Apple and China to kill Intellectual Property?

Apple and China to kill Intellectual Property?
by Eric Esteve on 06-18-2018 at 12:00 pm

The recent (since 2016) news about Apple, China, FTC and other organizations positioning in respect with IP are concerning, as it seems indicating that Intellectual Property in general (Design IP and Technology IP) is at risk. Let’s consider several facts through different cases, involving ARM, Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies… Read More


The Rise and Fall of ARM Holdings

The Rise and Fall of ARM Holdings
by Daniel Nenni on 05-16-2018 at 7:00 am

Publishing a book on the history of ARM was an incredible experience. In business it is always important to remember how you got to where you are today to better prepare for where you are going tomorrow. The book “Mobile Unleashed” started at the beginning of ARM (Acorn Computer) where a company went from a crazy idea a couple of engineers… Read More


Will Lawsuits Stall Automotive AI?

Will Lawsuits Stall Automotive AI?
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

The roster of automotive artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives is growing rapidly with Softbank working with Honda on the Emotion Engine for the Neuv self-driving commuter vehicle, IBM’s collaboration with General Motors and BMW, and, now, reports of Microsoft bringing AI to Volvo in the form of Cortana. It was Google… Read More


Asimo Creator Talks to Waymo

Asimo Creator Talks to Waymo
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-25-2016 at 12:00 pm

It’s been 16 years since the debut of Honda’s Asimo robot. By now, millions of people around the world have seen Asimo and its offspring at trade shows and on television. The robot is still capable of drawing a crowd wherever it is found especially since it is not only capable of walking and running but also of recognizing… Read More


Flex Logix is a Different Kind of IP Company!

Flex Logix is a Different Kind of IP Company!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-13-2016 at 7:00 am

The embedded FPGA business has been getting quite a bit of press lately so it is definitely worth a closer look. Intel started it all when they acquired the #2 FPGA company Altera for $16.7B last year. Microsoft is also a big FPGA fan for search and deep learning. In fact, Microsoft’s commitment to FPGAs, specifically Altera FPGAs,… Read More


Final SemiWiki Book Signing at REUSE 2016!

Final SemiWiki Book Signing at REUSE 2016!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-08-2016 at 4:00 pm

It has been a hectic year for the semiconductor industry so now is a good time to reflect on how we got to where we are today in hopes of better understanding where we are going tomorrow.

Given the importance of semiconductor IP (the $32B ARM acquisition by SoftBank for example) I would strongly suggest attending the REUSE 2016 event… Read More


ARM and SoftBank: A Joint Vision of the Future!

ARM and SoftBank: A Joint Vision of the Future!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-18-2016 at 8:00 pm

Next week is ARM TechCon and I’m extra excited about this one because of the SoftBank acquisition. In fact, the opening keynote says it all. ARM CEO Simon Segar and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will discuss the next chapter in the book of ARM. To better prepare for this keynote you should probably read our book “Mobile Unleashed: The Read More


CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris

CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris
by Daniel Nenni on 10-17-2016 at 7:00 am

When Charlie Janac talks, people listen, absolutely. Charlie’s 30 year career spans EDA, IP, semiconductor equipment, nano-technology, and venture capital. For the last 11 years he has been CEO of interconnect IP provider Arteris who invented the industry’s first commercial network on chip (NoC) SoC interconnect IP… Read More


Semiconductor C-level Executives Explore the Seventh Sense!

Semiconductor C-level Executives Explore the Seventh Sense!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-14-2016 at 12:00 pm

The GSA US Executive Forum is in its 5[SUP]th[/SUP] year. It is a time for top level semiconductor executives to meet and try to make sense of a very complex and fast moving industry that has tremendous influence on modern day life. You can see a list of attendees with bios and pictures HERE. There is a lot to talk about (The Future of Drones… Read More