Arteris Articles

EE Times article, "Licensing Interconnect IP for Fun & Profit"

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, authored this EE Times article discussing NoC interconnect Build or Buy.

February 25, 2021 - by Kurt Shuler

Why do we buy instead of build? Because the guys at the factory know what they’re doing.

The big question then becomes, which parts do we design in-house, and which do we bring in from outside? That’s a whiteboard architectural discussion, which can be heated and emotional. Engineers want to build stuff — that’s what they do. Managers want to get a working product out the door as economically as possible — that’s what they do. If the engineers want to make, and the managers want to buy, who wins? Who gets to make that call, and how do they justify the decision? 

Topics: SoC economics semiconductor eetimes AI SoCs RTL kurt shuler noc interconnect ML/AI SoC IP R&D costs buy vs build build vs buy

Semiconductor Engineering: Sensor Fusion Challenges In Cars

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

Sensor Fusion Challenges In Cars

October 8th, 2020 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

As more pieces of the autonomous vehicle puzzle come into view, the enormity of the challenge grows.

You could say it’s the Wild West, but you could also say there’s tons of innovation happening,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “That’s true whether it’s on the sensor chips or whether it’s on the ADAS brain chips. Eventually you want to be able to explain things in symbolic terms, and have an intermediate layer such that once you get this data, the data as its transmitted is in some kind of lingua franca that both sides can understand even though they’re from two separate companies. What I don’t know is how much processing it will take to move something from more of a raw data format into something useful. Eventually, there has to be a data format.”

Topics: SoC NoC automotive ADAS autonomous vehicles radar semiconductor engineering soc architecture LIDAR interconnects kurt shuler noc interconnect data ML/AI IP market

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