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    by Published on 03-06-2014 04:00 PM
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    Success in a business with extended design-in cycles may look easy. In reality, there is a delicate balance between many factors. Some come to mind immediately: developing and releasing a good product in the first place; winning and keeping the right customers, not too few or too many; balancing investment between support and R&D; and constantly evaluating the landscape for disruptive ...
    by Published on 02-13-2014 08:00 PM
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    Connected cars may be starting to resemble overgrown phones in many ways, but there are critical differences now leading processor teams in a different direction away from the ubiquitous mobile SoC architecture – in turn causing designers to reevaluate interconnect strategies.

    The modern car has evolved into a microcontroller jungle, with 100 or more devices found in high-end automobiles today. Many of these MCUs have been placed ...
    by Published on 01-27-2014 04:00 PM
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    I blame it on Henry Ford, William Levitt, and the NY State Board of Regents, among others. We went through a phase with this irresistible urge to stamp out blocks of sameness, creating mass produced clones of everything from cars to houses to students.

    Thank goodness, that’s pretty much over. The thinking of simplifying system design to quickly produce products of uniform quality had its run – everywhere that ...
    by Published on 10-31-2013 03:25 PM
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    Arteris finally announced this morning, as rumored, that Qualcomm is acquiring "certain technology assets" and hired personnel formerly employed by Arteris. The financial terms were not disclosed.

    I talked to Charlie Janac, the CEO, today. The first thing I asked him is why such a convoluted deal, I've never seen a deal like that. He agreed that he'd not seen one either but Qualcomm was not ...
    by Published on 10-31-2013 08:32 AM
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    Is it really a surprise if Qualcomm, the undisputed leader of Application Processor (AP) and BaseBand (BB) IC for wireless mobile, already one of the Arteris investors (with ARM, Synopsys, Docomo Capital and a bunch of VC), eventually acquires the best NoC IP technology (the technology, the engineering team and the rights, but not the company) available on the market? At first I would say “no” and I will summarize the two years history of blogs written about Network-on-Chip benefits ...
    by Published on 10-27-2013 12:00 PM
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    We still don’t know the precise status about a potential acquisition of Arteris by Qualcomm, and I prefer not to comment a rumor and wait for the official announcement, if any. But I would like to comment … a comment about this rumor, recently made by Sonics. This comment has taken the form of an Open Letter, from “Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics, written directly to Charlie Janac, CEO of Arteris”. As far as I know, this is probably the first time that a CEO is publicly commenting such a rumor of ...
    by Published on 10-14-2013 02:18 AM
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    I just read this very interesting article posted by Kurt Shuler from Arteris, describing the “History of SoC Interconnect Fabric” and explaining why the SC industry needs an advanced approach, named the “fourth phase of the Interconnect Fabric history” in the article. Kurt’s point of view is that in the past the SoC interconnect did not receive the type of research and development focus that CPUs or GPUs received. If you ...
    by Published on 08-23-2013 07:55 AM
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    The news from Arteris, Inc., announcing that “its interconnect fabric IP has been licensed and deployed in a majority of chips developed by China’s leading semiconductor companies for applications including consumer electronics, smartphones, and tablets,” is holding attention for several reasons. At first, because it’s a clear indication that the Network-on-Chip (NoC) has become an indispensable piece to design a System-on-Chip ...
    by Published on 07-14-2013 08:22 AM
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    Application Processor SoC integrates more and more functions, generation after generation, challenging performance, cost, power efficiency, reliability, and time-to-market. But the maximum die size can’t increase, at least because of the constraints linked with wafer production, manufacturability, yield and finally SoC cost. The growing number of wires required to make connections to the different IP blocks within the design are generating new challenges at EDA level: ...
    by Published on 05-23-2013 07:38 AM
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    I have mentioned NoC adoption explosion during the last two years, illustrated by the huge revenue growth of Arteris. This trend is now confirmed in the fastest moving segments, the Application Processors (AP) and LTE Modem for mobile applications. In fact, Arteris FlexNoC has been integrated in the majority of AP and LTE Modem chips being shipped in 2012 and shipping in 2013. What is the common and key feature for these chips?



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