Executive Interview with Siemens Jean-Marie Brunet on Rapid Growth of Hardware-Assisted Verification

Lauro Rizzatti Verification Expert, Rizzatti.com Editor’s Note: Jean-Marie Brunet, Vice President and General Manager of hardware-assisted verification at Siemens, recently addressed the rapid growth of a specialized area in the chip design and verification space called hardware-assisted verification. In a conversation with Lauro Rizzatti, Brunet offers a unique perspective on verification, a result of his product management, operation, engineering and marketing responsibilities. He also considers the rapid growth of hardware-assisted verification, market segment-based requirements and how verification tool providers stay ahead of the market. The discussion concludes with a look at how hardware-assisted verification and validation will evolve over the Read More

Executive Interview with Siemens Jean-Marie Brunet on Rapid Growth of Hardware-Assisted Verification2023-02-24T20:02:36-06:00

The Investment Community’s View of Chip Design Democratization and its Impact on Healthcare

Caption (from left to right): Lucio Lanza of Lanza techVentures, Max Mirgoli from imec, Efabless Corporation's Mike Wishart and Francis Ho of Walden Catalyst Ventures during the Global Semiconductor Alliance Leadership Summit.Photo by Mohamed Kassem, Efabless The semiconductor industry dynamics are changing. General-purpose, centralized computers fueled its growth for decades with advanced processing power. Now, with that growth slowing, the compute power is moving to the periphery, creating applications in healthcare and making open-source tools more viable. Geographic locations may no longer be a consideration so chip designs can now be done everywhere. Lucio Lanza, Managing Director of Read More

The Investment Community’s View of Chip Design Democratization and its Impact on Healthcare2023-02-24T20:16:16-06:00

The Evolution of Portable Verification

Lucio Lanza Managing Director Lanza techVentures David Kelf Chief Executive Officer Breker Verification Systems Semiconductor verification over the last 30 years or so evolved in three major cycles, the most recent occurring right now, combined with multiple smaller developments. Although it has been suggested that verification effort has increased as a squared law to design size, this hypothesis is simplistic at best. A thorough understanding of verification trends and their drivers may assist semiconductor development teams to improve or, at least, predict their schedules more effectively. Driven by sweeping changes in integrated circuit design, verification remains the leading development bottleneck, Read More

The Evolution of Portable Verification2023-02-24T20:14:59-06:00

CEO Interview – Scott White, PragmatIC Semiconductor

Scott White | CEO | PragmatIC Semiconductor Scott White, CEO at PragmatIC Semiconductor, has often been referred to as a serial entrepreneur. Not surprising really since in addition to PragmatIC, a pioneering flexible electronics company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, he has built and sold five other technology businesses, living and working across the globe. In this interview Scott outlines some of the challenges and opportunities he sees for the semiconductor industry. Tell us a bit about your background. It sounds like you have travelled around quite a bit! Yes - I grew up in Australia, but I have been lucky Read More

CEO Interview – Scott White, PragmatIC Semiconductor2023-02-24T16:58:18-06:00

CEO Interview – Roy Jewell, Palma Ceia

Roy Jewell | Founder and CEO | Palma Ceia SemiDesign Life often comes full circle. The same can be said of careers. And that’s been the case for Roy Jewell, founder and CEO of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, an up-and-coming startup to watch. He began his professional life at one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and now, more than three decades later, he is back in semis, leading a startup on the verge of releasing its first chips. In between he left semis, moved to Silicon Valley and took two companies public on Nasdaq. In this interview Roy shares some Read More

CEO Interview – Roy Jewell, Palma Ceia2023-02-24T16:58:06-06:00

CEO Interview – Amin Shokrollahi, Kandou

Amin Shokrollahi | Founder and CEO | Kandou Amin Shokrollahi is CEO and founder of Kandou from Lausanne, Switzerland, one of our newest members and a company developing high-speed, energy efficient, chip-to-chip link solutions. In other words, Kandou keeps consumers connected. A featured speaker at the recent GSA Entrepreneurial Conference, Amin detailed his multi-cultural background and his move from academia to industry and entrepreneurship. He furthered his understanding of business and the electronics/semiconductor industry at Digital Fountain, now part of Qualcomm, where he worked to commercialize Raptor Codes, a method of transmitting data over massively impaired network connections. He continues Read More

CEO Interview – Amin Shokrollahi, Kandou2023-02-24T16:56:09-06:00

CEO Interviews – Tim Ramsdale, Agile Analog

Third-party analog IP: why the market functions poorly for customers and suppliers – and how to fix it     Tim Ramsdale | CEO | Agile Analog     GSA Forum has been in virtual conversation with Tim Ramsdale, CEO of Agile Analog, a Cambridge, UK-based supplier of analog IP which implements functions in domains such as security, audio, signal conditioning, temperature sensing, data conversion, and power regulation. Agile Analog has adopted a distinctly different approach to the provision of analog IP from the conventional offering of standard IP products available from established IP vendors. Tim’s background leading teams developing Read More

CEO Interviews – Tim Ramsdale, Agile Analog2023-02-24T16:58:48-06:00

CEO Interviews – Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID

Pim Tuyls | CEO and Founder | Intrinsic ID     Summary With rise of the internet of things (IoT), IoT-related security issues have also risen. Several high-profile breaches of IoT devices has made it clear that security needs to be embedded in chip hardware, protecting each endpoint. To make security part of the chip design from the beginning, the onus for security must shift from the OEMs making the IoT devices to the semiconductor manufacturers who make the chips. In this interview with Intrinsic IDCEO Pim Tuyls, he explains some of the complexities behind this shift and what solutions Read More

CEO Interviews – Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID2023-02-24T16:58:41-06:00

Semiconductor Verification for New-Wave AI Cloud Devices

Paper Submitted by Dave Kelf, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Breker Verification Systems The advent of cloud computing has opened new opportunities for extensive data processing. Coupling cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enabled a panoply of application opportunities. Highway control, winery growth patterns, automated surveillance all represent diverse examples. The use of AI semiconductors that can apply Machine Learning (ML) to accelerate these applications is key. Be they part of the cloud infrastructure, or operating on the IoT edge, AI provides automated analysis never before possible. AI companies and projects have Read More

Semiconductor Verification for New-Wave AI Cloud Devices2023-02-24T20:09:39-06:00

Via PUF Technology as a Root of Trust in IoT Supply Chain

A Study on PUF Technology as Silicon "InbornID" Paper Submitted by Teddy Kyung Lee, CTO, ICTK Root of Trust in IoT Supply Chain The introduction of internet communication is a complete game-changer in human life. Internet connection means unlimited freedom. Wherever we are, we can reach anywhere else in the world with the connection. The number of endpoints in the network increases exponentially as many IoT devices and mobile devices are connected to the network. However, at the same time, the chances of sensitive data being stolen or compromised are also increased in the sea of unlimited freedom space, where Read More

Via PUF Technology as a Root of Trust in IoT Supply Chain2023-02-24T20:22:42-06:00