Arteris Articles

Arteris Emerges Strong in 2014 As Semiconductor Markets Diversify

National Hockey League Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky famously once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

For 2014, the team at Arteris is convinced that FlexNoC interconnect fabric IP will play a greater role in the most advanced System-on-Chip (SoC) projects in the industry. To paraphrase the Great One, Arteris is not only playing where the puck is – mobility – but will play where the semiconductor industry is going to be – wearables and the Internet of Things.

Topics: semiconductor industry interconnect IP Arteris FlexNoC

SemiEngineering: The Uncertain Future Of Fabless Semis

Ann Steffora Mutschler wrote this provocative article at Semiconductor Engineering. I am reprinting it here for your convenience with the permission of Semiconductor Engineering. Kevin Kranen's points regarding software driving the hardware are very important for our industry to internalize.

Topics: semiconductor industry semiconductor industry economics OEM fabless semi

Wake Up, Semi Industry: System OEMs Might Not Need You

The rules are changing for the semiconductor industry and traditional vendors had better find ways to be more competitive or they will find themselves missing out on some of the most exciting, high-growth markets.

Topics: economics semiconductor industry semiconductor industry economics OEM

DAC Is Dead? Long Live DAC!

I have long decried the declining attendance at the ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), especially in regard to this trend’s adverse effect on continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities for our industry’s engineers. (See my May 2011 article, “The Trouble With Tradeshows, for more.) In fact, for those of you who know me personally, I have sometimes quite cynically referred to DAC as our, “EDA high school reunion,” implying that little business is conducted there and that DAC is simply an annual opportunity for us to see who from our past got fat, bald, and/or divorced. (I’m 2 out of 3 in that list. E-mail me if you know which and I will buy you a beer.)

Topics: semiconductor industry DAC EDAC trade shows