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    by Published on 05-24-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ArterisIP,
    4. Automotive
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    Everyone up and down the electronics supply chain is jumping on the ISO 26262 bandwagon and naturally they all want to show that whatever they sell is compliant or ready for compliance. We probably all know the basics here – a product certification from one ...
    by Published on 05-23-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor IP,
    4. Synopsys,
    5. Synopsys,
    6. Automotive
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    When I was young, functional safety for automobiles consisted of checking tread depth and replacing belts and hoses before long trips. I’ll confess that this was a long time ago. Though even not that long ago, the only way you found out about failing systems was going to ...
    by Published on 05-23-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Semiconductor Services,
    4. Events,
    5. Security,
    6. Intrinsix,
    7. RISC-V
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    Disruptive technology and disruptive business models are the lifeblood of the semiconductor industry. My first disruptive experience was with Artisan Components in 1998. The semiconductor industry started cutting IP groups which resulted in a bubble of start-up IP companies including Artisan, Virage Logic, Aspec ...
    by Published on 05-22-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. FPGA,
    4. Flex Logix
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    The upcoming Design Automation Conference in San Francisco includes a very interesting session – “Has the Time for Embedded FPGA Come at Last?” Periodically, I’ve been having coffee with the team at Flex Logix, to get their perspective on this very question – specifically, to learn about the key features that customers are seeking to accelerate eFPGA IP adoption. At our recent ...
    by Published on 05-22-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics,
    4. Automotive,
    5. Security,
    6. Artificial Intelligence
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    Wally Rhines (President and CEO of Mentor, A Siemens Business) has been pushing a contrarian view versus the conventional wisdom that the semiconductor business, and by extension EDA, is slowing down. He pitched this at DVCon and more recently at U2U where I ...
    by Published on 05-21-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence,
    4. Events,
    5. Automotive,
    6. Artificial Intelligence
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    The recent fatal accident involving an UBER autonomous car, was reportedly not caused - as initially assumed - by a failure of the many sensors on the car to recognize the cyclist. It was instead caused by a failure of the software to take the right decision in regard to that "object". The system apparently considered it a false positive, as "something" not important ...
    by Published on 05-21-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. AnaGlobe
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    AnaGlobe Technology, Inc. is a leader in layout integration solutions that have been adopted by world-wide technology leading companies including the foundries, fabless, design services, packaging, panel, and IP companies. I know several of Anaglobe's customers and am happy to work with them, absolutely.

    The following is a Q&A discussion with YJ ...
    by Published on 05-20-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Advisors
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    We may know the top, do we know the bottom? What is the downside in NAND, DRAM, Foundry. Can China help or is risk worse than upside?

    It would appear that our concerns in our preview piece prior to the AMAT call came true as the stock now has a "4" handle, NAND is in question and display is down.

    However its not like business ...
    by Published on 05-20-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Advisors
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    "Puts & Takes" "Reduced NAND Expectations" 2019 to be down from 2018. Applied Materials reported a good quarter coming in at $1.22 EPS and $4.567B in revenues versus street of $1.14 and $4.45B.

    However if we back out the buy back of 4% it would have been around $1.17 so a slight beat. Guidance was for EPS of $1.17 +-4 cents versus street of $1.16 but revenues of $4.43B +- $100M ...
    by Published on 05-18-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Silvaco,
    4. FinFET
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    It was 1988 when I got into SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) while I was characterizing a 1.5 μm Standard cell library developed by students at my Alma-Mata Furtwangen University in Germany. My professor Dr. Nielinger was not only my advisor he also wrote the first SPICE bible in German language. At that time SPICE simulation was already established as the “golden” Simulator for circuit design for over a decade - and remains so to this day.
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