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    by Published on 02-19-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers
    Article: Extending Wintel collaboration to Nokia?-tsmc-wafer-capacity-2018.jpg

    Semiconductors are not only critical to modern life, semiconductors are critical to National Security. Now that leading edge semiconductor foundries have left the United States one of the more pressing challenges is secure semiconductor manufacturing. This applies to all countries of course so let’s take a look at the International wafer capacity landscape: ...
    by Published on 02-19-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Semiconductor Services
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    The Design IP market is doing well, growing at higher CAGR that the semiconductor market it is serving, in fact 10% higher for 2007-2017! You may wonder why this IP market is so business friendly? I will try to answer and propose the top 3 reasons explaining this behavior. To name it: IP business is recurrent, external IP sourcing is increasing penetration, and product ASP are constantly growing, for most of the IP. I will obviously develop and explain ...
    by Published on 02-18-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence,
    4. Automotive
    Article: Apple and Samsung Do It Again-ade_verifier_vmanager_link.jpg

    Successful projects leverage the investment in comprehensive methodology and resource planning, covering design and analysis flows – that planning effort is especially important for functional verification.

    The emergence of complex SoC designs for advanced automotive applications has led to a major focus on verification planning, as reflected in the ISO26262 standard. This standard defines requirements for automotive product verification, specifically:
    by Published on 02-18-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    4. Semiconductor Advisors
    Article: Extending Wintel collaboration to Nokia?-doesnt-sound-like-recovery-anytime-2019.jpg

    AMAT reported a more or less in line quarter with revenues of $3.75B and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.81 versus street expectation of $0.79 and revenues of $3.71B. Guidance came in well below the street with revenues expected between $3.33B to $3.63B and Non-GAAP EPS from $0.62 to $0.70 versus expectations of $3.66B and $0.77. ...
    by Published on 02-15-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Aldec Delivers Leading Verification Methodologies!-car-sharing-prophets-losses.jpg

    Industry analysts are fond of painting terrifying pictures of catastrophic market changes resulting from disruptive technologies or business models. Nowhere is this more evident, of late, than in the automotive industry where everything from artificial intelligence to automated driving is expected to upend current thinking about transportation.

    A recent Bloomberg headline says it ...
    by Published on 02-15-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys
    Article: Apple and Samsung Do It Again-accelerators-socs.jpg

    SOC designers face choices when it comes to choosing how to implement algorithms in their designs. Moving them to hardware usually offers advantages of smaller area, less power and faster processing. Witness the migration of block chain hashing from CPUs to ASICs. However, ...
    by Published on 02-14-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events
    Article: Apple and Samsung Do It Again-dvcon_us-min.jpg

    Today I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fitzpatrick, TPC Chair for the DVCon conference and exhibition slated for February 25-28 in the heart of Silicon Valley - San Jose. Tom lives in Massachusetts, a place where I used to live and work at Wang Labs, back in the day before the PC and WordPerfect software ended Wang's fortunes. We swapped stories about the first Personal Computers, and computer languages starting from BASIC all the way up to Python.

    DVCon spans four days, so ...
    by Published on 02-14-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. ANSYS, Inc.,
    4. FinFET,
    5. 5G
    Article: Apple and Samsung Do It Again-ansys_designcon19_5g_0.jpg

    In an ANSYS seminar held at DesignCon 2019, Dr. Larry Williams, ANSYS Director of Technology, outlined how 5G design innovation can be accelerated through simulation. He posited that 5G will become a general-purpose technology that affects an entire economy, drastically alter societies and unleash a cascade of complementary innovations (*).

    For starters, advanced simulation can help 5G in the analysis of advanced antennas, data processing, ...
    by Published on 02-13-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Information Network
    Article: Apple and Samsung Do It Again-memory-spend.jpg

    In January 2019, the memory market has been hit with a significant amount of negative news.

    • On Jan. 15, DRAM manufacturer Nanya Technology reported its Q4 2018 revenue was $551 million, down 30.4% QoQ.
    • On Jan. 24, 2019, SK Hynix reported Q4 2018 earnings. Revenues fell 13.7% QoQ to $8.7 billion,
    by Published on 02-13-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. General
    Article: Apple's Ma Bell Moment-marathon-min.jpeg

    I always enjoy surprising synergies so I was immediately attracted to a Research Highlight in the Communications of the ACM this month, on a game-theoretic method to balance discretionary speed-ups (known as computational sprints) in data centers. If you don’t ...

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