Arteris Articles

Semiconductor Engineering: A Renaissance For Semiconductors

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

A Renaissance For Semiconductors

October 28th, 2020 - By Brian Bailey

New horizontal technologies and vertical markets are fueling the opportunities for massive innovation throughout an expanding ecosystem.

Even within artificial intelligence there are multiple facets to the problem. “From an SoC architecture standpoint, think of a 2 x 2 matrix where you have data center versus edge on one side,” says Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “People may argue about where the dividing line is, but you could think of it as stuff that runs off a battery versus stuff that has to be plugged in. The other side is artificial intelligence, and there are two aspects to that. One is training the neural network, and the other is using that neural network in the real world — inference. So you have this 2 x 2 matrix of data center versus edge, and training versus inference.

Topics: SoC NoC software automotive semiconductor engineering soc architecture interconnects kurt shuler noc interconnect chiplets 5G IP market chips

Semiconductor Engineering: Good Vs. Bad Acquisitions

K. Charles Janac, President and CEO at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

Good Vs. Bad Acquisitions

October 7th, 2020 - By Ed Sperling

M&A begins to ramp up, but not all of them will work.

Making acquisitions is one thing, but it’s the result afterwards is that that really matters,” said K. Charles Janac, chairman and CEO of Arteris IP. “If your company culture is very different from any other company culture, that makes it much more difficult. We’ve seen that with some acquisitions that have not been very profitable, and the company may end up divesting.”

Arteris IP’s pending acquisition of Magillem Design Services is aimed at expanding its footprint beyond the network on chip into what Janac calls SoC assembly. Magillem can package IP in an SoC into an IP-XACT format, which paves the way for uniform communication in an SoC or an advanced package.

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

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

Semiconductor Engineering: From Cloud To Cloudlets

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

From Cloud To Cloudlets

August 17th, 2020 - By Ed Sperling

Why the intersection of 5G and the edge is driving a new compute model.

 
In the U.S., they’re using the higher S band, which is used for things like radar,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “In other parts of the world, they’re using much lower frequency bands, which is more useful. It could replace or augment what they already have on a cell phone. So in the United States, the use cases are largely around things like factories and automotive. Overseas, that’s much different.
 
One such use case involves industrial robots, Shuler said, where microcell chipsets are used to control and monitor the activities of those robots. Most of those are fixed robots, but response time is critical.
 
Topics: SoC automotive NoC technology semiconductor engineering soc architecture bandwidth kurt shuler noc interconnect chipsets 5G IP market communications industrial robots