eFabless and Silego $15,000 Go Configure Design Challenge Series!

eFabless and Silego $15,000 Go Configure Design Challenge Series!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-02-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThe eFabless and Silego “Go Configure Design Challenge Series” is the first of its kind to allow a global community of designers to implement widely used functions using GreenPAK™ Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (“CMICs”) and its intuitive drag-and-drop software GUI. The efabless platform will serve as the crowd… Read More


CTO Interview: Mohamed Kassem of efabless

CTO Interview: Mohamed Kassem of efabless
by Daniel Nenni on 12-26-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedTell us about your personal vision for efabless
You recall that efabless is building a community of analog and mixed signal designers and providing the crowdsourcing platform that lets them (1) create and market their own new designs and (2) respond to customer requests for on-demand IP and ICs. I see us at the forefront… Read More


The efabless $15,000 Design Challenge!

The efabless $15,000 Design Challenge!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-29-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image Removedefabless is one of the more interesting companies we have worked with over the last six years. Interesting because it is disruptive and because it is all about enabling design starts, the life blood of the semiconductor industry. … Read More


CEO Interview: Mike Wishart of efabless

CEO Interview: Mike Wishart of efabless
by Daniel Nenni on 11-21-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis is the 12th in a series of interviews we will do with executives inside the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. Michael Wishart, efabless Chairman and CEO, retired from Goldman Sachs after thirty years covering the technology industry as an investment banker. Michael is currently on the board of Cypress Semiconductor… Read More


Coventor prepping MEMS for CMOS integration

Coventor prepping MEMS for CMOS integration
by Don Dingee on 10-07-2015 at 12:00 pm

About 11 months ago, I wrote a piece titled “Money for data and your MEMS for free.” In that, I took on the thinking that TSMC is just going to ride into town, fab trillions of IoT sensors, and they all will be 2.6 cents ten years from now. Good headline, but the technology and economics are not that simple. This may be the semiconductor … Read More


Why X-Fab uses 3D Resistance Extraction and Analysis

Why X-Fab uses 3D Resistance Extraction and Analysis
by Daniel Payne on 02-09-2012 at 11:18 am

At DAC in 2011 I visited an EDA company called Silicon Frontline Technology because they offered some 3D field solver tools used to create the highest accuracy netlists that can then be simulated with a SPICE circuit simulator to predict timing, power and IR drop. A recent press release with X-FAB and Silicon Frontline looked interesting… Read More