UCIe Specification Streamlines Multi-Die System Design with Chiplets

UCIe Specification Streamlines Multi-Die System Design with Chiplets
by Dave Bursky on 09-26-2022 at 10:00 am

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Over the last few years, the design of application-specific ICs as well as high-performance CPUs and other complex ICs has hit a proverbial wall. This wall is built from several issues: first, chip sizes have grown so large that they can fill the entire mask reticle and that could limit future growth. Second, the large chip size impacts… Read More


OpenFive Joins Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Consortium

OpenFive Joins Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Consortium
by Kalar Rajendiran on 07-19-2022 at 10:00 am

Snapshot of Contributing Members of UCIe

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) is an open specification that defines the interconnect between chiplets within a package. The objective is to enable an open chiplet ecosystem. Although the initial specification for UCIe was developed by Intel, a consortium was announced in March with Intel, AMD, Arm, Google,… Read More


Alchip Technologies Offers 3nm ASIC Design Services

Alchip Technologies Offers 3nm ASIC Design Services
by Kalar Rajendiran on 07-14-2022 at 10:00 am

Alchip Design Technology Roadmap

Throughout its history, the ASIC industry has had its ups and downs. With feast and famine cycles, the ASIC business model is not for the faint of heart. Some companies tread boldly while others dread the cycles and stay away from this business model. Those who are consistently successful have to overcome many challenges thrown … Read More


Verifying Inter-Chiplet Communication

Verifying Inter-Chiplet Communication
by Daniel Nenni on 07-04-2022 at 6:00 am

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Chiplets are hot now as a way to extend Moore’s Law, dividing functionality across multiple die within a single package. It’s no longer practical to jam all functionality onto a single die in the very latest processes, exceeding reticle limits in some cases and in others straining cost/yield. This is not an academic concern. Already… Read More


Die-to-Die IP enabling the path to the future of Chiplets Ecosystem

Die-to-Die IP enabling the path to the future of Chiplets Ecosystem
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-30-2022 at 6:00 am

Die to Die Interface Figure of Merit

The topic of chiplets is getting a lot of attention these days. The chiplet movement has picked up more momentum since Moore’s law started slowing down as process technology approached 5nm. With the development cost of a monolithic SoC crossing the $500M and wafer yields of large die-based chips dropping steeply, the decision … Read More


Bespoke Silicon is Coming, Absolutely!

Bespoke Silicon is Coming, Absolutely!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-18-2022 at 6:00 am

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It was nice to be at a live conference again. DesignCon was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, my favorite location, which to me there was a back to normal crowd. The sessions I attended were full and the show floor was busy. Masks and vaccinations were not required, maybe that was it. Or there was a pent-up demand to get back engaged… Read More