Power, Standards And The IoT

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss power, standards and the IoT with Jerry Frenkil, director of open standards at [getentity id="22055" comment="Si2"]; Frank Schirrmeister, group director of product marketing of the System Development Suite at [getentity id="22032" e_name="Cadence"]; Randy Smith, vice president of marketing at [getentity id="22605" e_name="Sonics"]; and Vojin Zivojno... » read more

One Flow To Rule Them All

The new mantra of shift left within EDA is nothing new and first made an appearance more than a decade ago. At that time there was a very large divide between logic synthesis and place and route. As wire delays became more important, timing closure became increasingly difficult with a logic synthesis flow that did not take that into account. The tools subsequently became tied much closer togeth... » read more

Securing The IoT

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss whether the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"] will be secure enough, or whether it will create new security issues, with Sami Nassar, general manager of [getentity id="22499" comment="NXP Semiconductor"]; Oleg Logvinov, director for special assignments at [getentity id="22331" comment="STMicroelectronics"]; and Lawrence Loh, application e... » read more

Community, Collaboration And Standards

EDA tools/methodologies and semiconductor IP creation are strongly driven by standards. Dating back to the 1980s, standards have helped shape electronic design industry – from the way we design silicon to the way we do business. Indeed, [getentity id="22024" comment="Accellera"] was formed from a merger of two leading standards bodies in the early 1990s, [getentity id="22025" comment="VHDL In... » read more