GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Arm Showcase Broad Range of Partnership

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Arm Showcase Broad Range of Partnership
by Randy Smith on 10-21-2019 at 10:00 am

I previously blogged on the GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) Technology Conference (GTC) held in Santa Clara, CA. The main takeaway that I shared in that blog was that GF’s announced “pivot” to a specialty foundry announced over a year ago, including its decision not to pursue 7nm and smaller nodes, appears to be working and GF is gaining momentum.… Read More


Finding Transistor-level Defects Inside of Standard Cells

Finding Transistor-level Defects Inside of Standard Cells
by Daniel Payne on 01-31-2017 at 12:00 pm

In the earliest days of IC design the engineering work was always done at the transistor-level, and then over time the abstraction level moved upward to gate-level, cell-level, RTL level, IP reuse, and high-level modeling abstractions. The higher levels of abstraction have allowed systems to be integrated into an SoC that can… Read More


A Brief History of Platform Design Automation

A Brief History of Platform Design Automation
by Daniel Payne on 07-01-2016 at 12:00 pm

Two weeks ago I spoke on the phone with Albert Li, Founder and CEO of Platform DA about his EDA company. Prior to founding Platform DA in Beijing, Li worked at Accelicon which was acquired by Agilent in December 2011. Mr. Li graduated from Tsinghua University and Vanderbilt University, both in Electrical Engineering, and has written… Read More


Quality in Design Formats has become a must!

Quality in Design Formats has become a must!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-01-2013 at 6:00 pm

Fractal Technologies is a privately held EDA company with offices in San Carlos, California and Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company was founded by a small group of highly recognized EDA professionals. The scope of Fractal Technologies is to check consistency and validate all different data formats used in your design and… Read More


A Brief History of NanGate

A Brief History of NanGate
by Daniel Nenni on 05-23-2013 at 8:10 pm

NanGate got started in 2004 by a group of engineers from Vitesse Semi and Intel. The technology and market idea was to address and solve the inherent shortcomings of standard cell based design as compared to full custom. Anyone having tried to push the performance of a standard cell design knows the frustration… if only I had a betterRead More