Webinar: Achieve High-performance and High-throughput with Intel based FPGA Prototyping

Webinar: Achieve High-performance and High-throughput with Intel based FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 03-19-2018 at 12:00 pm

FPGAs have been used for ASIC prototyping since the beginning of FPGAs (1980s) allowing hardware and software designers to work in harmony developing, testing, and optimizing their products. We covered the history of FPGAs in Chapter 3 of our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry”, which includes … Read More


CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C

CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C
by Daniel Nenni on 01-16-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedI haven’t sat down to speak with S2C since we collaborated on the book, PROTOTYPICAL, published just before DAC 2016 and even then, I hadn’t spoken to Toshio Nakama, their CEO. Toshio splits his time between the San Jose headquarters and the Shanghai headquarters so getting time to meet face-to-face has been challenging.… Read More


The Future of FPGA Prototyping!

The Future of FPGA Prototyping!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-06-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis interview originally appeared as the foreword to our book “Prototypical: The Emergence of FPGA-based Prototyping for SoC Design” but I thought it would be worth publishing for those of you who have not downloaded it yet. I also wanted to mention that our friends at S2C are currently offering a 50%Read More


Solving the Next Big SoC Challenges with FPGA Prototyping

Solving the Next Big SoC Challenges with FPGA Prototyping
by Daniel Nenni on 03-01-2016 at 4:00 pm

The health of the semiconductor industry revolves around the “start”. Chip design starts translate to wafer starts, and both support customer design wins and product shipments. Roadmaps develop for expanding product offerings, and capital expenditures flow in to add capacity enabling more chip designs and wafer starts. If… Read More


Prototyping the Future of Semiconductors!

Prototyping the Future of Semiconductors!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-28-2015 at 12:00 pm

With major semiconductor mergers and acquisitions running rampant in 2015 (more than double the M&A activity in 2014), the question is where will we go from here? There are many different ways to slice this but for this blog let’s talk about the thousands of semiconductor professionals that will be changing jobs as a result … Read More


A Vision for FPGA Prototyping Realized

A Vision for FPGA Prototyping Realized
by Daniel Nenni on 04-27-2015 at 7:00 am

FPGA prototyping is beginning its move to the forefront of design and verification. More and more companies are turning to this technology not only for in-circuit testing and earlier software development but also for refining, validating, and implementing chip architecture. The increases in design size and complexity as well… Read More