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Semiconductor Engineering: Progress And Chaos On Road To Autonomy

K. Charles Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP, says “The implications of this change are incredible,” in this Special Report, Semiconductor Engineering article:

Progress And Chaos On Road To Autonomy


June 7th, 2018 - By Jeff Dorsch

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How to solve the "Too Much Semiconductor IP" problem? More IP!

When discussing system-on-chip (SoC) design with my semiconductor design and software development peers, the conversation eventually gets around to the problem of, “There’s just too much IP!” The feelings I hear border on exasperation at the problem of integrating IP on today’s large SoCs. Engineers who were once paid to write lines of Verilog or C code from scratch are now spending much of their time tying together commercial hardware IP and the associated software. Their jobs have changed, and they’ve had to acquire new skills and new tools to be successful.

Topics: System-on-Chip semiconductor IP intellectual property interconnect fabric

The Semiconductor Industry Needs an IP Switzerland

It’s official: The great IP land grab has begun.

The process actually has been taking place gradually, but has accelerated with Imagination Technologies’ acquisition of MIPS last year and, most recently, Cadence’s acquisition of Tensilica. For makers of semiconductors, four competing IP behemoths are emerging after years of fragmentation within the semiconductor IP industry.

Topics: semiconductor industry IP protocols semiconductor IP Synopsys intellectual property Arm MIPS Cadence Imagination semiconductor industry economics

3 things I learned visiting 13 different semiconductor analysts

I was fortunate to be able to meet with 13 different semiconductor industry analysts from eight different companies over the last two weeks. Our conversations ranged from the current state of the semiconductor industry to future software architecture trends. I want to take this opportunity to thank them once again for the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from them. Here’s a summary of some things I learned, and also some things that surprised me.

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