Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: Deals That Change The Chip Industry

K. Charles Janac, President and CEO at Arteris IP opines about acquisitions in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Deals That Change The Chip Industry

September 28th, 2020 - By Ed Sperling

Nvidia-Arm is just the beginning; more acquisitions are on the horizon.

So far in the IP space, the most significant acquisitions have been Synopsys assembling an almost $1 billion operation that basically focuses on peripheral I/O IP and PHYs,” said K. Charles Janac, chairman and CEO of Arteris IP. “Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm is extremely significant both for the IP industry and the semiconductor industry. Nvidia is trying to become the next generation of computing platforms, which is targeted directly at Intel and AMD. So with Nvidia behind it, maybe the Arm architecture becomes the next brain of the SoC.”

Topics: SoC NoC acquisitions automotive semiconductor engineering soc architecture K. Charles Janac noc interconnect ML/AI 5G IP market Magillem Design Services

Arteris IP to Aquire Magillem Assets

Today we announced our definitive agreement to acquire the majority of assets of Magillem Design Services (see press release, “Arteris® IP to Acquire Assets of Magillem Design Services, Creating World's Premier System-on-Chip Assembly Company”). Substantially all Magillem team members will be joining Arteris IP, uniting in one company the world’s best engineering talent to deliver SoC Assembly solutions to improve how SoCs are designed today and in the future.

Topics: SoC NoC acquisitions soc architecture K. Charles Janac SoC assembly noc interconnect ML/AI IP market chip assembly SoC IP Magillem Design Services chip design

Semiconductor Engineering: Productivity Keeping Pace With Complexity

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Productivity Keeping Pace With Complexity

September 25th, 2020 - By Brian Bailey

Without productivity gains, design size and complexity would face huge headwinds. Those gains come from a diverse set of improvements.

Nobody doubts the power of reuse. Intellectual Property blocks are either built into a library for those inside of large companies, or if you’re a small company, you go outside and you buy it,” says Benoit de Lescure, CTO for Arteris IP. “Complexity is managed through a divide and conquer strategy. Companies are also using larger macro functions that you stitch together with the same amount of people. Today, you can buy a multiple CPU block, with Level 3 cache, and complex cache coherent interconnect. These have been designed to be easy to configure, and so you can create a very large CPU complex with 8 or 16 CPUs, and that becomes the macro functions you’re integrating.”

Topics: SoC NoC automotive cache coherent interconnect semiconductor engineering soc architecture CPUs Benoit de Lescure verification noc interconnect ML/AI IP market

Semiconductor Engineering: Have Processor Counts Stalled?

Michael Frank, Fellow and Chief Architect at Arteris IP quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Have Processor Counts Stalled?

September 24th, 2020 - By Brian Bailey

Have chips reached a plateau for the number of processor cores they can effectively make use of? Possibly yes, until you change the programming model.

“The number of processors has stalled in platforms like PCs or portable devices,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “This has less to do with Moore’s Law leveling out than the fact that it’s getting very hard, from a software point of view, to find enough work for more processors. Unless you have highly parallel workloads, it is really really hard to keep all these cores busy.”

Topics: SoC NoC automotive multicore semiconductor engineering soc architecture noc interconnect ML/AI high-performance dataflow IP market processor cores