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    by Published on 06-22-2017 05:00 AM

    This was my 34th DAC, yes 34. It is a shame blogging did not exist back then because I would have liked to have read thoughts from my eager young mind, or maybe not. The first thing that struck me this year is the great content. Before DAC I review the ...
    by Published on 06-21-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Intelligence
    Article: TSMC OIP Forum 2012 Trip Report!-ee-june-jpg

    Production of electronics has been accelerating in the last several months, contributing to strong growth in the semiconductor market. China, the largest producer of electronics, has seen three-month-average change versus a year ...
    by Published on 06-21-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Designing with FinFETs-matrix-min-jpeg

    A little self-indulgence for the season, to lighten the relentless diet of DAC updates. I found a recent Wired article based on a TED talk on consciousness. The speaker drew a conclusion that consciousness was not something that could ever be captured in a machine and was a unique ...
    by Published on 06-20-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    Article: How accurate are AMS Behavioral Models?-battery-min-jpg

    Synopsys PrimeTime PX, popularly known as PT-PX, is widely recognized as the gold standard for power signoff. Calculation is based on a final gate-level netlist reflecting final gate selections and either approximate interconnect parasitics or final ...
    by Published on 06-19-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: "Death of Equities" = A Silicon Valley Revival-ai-end-jobs-jpg

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing so rapidly that even its developers are being caught off guard. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said in Davos, Switzerland, in January that it “touches every single one of our main projects, ranging from search to photos to ads … everything we do … it definitely surprised me, even ...
    by Published on 06-19-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Defacto Technologies
    Article: Designing with FinFETs-deconstructed-architecture-min-jpeg

    It is self-evident that large systems of any type would not be possible without hierarchical design. Decomposing a large system objective into subsystems, and subsystems of subsystems, has multiple benefits. Smaller subsystems can be more easily understood and better tested when built, robust ...
    by Published on 06-18-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Power Integrity Challenges for High Speed and High Frequency Designs-iot-transforming-all-industries-jpg

    I thought to share with you a tangible view on how IoT is transforming all industries as opposed to discussing yet again the familiar IoT use case:

    ( a list for those interested, just in case )
    by Published on 06-16-2017 07:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. TSMC,
    4. Events
    Article: Tanner EDA Tops 1,200 Active Customers!-tsmc-dac-shushana-nenni-jpg

    TSMC has been an ardent supporter of DAC for the last 18 years which has brought in the other foundries because, as the industry leader, wherever TSMC goes the other foundries naturally follow. The exception of course is Intel Custom Foundry because they march to the beat of a different drummer, if you know what I mean. The CoFluent group of Intel does exhibit at DAC, yes Intel became an EDA company with the purchase of French ...
    by Published on 06-15-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Events
    Article: Andy Bryant Will Now Lead Intel Into The Foundry Era-design-ip-2016-min-jpg

    Despite the strong consolidation in the semiconductor industry, the Design IP market is still growing: from $3 billion in 2015 to $3.4 billion in 2016. That’s why the DAC IP Committee has organized this panel, titled “The IP Paradox: Growing Business Despite Consolidations” (you can see more on the events page:

    by Published on 06-15-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events,
    4. Mobile,
    5. IoT Internet of Things,
    6. Security
    Isn't a wire just interconnect?-54dac_logo_square_medium-min-png

    DAC is coming, next week, in beautiful downtown Austin at the Convention Center. I’ll be there Monday and Tuesday, running around the exhibit area. If you haven’t yet got your plane and hotel tickets, drop everything and start looking. I’m guessing this will be as popular as it always ...

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