The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Side-channel tool; IP deals; Q1 from ARM and Rambus.



Rambus released the latest version of its platform for analysis of power and electromagnetic side-channel attacks, featuring upgrades to the workstation software and user interface for enhanced system performance and usability in ASIC and FPGA side-channel vulnerability testing.


Istuary Innovation Group licensed Arteris’ FlexNoC interconnect IP for enterprise storage controllers slated to launch next year, citing data protection, power reduction, and ease of integration.

UMC and ARM plan to develop multiple physical IP platforms based on ARM’s Artisan IP for applications from a 55ULP platform for IoT to a 14nm FinFET test chip for leading-edge mobile.


ARM presented first quarter results, with revenue of $398 million, up 14% from the same period last year. Earnings per share stood at 6.5 pence ($0.093), up 8% from 6.0p ($0.086) on an IFRS basis. Normalized, EPS was 8.2 pence ($0.117), up 15% from 7.1p ($0.102) in Q1 2015.

Rambus also released first quarter results. Revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was $72.7 million, down 0.3% from Q1 2015. On a GAAP basis, net income per share stood at $0.02, down from $0.08 in the same quarter the year prior. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.13 in Q1 2016 and $0.14 in Q1 of 2015.

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