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Chip and System Reliability Experts Assemble

The annual International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) expands system reliability coverage to complement traditional microelectronics focus.

Blog Review - Monday, March 27, 2017

How AI can be used for medical breakthroughs; What's wired and what's not; A new compiler from ARM targets functional safety; Industry 4.0 update

Portable Stimulus

Accellera is working on a method to make verification suites portable across verification tools.

Blog Review - Monday, March 13, 2017

This week's collection of blogs is concerned with security and safety after Mobile World Congress and ahead of Embedded World. Following NXP and Cadence in Barcelona, ARM, Mentor Graphics ...

How can the Chip Community Improve the Industry for IOT Designers?

Meeting the 20 billion IOT devices prediction by 2020 will require the semiconductor industry to streamline its processes for up and coming chip designers.

News Stories & Blog Reviews

Blog Review - Monday, March 27, 2017

How AI can be used for medical breakthroughs; What's wired and what's not; A new compiler from ARM targets functional safety; Industry 4.0 update

Cadence Launches New Verification Solutions

Cadence introduces Xcelium parallel simulation and Protium S1 FPGA prototyping products.

Determining a Fair Royalty Value for IP

Many factors play in determining the value of an IP and thus its royalties.

Technology Features

Feature Articles

Chip and System Reliability Experts Assemble

The annual International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) expands system reliability coverage to complement traditional microelectronics focus.

Optimizing Technology for IoT Systems – Adding Fingerprints and Brains

Examples in hardware-entangled security and neuromorphic processing show how technology can be further optimized to solve specific system and application demands.

Apple vs Qualcomm. It Is More Than Money

Gabe Moretti, Senior Editor On the surface the various legal actions by the Korean and US governments as well as Apple against Qualcomm appear to be about money, or how to

Verification Joins the Adults’ Table

Verification is more than logic simulation

Specialists and Generalists Needed for Verification

Specialists and Generalists needed for design verification today but they may not be in the future.

Synopsys Healthy Financially and Growing in Security Market

Software integrity is a new focus for a financially healthy Synopsys

Conversation About System Security With Imagination Technologies

System security requires careful investigation of the types of attacks that must be defeated.

Round Tables

Deeper Dive - A 3D-IC round table - part II

What’s needed for 3D-ICs to flourish? asks Caroline Hayes, senior editor. Experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys have some ideas for future progress.

Deeper Dive - 3D-IC Part 1 Fri. July 11 2014

As the industry transitions from 2.5D to 3D-ICs, Caroline Hayes, senior editor, asked experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys for their view on what system designers need ...

Deeper Dive - IoT Security

With new roles, IoT security will become even more important. Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor, asked Steve Kester, Shantnu Sharma (both AMD), Rich Rejmaniak (Mentor Graphics) and Rob ...

Deeper Dive - Is IP reuse good or bad?

Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor asked four industry experts, Carsten Elgert, Product Marketing Director, IPG (IP Group), Cadence, Tom Feist, Senior Marketing Director, Design Methodology ...

Internet of Things (IoT) and EDA

Things that seem simple often turn out not to be. Implementing IoT will not be simple because as the implementation goes forward, new and more complex opportunities will present

Verification Management

As we approach the DVCon conference it is timely to look at how our industry approaches managing design verification. Much has been said about the tools, but I think

Deeper Dive – Dec. 05

By Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor The twists and turns of FinFET In an earlier Deeper Dive (Nov. 21) we looked at how TSMC’s 16nm FinFET reference design was encouraging harmony ...

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Legacy vs New IP - Trends in IOT JPG and Drone Applications

At REUSE, Meredith Lucky from CAST talked about the resurgence of legacy semi IP, parallelized JPG compressors for high def IOT and Drone system and more.

Engineering vs. Science in Public Policy

Senior policy advisor Dr. Guru Madhavan shares insights on the difference between engineering verses science and his path into the world of public policy.

Tech Travelogue Feb 2017 - FIT, Reliability and Siemens-Mentor Acquistion

Topics include the Florida Institute of Technology’s jet dragster, reliability and resilience in automotive systems and Siemens acquisition of Mentor Graphics.

Internet of Spaces for the IOT

The December 2016 monthly tech travelogue visits the Internet of Space technologies and business viability.

Has The Time Come for SOC Embedded FPGAs?

Shrinking technology nodes at lower product costs plus the rise of compute-intensive IOT applications help Menta’s e-FPGA outlook.

FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping Bridge Global Development

ASIC prototyping with FPGAs faces global development challenges in the hardware-software IoT and automotive markets.

Clarifing Embedded IOT Connectivity Confusion

IOT Devcon interview with Vivek Mohan at Silicon Labs examines standards vs. proprietary IOT connectivity.