How an Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Can Be a Differentiator

How an Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Can Be a Differentiator
by Kalar Rajendiran on 12-22-2022 at 6:00 am

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Embedded memory makes computing applications run faster. In the early days of the semiconductor industry, the desire to utilize large amount of on-chip memory was limited by cost, manufacturing difficulties and technology mismatches between logic and memory circuit implementations. Since then, advancements in semiconductor… Read More


Slashing Power in Wearables. The Next Step

Slashing Power in Wearables. The Next Step
by Bernard Murphy on 11-02-2022 at 6:00 am

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In wearables and hearables, low power is king. Earbuds for example still only manage a half-day active use before we need to recharge. Half a day falls short of truly convenient for most of us – a full day would be much better, allowing for overnight recharge. Physics limits battery sizes so system designers must look to SoC architectures… Read More


Podcast EP111: How sureCore is Fueling the AI Revolution With Tony Stansfield

Podcast EP111: How sureCore is Fueling the AI Revolution With Tony Stansfield
by Daniel Nenni on 10-07-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Tony Stansfield, sureCore’s CTO. Tony has over 35 years of semiconductor industry experience in a variety of technical roles. He is cited as an inventor on 23 patents covering SRAM, CAM, low-power electronics, and programmable logic.

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Sondrel explains the 10 steps to model and design a complex SoC

Sondrel explains the 10 steps to model and design a complex SoC
by Daniel Nenni on 03-02-2022 at 10:00 am

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Sondrel just released a position paper on how to model and design a complex ASIC. We have been following Sondrel for the past year and I have found their collateral to be excellent. Here is the position paper overview, a description of the new Sondrel modeling tool, the 10 steps, and of course a link to download the paper:

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Podcast EP56: sureCore Memory, From Ultra-Low Power to Ultra-Low Temperature

Podcast EP56: sureCore Memory, From Ultra-Low Power to Ultra-Low Temperature
by Daniel Nenni on 01-07-2022 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Paul Wells. CEO of sureCcore. Paul describes a variety of new and innovative applications for sureCore memory products. including ultra-low power applications for consumer connected devices and new applications for quantum computing.

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CEO Interview: Lee-Lean Shu of GSI Technology

CEO Interview: Lee-Lean Shu of GSI Technology
by Daniel Nenni on 01-22-2021 at 6:00 am

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Lee-Lean Shu co-founded GSI Technology in March 1995 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors since its inception. In October 2000, Mr. Shu became Chairman of the Board of GSI Technology. Mr. Shu was has held various management positions in SRAM and DRAM designs at Sony Microelectronics… Read More


Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables

Low Power SRAM Register Files for IoT, AI and Wearables
by Tom Simon on 11-26-2020 at 10:00 am

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SRAM is the workhorse for on-chip memories, valued for its performance and easy integration with standard processes. The needs of wearable, IoT and AI SOCs have put a lot of pressure on the requirements for all on-chip memories. This is perhaps most evident in the area of power. AI chips that rely heavily on SRAM register files are… Read More


CEO Interview: Paul Wells of sureCore

CEO Interview: Paul Wells of sureCore
by Daniel Nenni on 10-16-2020 at 6:00 am

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What brought you to semiconductors? 
As a kid I was interested in electronics and early personal computers. I went on to graduate from Manchester University in 1986, the birthplace of the modern computer, studying Computer Engineering where for my final year project I designed a gate array using Ferranti Electronics technology… Read More


WEBINAR: Addressing Verification Challenges in the Development of Optimized SRAM Solutions with surecore and Mentor Solido

WEBINAR: Addressing Verification Challenges in the Development of Optimized SRAM Solutions with surecore and Mentor Solido
by Daniel Nenni on 09-01-2020 at 2:00 pm

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After spending a significant amount of my career in the IP library business it was an easy transition to Solido Design. I spent 10+ years traveling the world with CEO Amit Gupta working with the foundries and their top customers. In fact, the top 40 semiconductor companies use Solido. IP companies are also big Solido users including… Read More


Low Power SRAM Complier and Characterization Enable IoT Applications

Low Power SRAM Complier and Characterization Enable IoT Applications
by Tom Simon on 02-22-2019 at 7:00 am

If you are designing an SOC for an IoT application and looking to minimize power consumption, there are a lot of choices. However, more often than not, looking at reducing SRAM power is a good place to start. SRAMs can consume up to 70% of an IC’s power. SureCore, a leading memory IP supplier, offers highly optimized SRAM instances … Read More