Podcast EP28: Funding approaches for semiconductor startups

Podcast EP28: Funding approaches for semiconductor startups
by Daniel Nenni on 07-09-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Wally Rhines to discuss funding approaches for semiconductor startups. Wally has led a fundraising effort for a fabless semiconductor startup for the last year.  His experience is useful for others who are trying to raise funding for promising semiconductor startups.

Wally Rhines is widely recognized as an expert

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Podcast EP22: Intel’s IDM 2.0 and Their Venture Back into the Foundry Business

Podcast EP22: Intel’s IDM 2.0 and Their Venture Back into the Foundry Business
by Daniel Nenni on 05-28-2021 at 9:00 am

Dan is joined by Dr. Walden Rhines. Dan and Wally explore Intel’s re-entry to the foundry business. What is different this time and the implications of a worldwide supply chain are just some of the topics discussed in this far-reaching discussion of what lies ahead for the semiconductor industry.

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Siemens EDA wants to help you engineer a smarter future faster

Siemens EDA wants to help you engineer a smarter future faster
by Daniel Nenni on 03-22-2021 at 10:00 am

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In case you missed it earlier this year, Mentor Graphics the oldest EDA brand officially changed its name to Siemens EDA and launched a new website under its parent Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Under Siemens Digital Industries Software, Siemens EDA adds IC, advanced IC packaging and PCB systems design, verification/validation… Read More


Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA

Podcast EP10: The M&A Landscape for Semis and EDA
by Daniel Nenni on 03-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are once again joined by Dr. Walden Rhines for an overview of the M&A scene for semiconductors and EDA. Wally discusses the periodic expansion and contraction of these markets along with the factors that cause these trends. Wally concludes with a view of the future.

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ESD Alliance Report for Q3 2020 Presents an Upbeat Snapshot That is Up and to the Right

ESD Alliance Report for Q3 2020 Presents an Upbeat Snapshot That is Up and to the Right
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-12-2021 at 10:00 am

ESD Alliance Report for Q3 2020 Presents an Upbeat Snapshot That is Up and to the Right

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance (a SEMI Technology Community) recently released their regular report on EDA revenue for Q3, 2020 . While the report is a normal occurrence, the numbers in this particular report are anything but normal. I have been reviewing these reports for many years, and I honestly can’t remember… Read More


Podcast EP2: Moore’s Law, Dead or Alive?

Podcast EP2: Moore’s Law, Dead or Alive?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-08-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Dr. Walden Rhines for a scenic tour of Moore’s Law. The genesis and evolution of Moore’s Law are discussed, along with the fundamental processes that have driven it. How the technology world continues to grow and innovate in spite of a slowing of Moore’s Law is a central theme of the discussion.… Read More


What’s Driving This New Wave of Semiconductor Merger Mania?

What’s Driving This New Wave of Semiconductor Merger Mania?
by Wally Rhines on 11-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Predicting Semiconductor Business Trends SemiWiki

Nvidia/ARM $40B. AMD/Xilinx $35B. Marvell/Inphi $10B. Despite the disruption of COVID, a wave of high value semiconductor acquisitions is sweeping the industry. Why? Did something happen that stimulated this consolidation? Until 2015, the industry was experiencing continuous “de-consolidation” that started in 1965. … Read More


I Have Seen the Future – Cornami’s TruStream Computational Fabric Changes Computing

I Have Seen the Future – Cornami’s TruStream Computational Fabric Changes Computing
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-03-2020 at 10:00 am

Cornami The Next Mega Trend in Computing

Here is another installment regarding presentations at the Linley Fall Processor Conference. Every now and again, you see a presentation at an event like this that shakes you up.  Sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much. I attended the Cornami presentation on its new TruStream computational fabric and I was definitely shaken… Read More


The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!

The Most Interesting CEO in Semiconductors!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-21-2020 at 6:00 am

GTC 2020 Lip Bu Tan

Hands down, without a doubt, the most interesting CEO in semiconductors is Lip-Bu Tan, founder of Walden Capitol and current CEO of Cadence Design Systems. If you want to talk about a man with a plan it’s Lip-Bu Tan.

Before we get into the fireside chat between Tom Caufield and Lip-Bu at the GTC 2020 Virtual event let’s do a quick biography:… Read More


CEO Interview: Wally Rhines of Cornami

CEO Interview: Wally Rhines of Cornami
by Daniel Nenni on 10-09-2020 at 6:00 am

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Wally Rhines is President and CEO of Cornami, Inc., a company named for its “tsunami of cores”. The company has developed a “TruStream” programming environment that generates independent executable streams of data and control. They have also designed a chip that provides the computational fabric for multi-core execution of… Read More