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 Semiconductor2021-08-17T12:43:29-05:00

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 Ceia2021-05-04T14:30:06-05:00

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, Kandou2021-05-04T14:13:45-05:00

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 complex Read More

CEO Interviews – Tim Ramsdale, Agile Analog2021-02-09T09:53:25-06:00

AI-powered, hardware-based preemptive security is a game changer

Paper Submitted by Gopi Sirineni, CEO of Axiado Corporation and Prakash Sangam, Founder and Principal of Tantra Analyst Cybercrime cost an estimated $6 Trillion[1] a year to the global economy. Everybody claims security is their top priority. But sadly, during product design and implementation tradeoffs, performance and other considerations take the front seat and security often becomes an afterthought, and in most cases, after-the-fact. Even when implemented properly, today’s security architecture is static and limited to individual components of the system, lacking a holistic, system-wide approach. scenario to be verified. This description includes the expected outcome, and this outcome is Read More

AI-powered, hardware-based preemptive security is a game changer2020-11-11T09:27:24-06:00

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 ID2020-08-18T11:01:57-05:00

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 Devices2020-07-20T14:36:18-05:00

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 Chain2020-05-04T08:45:29-05:00

Coronavirus: Implications for the semiconductor industry

McKinsey & Company Article By Harald Bauer, Ondrej Burkacky, Peter Kenevan, Abhijit Mahindroo and Mark Patel  Article on website here  Despite ongoing quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, and other stringent measures, COVID-19 has continued to spread. As deaths climb and the human toll mounts, leaders are focused on containing the virus and saving lives. In parallel, efforts are under way to mitigate the devastating economic consequences of COVID-19, which include business shutdowns, record unemployment, and unprecedented drops in gross domestic product (GDP) across many countries. The semiconductor industry, which has historically been a major source of high-tech jobs, is among the many sectors that have had to Read More

Coronavirus: Implications for the semiconductor industry2020-04-16T14:21:43-05:00

Identity in IoT – Imagination Technologies and GSA

Paper Submitted by Marc Canel, Vice President of Strategy - Security, Imagination Technologies The world of the Internet of Things (IoT) is characterized by a very large number of devices extracting data from their operational environment and reporting information to analytics systems in their network or in the cloud. These devices reside beyond the edge of the network. Sometimes they have communications capabilities, in other cases they report their data through an edge node that passes the data to the analytics systems. The data created is information about the environment (e.g. temperature, speed). It can also be metadata that describes Read More

Identity in IoT – Imagination Technologies and GSA2020-02-11T10:41:10-06:00