Architecting SoCs for Success at “The Edge”


This article is based on a presentation by Paul Martin, Head of the Sondrel Architecture Team, who was invited to speak at an ARM seminar in Stockholm. Sondrel holds an accreditation as an Arm Approved Design Partner.   Introduction An observable trend over the last 3 years is that the ‘Internet of Read More

Advanced MRAM Technology – Using MRAM In Place Of SRAM


Submitted by Spin Memory, Inc. USING MRAM IN PLACE OF SRAM LOWER COST, LOWER ENERGY, NON-VOLATILE, AND RAD HARD Systems-on-chip (SoCs) rely heavily on SRAM technology for high-speed access to frequently used data. SRAM is ubiquitous: probably every SoC, ASSP and processor uses SRAM, and, for a number of devices Read More

PowerVR Virtualization: A Critical feature For Automotive GPUs


By Imagination Technologies Limited What is GPU virtualization? Conceptually, virtualization is the capability of a device to host one or more virtual machines (VMs) that each behaves like actual independent machines with their own operating system (OS), all running on the same underlying device hardware. In regard to GPUs, this Read More

Secure the IoT Ecosystem and Standardize IoT Usage with Silicon Licensing


By Jerome Rampon, CEO, Algodone Abstract Internet of Things (IoT) promises great business opportunities for the semiconductor companies, system integrators, and service providers. However, IoT security is a major concern to this promised growth because there are many weak security links in the IoT ecosystem. This article proposes a way Read More

Smart sensors fulfilling the promise of the IoT


Paper submitted by Bosch The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about making life simpler and more exciting for consumers by interconnecting the world around them. But how can this promise of the IoT be fulfilled? In the world of IoT, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors form the backbone of the Read More

Architecting Faster, Cooler Less-Expensive IoT SoCs


Paper submitted by Atomera, Inc. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an extraordinarily competitive, crowded market. Any participant needs every possible advantage in order to stand out and succeed. Serious players are betting serious money on their ideas by developing ASICs and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for their new IoT devices. But these Read More

FD-SOI: A technology setting new standards for IoT, automotive and mobile connectivity applications


By Manuel Sellier, Product Marketing Manager, Soitec Introduction Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) is the only technology bringing together three substantial characteristics of CMOS transistors: a 2D planar transistor structure, fully depleted operation and the capability to dynamically modify the threshold voltage of transistors after manufacturing. It relies on a very unique Read More

The Case for Silicon-as-a-Service (SiaaS)


By Jérome Rampon and Vincent Mouret, Algodone The Shift to an as-a-Service (aaS) Economy 150 years ago, Charles Darwin observed that change is the basic law of nature, and the species that will survive are not the strongest, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Beyond Read More

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CEO Interview – Paul Boudre, Chief Executive Officer, Soitec


Why does Soitec have a unique position in the industry? Over the last few years, Soitec has built an organization capable of elevating itself in the value chain, learning what the end customer road map is and working with our customers’ customers to enable options and technical solutions. We are Read More

CEO Interview – Russ Garcia, CEO of Menlo Micro


Where did the idea of the Digital Micro Switch technology come from? Our lineage of innovation & entrepreneurship starts with the "Wizard of Menlo Park" himself, Thomas A. Edison. Born out of a decade-long effort at General Electric's Global Research Center, Menlo Micro is bringing to the market a series Read More

CEO Interview – Faraj Aalaei


Faraj Aalaei, CEO of Aquantia GSA sat down with the CEO of Aquantia and 32-year industry veteran, Faraj Aalaei, to discuss his growing company. We discussed his insights into their numerous rounds of funding and how to successfully contribute to the ‘big data’ trend in the semiconductor industry.     1. Aquantia received numerous awards last Read More

CEO Interview – Dan Glotter, Optimal+


Dan Glotter, CEO, Optimal+ 1. What was the inspiration for founding Optimal+? My concept for Optimal+ started while I was working at Intel. I was working in wafer manufacturing and decided to move into test operations. What was most surprising to me was the level of automation, tools and methodologies that were Read More

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