High-Level Synthesis for Automotive SoCs

High-Level Synthesis for Automotive SoCs
by Mitch Heins on 09-15-2017 at 7:00 am

Some of the world’s most complex Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) are being developed for automotive applications. These SoCs have heterogeneous architectures with a variety of processors and accelerators that do real-time image processing for assisted and autonomous driving applications. The Bosch Visiontec team, in Sophia Antipolis,… Read More


TSMC OIP and the Insatiable Computing Trend!

TSMC OIP and the Insatiable Computing Trend!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-14-2017 at 12:00 am

This year’s OIP was much more lighthearted than I remember which is understandable. TSMC is executing flawlessly, delivering new process technology every year. Last year’s opening speaker, David Keller, used the phrase “Celebrate the way we collaborate” which served as the theme for the conference. This year David’s… Read More


Overcoming the Challenges of Creating Custom SoCs for IoT

Overcoming the Challenges of Creating Custom SoCs for IoT
by Mitch Heins on 06-30-2017 at 7:00 am

As the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities continues to expand, companies are working hard to bring System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions to market in the hopes of garnering market share and revenue. However, it’s not as easy as it may first seem. Companies are running into a series of issues that stand between them and capturing the… Read More


CEO Interview: Vincent Markus of Menta

CEO Interview: Vincent Markus of Menta
by Daniel Nenni on 05-15-2017 at 7:00 am

What is Menta all about?
Menta was founded to add hardware-programmability within SoCs. We deliver FPGAs in hard IP form that can be readily embedded within an SoC to make certain hardware functions reconfigurable at-will, post-production. This enables customers to dynamically adapt to evolving standards, perform security… Read More


CEO Interview: Amit Gupta of Solido Design

CEO Interview: Amit Gupta of Solido Design
by Daniel Nenni on 02-13-2017 at 7:00 am

Solido Design Automation is rapidly making a name for itself in EDA. Amit Gupta is founder and CEO of Solido Design Automation, based in Saskatoon, Canada. You should also know that Solido is one of the founding members of SemiWiki.com. In the last six years we have published 44 Solido related blogs that have racked up more than 200,000… Read More


Making the Move from 28nm to FinFET!

Making the Move from 28nm to FinFET!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-12-2017 at 12:00 pm

If you click FinFET in the SemiWiki.com Latest News: navigation bar at the top of this page you will get a list of 86 blogs that have been viewed more than 600,000 times. If you go to the last blogs on the list, meaning the first blogs to be published, you will see a three part series, “Introduction to FinFET Technology” written by Tom Dillinger… Read More


Tool Trends Highlight an Industry Trend for AMS designs

Tool Trends Highlight an Industry Trend for AMS designs
by Bernard Murphy on 01-11-2017 at 7:00 am

Archaeologists often use tools found in digs as a major indicator of trends in civilizations. The same could be said for trends in design, though we don’t have to reconstruct these design trends – we tend to see them ahead of us.
The trend in this case is the growing importance of sensors in designs and there’s no better example of that… Read More


Do 8 Cores Really Matter in Smartphones?

Do 8 Cores Really Matter in Smartphones?
by Amit Sharma on 10-27-2015 at 4:00 pm

As the smartphone industry has begun to mature, one-upmanship among smartphone manufacturers and SoC vendors has bred a dangerous trend: ever-increasing processor core counts and the association between increased CPU core count and greater performance. This association originated as SoC vendors and OEMs have tried to find… Read More


Indian Railways and SoCs

Indian Railways and SoCs
by Sivakumar P R on 09-29-2015 at 4:00 pm

Last week I woke up late as usual and decided to flip through the news paper on Coffee to enjoy the lazy Sunday morning, but I ended up reading a sad news about a train accident. Everyday virtually we hear about minimum one accident. Indian Railways, wow, what a reliable transportation system we have built. It clearly indicates we have… Read More