The Week In Review: IoT


Corporate Strategy IBM announced that it will spend more than $200 million on its new Watson Internet of Things center in Munich, Germany, focusing on how artificial intelligence and IoT connect with blockchain technology, the distributed database tech at the heart of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Big Blue revealed several customers for its Watson IoT Platform, such as Aerialtronics, K... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Deals Rambus completed its $32 million acquisition of the Snowbush IP assets from Semtech. Through the end of 2022, Rambus may make additional payments on the transaction, depending upon new product sales. The Snowbush IP assets became part of the Memory and Interfaces Division at Rambus, complementing the company’s offerings in IP and serializer/deserializer blocks. Samsung Electronics A... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Design Automation Conference ARM Holdings announced that its DesignStart initiative to enable easy creation of chip designs using ARM Cortex-M0 intellectual property now takes in electronic design automation tools and design environments offered by Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. “Simplifying access to EDA tools from Cadence and Mentor Graphics will further spur rapid innovation,... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Mergers & Acquisitions Silvaco jumped into the IP market with its acquisition of commercialization and management company IPextreme. Founder and CEO Warren Savage will be staying on to head up the new division. Additionally, through wholly owned French subsidiary Infiniscale SA, Silvaco acquired a majority stake in edXact, which focused on parasitic reduction tools. Rambus acquired th... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Tools Mentor Graphics rolled out a tester for thermal reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles during power cycling. The tester is the first of its kind. Deals Rambus signed a deal with Eurobank Poland for a cloud-based mobile payment system. The deal involves Secure Element in the Cloud software from Bell ID, which Rambus acquired in January. Eurobank Poland has more than 1 million cus... » read more

Architecting For Optimal Interface IP Integration


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the design and integration of complex interface IP with Ty Garibay, vice president of engineering at [getentity id="22849" e_name="Altera"]; Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic; Frank Ferro, senior director of product management for memory and interface IP at [getentity id="22671" e_name="Rambus"]; Saman Sadr, director of analog design... » read more

Architecting For Optimal Interface IP Integration


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the design and integration of complex interface [getkc id="43" comment="IP"] with Ty Garibay, VP of engineering at Altera; Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic; Frank Ferro, senior director of product management for memory and interface IP at [getentity id="22671" e_name="Rambus"]; Saman Sadr, director of analog design at Semtech; and Nav... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


EUV lithography remains a mixed bag, according to analysts. "We are downgrading shares of ASML to 'Sector Perform' from 'Outperform' as we think shares appear fully valued based on midterm lithography demand and our view that meaningful EUV adoption is still several years out," said Weston Twigg, an analyst with Pacific Crest Securities, in a new report. "We think the reality is that it is not ... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Historically, there has been a good correlation between oil prices and worldwide GDP growth, with lower prices correlating to stronger future growth. Given the current forecast for the price of oil in 2015, IC Insights expects oil prices to once again be a “tailwind” for worldwide GDP growth. Intel posted its sales and earnings for the fourth quarter. In 2015, Intel projects that its cap... » read more

Architecting For Optimal Interface IP Integration


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the design and integration of complex interface IP with Ty Garibay, VP of engineering at Altera; Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic; Frank Ferro, senior director of product management for memory and interface IP at Rambus; Saman Sadr, director of analog design at Semtech; and Navraj Nandra, senior director of marketing for analog/mixed ... » read more