Embedded FPGA Blocks as Functional Accelerators (AMBA Architecture, with FREE Verilog Examples!)

Embedded FPGA Blocks as Functional Accelerators (AMBA Architecture, with FREE Verilog Examples!)
by Tom Dillinger on 07-20-2017 at 7:00 am

A key application for embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology is to provide functionality for specific algorithms — as the throughput of this implementation exceeds the equivalent code executing on a processor core, these SoC blocks are often referred to as accelerators. The programmability of eFPGA technology offers additional… Read More


DARPA Flex Logix and TSMC!

DARPA Flex Logix and TSMC!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-23-2017 at 10:00 am

Image RemovedWhen I first saw emerging semiconductor IP company Flex Logix actively involved with TSMC I knew something big was coming and boy was I right. DARPA announced today that an agreement is in place with Flex Logix to develop EFLX eFPGA technology on TSMC 16FFC for use by companies or Government agencies designing chips… 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

Image RemovedIf 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… Read More


5 of the Top 20 Semiconductor Suppliers to Show Double-Digit Gains in 2016!

5 of the Top 20 Semiconductor Suppliers to Show Double-Digit Gains in 2016!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-15-2016 at 4:00 pm

Semiconductor Market Researcher IC Insights released an update to the 2016 semiconductor sales forecast which is interesting on many different levels. It really has been an exciting year for the semiconductor industry, absolutely. Two of the stars of this year’s report happen to be two of my favorite fabless companies, Nvidia… Read More


Will TSMC be alone at 10nm and 7nm?!?!?

Will TSMC be alone at 10nm and 7nm?!?!?
by Daniel Nenni on 10-01-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedNow that the dust has settled let’s talk about the recent TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum. This was the 6[SUP]th[/SUP] annual OIP which hosts more than 1,000 attendees from TSMC’s top customers and partners. Presenting this year were TSMC VP and CTO Dr. Jack Sun, TSMC VP of R&D Dr. Cliff Hou, and ARM EVP of Incubation Businesses… Read More


Key Takeaways from the TSMC Technology Symposium Part 2

Key Takeaways from the TSMC Technology Symposium Part 2
by Tom Dillinger on 03-22-2016 at 4:00 pm

In Part 1, we reviewed four of the highlights of the recent TSMC Technology Symposium in San Jose. This article details the “Final Four” key takeaways from the TSMC presentations, and includes a few comments about the advanced technology research that TSMC is conducting.… Read More


TSMC 2016 Technology Symposium and Apple SoCs!

TSMC 2016 Technology Symposium and Apple SoCs!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-08-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedIt is that time again, time for the originators of the pure-play foundry business to update their top customers and partners on the latest process technology developments and schedules. More specifically, all of the TSMC FinFET processes (16nm, 10nm, 7nm, and beyond), TSMC IP portfolio (CMOS image sensor, Embedded… Read More