NIWeek Test Talk


Semiconductor Engineering sat down with David Hall, Chief Marketer, Semiconductor, of National Instruments, and Mike Watts, NI’s Senior Solutions Marketer, Semiconductor Test, during NIWeek 2018 in Austin, Texas. “One of the opportunities for National Instruments is that over the last 10 years, we’ve seen larger semiconductor organizations change the way they do testing both for R&... » read more

Addressing Memory Characterization Capacity And Throughput Requirements With Dynamic Partitioning


Typical memory characterization techniques using memory compilers and instance-specific memories have a number of tradeoffs—development time, accuracy, performance, and more. Ad-hoc instance-specific characterization methods such as dynamic simulation, transistor-level static timing analysis, and divide-and-conquer suffer from multiple limitations that prohibit usage for 40nm technologies and... » read more

IP Market Shifts Direction


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss intellectual property changes and challenges with Patrick Soheili, vice president of product management and corporate development at [getentity id="22242" e_name="eSilicon"]; Navraj Nandra, senior director of marketing for DesignWare analog and MSIP at [getentity id="22035" e_name="Synopsys"]; Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at [getentity i... » read more

Experts At The Table: Performance Analysis


Low-Power/High-Performance Engineering sat down with Ravi Kalyanaraman, senior verification manager for the digital entertainment business unit at Marvell; William Orme, strategic marketing manager for ARM’s System IP and Processor Division; Steve Brown, product marketing and business development director for the systems and software group at Cadence; Johannes Stahl director of product market... » read more

Proving IP


As the amount of commercially available IP in a design increases, so does the level of confusion. Unlike those giant yellow stickers you get with a major appliance that tell you how much energy you’re likely to use over the course of a year and the projected cost range, there’s no such information available for semiconductor IP. In fact, there’s even resistance to provide that kind of ... » read more