Promises And Pitfalls Of SoC Restructuring


As chips become more complex and increasingly heterogeneous, it's becoming more difficult to keep track of different methodologies, tools, and blend data from different sources to create a chip. Tim Schneider, staff application engineer at Arteris, explains why IP-XACT has become so critical, why it took so long to gain a solid foothold in chip design, and how the new IP-XACT standard interface... » read more

AI Accelerated Migration Of Existing Designs To New Processors


In this fast-paced digital age where speed, performance, and time-to-market are king, chip designers are under pressure to deliver high-performance computing that doesn’t compromise power efficiency. The constant demand for instantaneous data processing and sharing is pushing the boundaries of innovation in chip design. With this context, we revisit and revamp the insights from the Synopsys U... » read more

Maximizing Efficiency And Productivity: The Benefits Of Shift Left Verification For IP Designers


Intellectual property (IP) designers play a crucial role by creating reusable components that form the building blocks of larger integrated circuit (IC) designs. These components, whether developed in-house or acquired from specialized IP design companies, are essential for providing core functionality such as memory and standard libraries. However, designing and verifying IP is a complex and d... » read more

Preparing For An AI-Driven Future In Chips


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the impact of AI on semiconductor architectures, tools, and security, with Michael Kurniawan, business strategy manager at Accenture; Kaushal Vora, senior director and head of business acceleration and ecosystem at Renesas Electronics; Paul Karazuba, vice president of marketing at Expedera; and Chowdary Yanamadala, technology s... » read more

Getting Optimal PPA For HPC & AI Applications With Foundation IP


By Andrew Appleby, Xiaorui Hu, and Bhavana Chaurasia The demand for application-specific system-on-chips (SoCs) for compute applications is ever-increasing. Today, the diversity of requirements means there is a need for a rich set of compute solutions in a wide range of process technologies. The resulting products may have very different but demanding power, performance, and area (PPA) requi... » read more

EDA Revenue Up Again


The EDA industry reached $3.963 billion in revenue in Q2, boosted by a 17.6% increase in computer-aided engineering and a 17.2% increase in IP physical design and verification, according to a just-released ESD Alliance Electronic Market Data report. The overall growth was offset by an accounting change in the IP business, which resulted in a 11.6% decline to $1.255 billion, as well as some w... » read more

Importance Of Certifications In Automotive IP


The automotive industry is renowned for its unwavering commitment to enforcing strict standards for enabling safety, quality, reliability, and security. However, upholding stringent measures to ensure vehicle safety and reliability has led to the need for predictive maintenance i.e., using advanced monitoring and analytical techniques as a part of Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) to anticipat... » read more

Securing Automotive Ethernet With MACsec Silicon IP


In today’s cars, the Ethernet standard is the go-to solution for connecting zonal gateways to the central compute units that handle ADAS functionality. However, in-vehicle networks are vulnerable to a number of security threats, including eavesdropping, denial-of-service attacks, man-in-the middle attacks, and unauthorized access. This white paper explores how MACsec provides an effective sol... » read more

Why Chiplets Don’t Work For All Designs


Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss use cases and challenges for commercial chiplets with Saif Alam, vice president of engineering at Movellus; Tony Mastroianni, advanced packaging solutions director at Siemens Digital Industries Software; Mark Kuemerle, vice president of technology at Marvell; and Craig Bishop, CTO at Deca Technologies. What follows are excerpts... » read more

Quantum Plus AI Widens Cyberattack Threat Concerns


Quantum computing promises revolutionary changes to the computing paradigm that the semiconductor industry has operated under for decades, but it also raises the prospect of widespread cybersecurity threats. Quantum computing cyberattacks will occur millions of times faster than any assault conventional computing can muster. And while quantum computing is in an early stage of development, ex... » read more

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