aspects of semiconductor manufacturing. He joined SemiWiki in 2015 and his blogs have garnered more than 2 million views and many pointed discussions. Robert founded Semiconductor… Read More
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
With the complexity of transistors at an all time high and growing foundry rule decks, fabless companies consistently find themselves in a game of catch up. Semiconductor designs require additional compute resources to maintain speed and quality of development. But deploying new infrastructures at this current speed is a tall… Read More
The semiconductor industry is fiercely competitive. This is widely known by the SemiWiki community. When it comes to critical design parameters such as power, performance or area you’re either in the envelope that defines the market or you’re not a player. Yield management has a similar impact. Those who can stay ahead of the yield… Read More
This is going to be a record setting year for DAC content and attendance, absolutely!
My first DAC was in 1984 in Albuquerque New Mexico, right out of College, and I married my beautiful wife two months later. Thirty six DAC’s later I have four grown children, grandchildren, and the number one semiconductor design portal in the world.… Read More
The foundation of SemiWiki.com has always been to transition live semiconductor related events to an easy to digest digital format via a worldwide online semiconductor community. SemiWiki is staffed by working semiconductor professionals that transform live events, press releases, whitepapers, webinars and other collateral… Read More
TSMC has had an incredible run since its founding in 1987 which spans most of my 36 year semiconductor career. Even in these troubled times TSMC is a shining bellwether with double digit growth expectations while the semiconductor industry will be flat or slightly down. Let’s take a close look at the TSMC Q1 2020 conference call and… Read More
32Mb Embedded STT-MRAM in ULL 22nm CMOS Achieves 10ns Read Speed, 1M Cycle Write Endurance, 10 Years Retention at 150C and High Immunity to Magnetic Field Interference presented at ISSCC2020
1. Motivation for STT-MRAM in Ultra-Low-Leakage 22nm Process
TSMC’s embedded Spin-Torque Transfer Magnetic Random Access Memory (STT-MRAM)… Read More