Playing to Your Company’s Strength to be Strategic, Differentiated, Competitive

Michiel Ligthart | President and COO | Verific Design Automation Conventional career advice favors “playing to your strength,” guidance executives at Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla may have missed. Instead, they are charging ahead in the chip development business, a new market segment for all of them. What may seem foolhardy to some industry watchers could be a stroke of genius as their development groups design higher performing, power-efficient computer chips for their specific networking, cloud, automotive and other applications. To do so, they are hiring experienced, seasoned designers who know the ropes. Whether intentional or not, they Read More

Playing to Your Company’s Strength to be Strategic, Differentiated, Competitive2021-11-01T11:11:26-05:00

Industry’s first debut of PUF-USIM chip

Written by Teddy Kyung Lee | CSO | ICTK Holdings 1. Introduction  Recently the world-first product of PUF-USIM card is commercially debuted by the telecom giant, LG Uplus from Korea, and the security solution company, ICTK Holdings [1] (Figure 1). The PUF-USIM is the perfect combination of two technologies between user-friendly USIM functions and the strong security features added by the Via PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) technology, resulting in the birth of a “robust PUF secure element”.   Figure 1. The world first PUF-USIM card  Telecom companies seem to be expanding their businesses beyond the traditional communication area and strategically advancing to the “Metaverse” platform business. The metaverse refers to Read More

Industry’s first debut of PUF-USIM chip2022-05-09T14:43:47-05:00

Edge AI Computing Advancements Driving Autonomous Vehicle Potential

Written by Manouchehr Rafie, Ph.D.  | CEO | Gryfalcon Large numbers of sensors, massive amounts of data, ever-increasing computing power, real-time operation and security concerns required for autonomous vehicles are driving the core of computation from the cloud to the edge of the network. Autonomous vehicles are constantly sensing and sending data on road conditions, location and the surrounding vehicles. Self-driving cars generate roughly 1 GB of data per second - it is impractical to send even a fraction of the terabytes of data for analysis to a centralized server because of the processing bandwidth and latency.  Due to the high volume of data Read More

Edge AI Computing Advancements Driving Autonomous Vehicle Potential2021-10-28T12:13:23-05:00

Autonomous Vehicles and AI Chip Innovation

Written by Manouchehr Rafie, Ph.D.  | CEO | Gryfalcon Autonomous Vehicles and AI Chip Innovation Convergence of Edge Computing, Machine Vision and 5G-Connected Vehicles Today’s societies are becoming ever more multimedia-centric, data-dependent, and automated. Autonomous systems are hitting our roads, oceans, and air space. Automation, analysis, and intelligence are moving beyond humans to “machine-specific” applications. Computer vision and video for machines will play a significant role in our future digital world. Millions of smart sensors will be embedded into cars, smart cities, smart homes, and warehouses using artificial intelligence. In addition, 5G technology will be the data highways in a Read More

Autonomous Vehicles and AI Chip Innovation2021-08-17T12:46:28-05:00

A Systematic Approach to Verification & Validation Using Hardware-Assisted Verification

Jean-Marie Brunet | Senior Director of Marketing, Product Management and Product Engineering | Siemens EDA A Systematic Approach to Verification and Validation Using Hardware-Assisted Verification Success in the semiconductor industry today is defined by software performance. Meeting hardware (IC) specs is now only one of four mandatory criteria to meet the success metrics. Achieving performance and power targets; processing workloads, frameworks and benchmarks; and verifying system-on-chip (SoC) functionality within the overall system context are the others. Achieving success means that the complex SoC structure needs thorough verification at every stage of the design and verification process at a reasonable cost-per-verification cycle. Read More

A Systematic Approach to Verification & Validation Using Hardware-Assisted Verification2021-08-17T12:44:19-05:00

On Deck for the Semiconductor Industry: Managing the Conflicts of Global Disruption vs Time To Market

Written by Srini Chinamilli | CEO | Tessolve On Deck for the Semiconductor Industry: Managing the Conflicts of Global Disruption vs Time To Market The Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc with the world economy as it ravaged the world population. While the semiconductor industry survived reasonably well, the industry was not spared the impact of the virus. The semiconductor ecosystem must now contend with disruptions to supply chain and labor, in the form of both shortages and remote workers. However, there’s been no interruption in the clock running behind the scenes that drives demand for uninterrupted innovation and aggressive time to Read More

On Deck for the Semiconductor Industry: Managing the Conflicts of Global Disruption vs Time To Market2021-08-17T12:42:32-05:00

An Explosion of Design through the Open-Source Silicon Success

Written by Lucio Lanza | Managing Partner | Lanza techVentures Many industry pundits contend the Internet of Things (IoT) has all the makings of becoming the next driver of semiconductor industry growth fueled by trillions (yes, trillions!) of smart, connected sensors. These sensors will be able to analyze data at the point of collection, moving artificial intelligence (AI) from the cloud to the edge, also known as the periphery. This is a grand vision but difficult to achieve given the shortage of experienced engineers. It may become a reality by the open-source movement, however. Through this lens, it’s possible to Read More

An Explosion of Design through the Open-Source Silicon Success2021-05-03T21:06:13-05:00

CBDC Wallets and the Security Requirements

Written by Teddy Kyung Lee | CTO | ICTK 1.  CBDC is different from Cryptocurrency  CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) is a digital currency issued and controlled by Central bank. It is “paperless” fiat money in digital form. The CBDC is not the same as Cryptocurrency. They are both digital currencies, but not quite the same. Rather, the primary philosophical foci of two currencies show fundamental conflicts.    The cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were born to avoid governmental controls on monetary transactions. The transactions are recorded in distributed ledger secured by blockchain technology. Under the “decentralized” ledger structure, no governmental institution like the Central bank needs to be involved. There is no national boundary in money transfer and so no custom taxation is involved with Read More

CBDC Wallets and the Security Requirements2021-05-04T16:06:02-05:00

New etch resistant coating, cleaning and refurbishment services

Written by Paul Cuddyer | Director of Sales | Technetics | paul.cuddyer@technetics.com Abstract Technetics Group’s novel thin film coatings provide a fully dense, non-porous, etch resistant uniform coating that can be used to extend the life of process chamber components, reduce particle levels within a chamber, or “cap and seal” Electrostatic Chucks to provide leakage current control. With full chemical cleaning and analytical test capabilities we can provide solutions for your brand-new process chamber components, or refurbish existing components, bringing them back to a brand-new state all under one roof. Results from Coated Samples Coatings were deposited on various materials including Read More

New etch resistant coating, cleaning and refurbishment services2021-03-19T10:39:21-05:00

Market Trends and Hardware Assisted Verification

Executive Interview with Ravi Subramanian, SVP & GM of the IC Verification Solutions, Siemens EDA In this interview with Ravi Subramanian, he identifies the latest semiconductor trends, as well as what’s driving those trends, how they are affecting chip design and functional verification and why he is bullish on hardware-assisted verification. I want to start with a not necessarily well-known fact. A report from IDC published last year pointed to significant changes in semiconductor industry profits. Over the past few years, profits have been migrating from software to silicon and technology hardware. The chart underscores the phenomena that over Read More

Market Trends and Hardware Assisted Verification2021-02-08T15:30:09-06:00