Arteris Articles

Semiconductor M&A?

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Last week a friend of mine was giddy with joy as he exclaimed, “Semi M&A is back!”

It seems Qualcomm’s acquisition of Atheros and Intel’s acquisition of Silicon Hive somehow changed the chemical makeup of his brain, transforming him from an eternal semiconductor market pessimist to a born-again optimist.

Topics: economics industry M&A funding acquisitions startups

The 3 Evils of Routing Congestion

Much of the talk today in the system on chip (SoC) ASIC business is about how smaller critical dimensions are driving the use of more and more IP blocks on a single SoC. As the number of IP blocks increases, the act of assembling and physically manufacturing the SoC become Herculean. What’s the big deal?

Topics: routing congestion timing closure