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    by Published on 03-22-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-formalverifbookcover_400x600.jpg

    SemiWiki is proud to announce the release of our 6th book "Finding Your Way Through Formal Verification" in collaboration with Bernard Murphy and the Synopsys Verification Team. Here is the foreword written by Jim Greene, Director at Samsung Austin R&D Center, and the table of contents. You can download a free PDF version of the book HERE (Synopsys site) or purchase a paper version HERE (
    by Published on 03-22-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    3DSWYM Wiki-industry-leaders-verify-snps-min.jpg

    Synopsys hosts a regular lunch at DVCon each year (at least over the last few years I have checked), a nice meal and a show, opening with a marketing update followed by 2-3 customer presentations on how they use Synopsys verification in their flows. This year’s event ...
    by Published on 03-21-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. FPGA,
    3. Intel,
    4. Xilinx,
    5. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-fig1a-min.jpg

    Just like good ideas percolate longer, we have seen AI adoption pace picking-up speed, propelled by faster GPUs. Some recent data points provide good indication that FPGA making a comeback to bridge chip-design needs to keep-up with AI’s ML applications.

    According to the Deloitte research firm there is ...
    by Published on 03-21-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics
    NETVIBES Wiki-multi-cloud-iot-min.jpg

    For those of you who wondered at the logic behind Siemens acquisition of Mentor Graphics last year, look no further than a recent announcement by Mentor, now a Siemens business, regarding the release of their new Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF). To help connect the dots, we need to back up a bit and review a few things about ...
    by Published on 03-20-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events,
    4. Silvaco,
    5. FinFET
    Article: Apple's Next Threat-3d-parasitic-extraction.jpg

    Designers spend a lot of time looking at their layouts in 2D. This is done naturally because viewing in 2D is faster and simpler than in 3D. It helps that humans are good at extrapolating from 2D to 3D. Analysis ...
    by Published on 03-20-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence
    3DVIA Wiki-classic-formal-versus-deep-searching-min.jpg

    This year I got a chance to talk with Cadence at DVCon on a whole bunch of topics, so expect a steady stream of blogs over the next couple of months. First up was an update from Pete Hardee (Director of Product Management) on, surprise, surprise, formal verification. ...
    by Published on 03-19-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. FPGA,
    4. IoT Internet of Things,
    5. S2C,
    6. Automotive
    Article Preview

    FPGAs have been used for ASIC prototyping since the beginning of FPGAs (1980s) allowing hardware and software designers to work in harmony developing, testing, and optimizing their products. We covered the history of FPGAs in Chapter 3 of our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry”, which includes ...
    by Published on 03-19-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-jpl-nasa-photo-credit.jpg

    Given the recent Qualcomm drama I thought it would be interesting to update our deep dive history of QCOM from our book "Mobile Unleashed". First I will publish the Chapter here then we can update it with the Apple and Broadcom drama in future blogs.

    Chapter 9: Press ‘Q’ to Connect
    by Published on 03-18-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-don-t-believe-hype-about-ai-business.jpg

    To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Even though AI systems can now learn a game and beat champions within hours, ...
    by Published on 03-16-2018 12:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    4. GlobalFoundries,
    5. Intel,
    6. TSMC,
    7. IC Knowledge,
    8. Samsung Foundry
    CATIA Wiki-slide2.jpg

    The most viewed blogs I write for SemiWiki are consistently blogs comparing the four leading edge logic producers, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), Intel, Samsung (SS) and TSMC. Since the last time I compared the leading edge new data has become available and several new processes have been introduced. In this blog I will update the current status.

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