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    by Published on 02-22-2019 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics
    Article: Why IP Must Be Defended-sdn-abstract-forwarding-model-min.jpg

    I've designed hardware and written software for decades now, so it comes as no surprise to see industry trends like Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) growing in importance. Instead of designing a switch with fixed logic you can use an SDN approach to allow for greatest flexibility, even after shipping product. For SDN the key feature is the configurable match action devices as shown below in the plum color:

    SDN abstract forwarding model

    Downloading a new configuration into a SDN device is typically through a Peripheral ...
    by Published on 02-22-2019 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics
    Article: ISSCC 2013: Circuit Design Using FinFETs!-caption-licensing-royalty-service-revenues-3rd-party-sip-market-analysis-forec.jpg

    The recent growing complexity in SoC designs attributed to the increased use of embedded IPís for more design functionalities, has imposed a pressing challenge to the post-silicon bring-up process and impacting the overall product time-to-market.

    According ...
    by Published on 02-21-2019 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. SiFive,
    4. RISC-V
    Article: Why IP Must Be Defended-sifive-worldwide-tech-symposium-2019.jpg

    This Month, you can Join us in Austin, Mountain View or Boston
    In 2018, we hosted several RISC-V technology symposia in India, China and Israel. These events were very successful in fueling the growing momentum surrounding the RISC-V ...
    by Published on 02-21-2019 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Breker Systems
    Article: Why IP Must Be Defended-adnan-hamid-breker-ceo.jpg

    Breker Verification Systems solves challenges across the functional verification process for large, complex semiconductors. This includes streamlining UVM-based testbenches for IP verification, synchronizing software and hardware tests for large system-on-chips (SoCs), and simplifying test sets for hardware emulation and post-fabricated silicon. The Breker solutions are designed to layer into existing environments.

    Adnan Hamid is founder CEO of ...
    by Published on 02-20-2019 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events,
    4. Silvaco
    Article: Extending Wintel collaboration to Nokia?-3d-device-simulator-silvaco.jpg

    Silvaco was founded the same year I entered the EDA industry (1984) fresh from University. I first met them at the Design Automation Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have been an active observer of their growth ever since. In fact, Silvaco is now the largest privately held EDA company and is growing at a rapid pace. In 2014 Silvaco hired ...
    by Published on 02-20-2019 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Security,
    4. Intrinsic ID
    Article: Apple's Ma Bell Moment-top-secret-min.jpeg

    Anyone knows that the best way to keep a secret is never to share it with anyone. Which works fine for your own most personal secrets, but itís not very useful when you have to share with at least one other, such as in cyber-security. One such need, ...
    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 letís take a look at the International wafer capacity landscape: ...
    by Published on 02-19-2019 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    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
    1. Categories:
    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 Ė 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
    1. Categories:
    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. ...

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