Changing The World, One Transaction At A Time

It’s the season for foundry seminars. A few weeks ago, eSilicon exhibited at the TSMC Open Innovation Platform event in San Jose. This week, we were at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technical Seminar, also in San Jose. I talked with a lot of folks during both events – recited the elevator pitch many times (“who is eSilicon?”). Everybody has attention deficit disorder on a tradeshow floor. Fast ex... » read more

Self-Service Semiconductors

The era of self-service is here. Whether you’re in a restaurant, shopping center, airport or cruising the Web, you have more options than ever to browse, research, choose and transact business with little to no human interaction. Self-service isn’t a new concept. In fact, it’s been around a long time. What is new is the pervasive use of high-tech automation to deliver experiences t... » read more

Week In Review: System-Level Design

Cadence agreed to buy Forte Design Systems for an undisclosed sum, adding further proof that the market for high-level synthesis and tools that run at higher levels of abstraction is finally hitting its stride. Behind this acquisition is a rising pain level due to increasing complexity in SoCs—IP integration, low power concerns and much more of everything, from transistors to memories—has f... » read more