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Semiconductor Engineering: Von Neumann Is Struggling

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Von Neumann Is Struggling

January 18th, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

The backbone of computing architecture for 75 years is being supplanted by more efficient, less general compute architecture.

“One of the problems is that CPUs are not really good at anything,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “CPUs are good at processing a single thread that has a lot of decisions in it. That is why you have branch predictors, and they have been the subject of research for many years.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC network-on-chip memory CPU neural networks semiconductor engineering accelerators chip architectures

Arteris® IP FlexNoc® Interconnect and Resilience Package Licensed by Hailo for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chip

Leading AI chipmaker Hailo uses world-leading network-on-chip (NoC) IP to accelerate dataflow performance

CAMPBELL, Calif. – January 12, 2021 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Hailo has licensed FlexNoC Interconnect IP and the accompanying Resilience Package for use in Hailo’s AI processor targeting automotive, smart cities, smart retail, Industry 4.0 and other markets.

The Arteris IP FlexNoc interconnect is much more efficient than competitive technologies. The state-of-the-art interconnect IP reduces the die area and power consumption of our unique architecture, which helps us to meet the market requirements."


Orr Danon, CEO, Hailo

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip on-chip interconnect flexnoc resilience package K. Charles Janac kurt shuler customer IP market hailo ai processor smart cities

Semiconductor Engineering: Car Industry Changing Under The Hood

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing Arteris IP quoted in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Car Industry Changing Under The Hood 

January 7th, 2021 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler

Auto electronics are becoming more centralized, connected, and complex, and the entire supply chain is realigning around those shifts.

It wasn’t that long ago that security was viewed as something nice to have, noted Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris IP. “I’ve got some friends who are in the security IP business and I joke with them that they’re actually in the insurance business since there’s no requirement for any of this. A smartphone may be insecure, but five years after you sold the IP or the software, you’re not likely to be sued for having an insecure phone, so who cares? Cars are different. Cars have a safety of life issue, and now there are standards because of that, and it’s something being designed in upfront. Not just market forces, but also standards make things safer for everybody.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC functional safety network-on-chip automotive ADAS semiconductor engineering ASIL D kurt shuler OEMs 5G security car makers

Semiconductor Engineering: Top-Tech Videos of 2020

3 Arteris IP tech videos among most viewed on Semiconductor Engineering

Top Tech Videos of 2020 

January 6th, 2021 - By Linda Christensen

What engineers were watching in 2020. 

 

View these 3 Arteris IP Videos included in the top 68 most viewed:

AI/ML:
Changes in AI SoCs discusses the tradeoffs in AI chips in the data center and in edge devices.

Automotive:
Who Owns A Car's Chip Architecture
looks at the competitive battle brewing between OEMs and Tier 1s.

Architectures, New Standards and More:
CXL Vs. CCIX
explains how these two standards differ, which ones works best where, and what each was designed for.

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Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC automotive CCIX semiconductor engineering soc architecture kurt shuler chip architectures AI SoCs CXL AI/ML

Arteris® IP FlexNoc® Interconnect and Resilience Package Licensed by MegaChips for Automotive Ethernet TSN Switch Chip

Japanese fabless semiconductor pioneer leverages Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect IP for on-chip quality-of-service (QoS) and ISO 26262 compliance.

CAMPBELL, Calif. – January 5, 2021 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that MegaChips has licensed Arteris® FlexNoC® interconnect IP and the accompanying Resilience Package for use as the on-chip communications backbone for an automotive Ethernet TSN switch chip. MegaChips is a long-time Arteris IP licensee and are expert users of the company’s FlexNoC and Resilience Package interconnect IP products.

We adopted Arteris interconnect IP to accelerate development of our Automotive Ethernet TSN Switch Chip. Arteris IP FlexNoC effortlessly integrates functional safety mechanisms in our chip while allowing us to quickly analyze performance and quality-of-service using built-in simulation and an easy-to-use human interface. MegaChips has used Arteris NoC technology many times over the years and time we achieved amazing results such as small die area, low power consumption, easy development flow, and fast integrated performance analysis. Using Arteris NoC technology saves development resources and will speed up our entry into the automotive market. In addition, Arteris support is always quick and polite. They are the reason why we choose Arteris IP."


Hisashi Kondo, Senior General Manager, MegaChips

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip on-chip interconnect flexnoc resilience package kurt shuler charlie janac customer IP market megachips automotive fabless semiconductor Japanese automotive chip

Semiconductor Engineering: CEO Outlook: 2021

K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris IP comments in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

CEO Outlook: 2021 

January 4th, 2021 - By Ed Sperling

The semiconductor industry will look and behave differently this year, and not just because of the pandemic.


"Chiplets will become increasingly important", said K. Charles Janac, president and CEO of Arteris IP. "Some will be for specific functions. Some will require specialized processors. But to make all of this work, the interconnects will need to become even more sophisticated than they are today. The good thing about the interconnect is there are almost unlimited innovation possibilities. There are a lot of ways to add value.”

Topics: SoC Interconnect NoC automotive semiconductor engineering K. Charles Janac chiplets chip architectures hard ip blocks chipmakers

Semiconductor Engineering: Learning ISO 26262 - 2nd Edition

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP authored this new article on the interpretation of ISO 26262 in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:

Learning ISO 26262 -2nd Edition 

December 7th, 2020 - By Kurt Shuler

Interpreting the functional safety standard isn't as simple as just looking at the document.

Ambiguity is a feature, not a bug!

Why? Partly ambiguity. Because what I think is clear, you may not think is clear. And some of this ambiguity is intentional: This is a voluntary (thought widely followed) standard, aiming to preserve flexibility for innovation and differentiation. The committees don't want to be too prescriptive, which inevitably leads to some ambiguity.

Topics: SoC NoC functional safety ISO 26262 automotive semiconductor engineering Soft IP FMEA kurt shuler OEMs FMEDA noc interconnect IP market Part 11 tailoring safety element standards SEooC

Arteris® IP Completes Acquisition of Magillem Design Services Assets, Creating World's Premier System-on-Chip Integration Company

SoC technology leader provides NoC interconnect and SoC IP deployment technologies to speed chip development for the AI/ML era.

CAMPBELL, Calif. – November 30, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced the completion of the transaction to acquire the assets of Magillem Design Services (“Magillem”) which was announced in October 2020 (see, “Arteris® IP to Acquire Assets of Magillem Design Services, Creating World's Premier System-on-Chip Assembly Company”). Magillem is now the IP Deployment Division within Arteris IP.

By providing technology that eases chip development, Arteris IP is uniquely positioned to help the semiconductor industry address these issues, enabling designers to better focus their efforts on SoC innovation."


Mike Demler, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip on-chip interconnect The Linley Group kurt shuler charlie janac 5G IP market Isabelle Geday Magillem Design Services IP Deployment Division AI/ML

Arteris® IP Achieves Major Milestone: 150th Licensee

Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect leader's customers have designed over 250 Arteris IP connected systems-on-chip (SoCs) which shipped in over 3 Billion systems

CAMPBELL, Calif. – November 17, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that 150 companies have licensed its NoC interconnect IP. The world’s number one automotive supplier, Bosch, has the distinction of being the company’s 150th customer. Bosch’s license of Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP and the accompanying Resilience Package was recently announced (see, “Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Products Licensed by Bosch for Multiple Automotive Chips”).

As artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous driving and 5G have driven innovation and complexity in system-on-chip semiconductor design, Arteris IP has cemented its leadership position as the industry standard for network-on-chip interconnect IP. Arteris IP’s growth and leading market position is the result of its ability to optimize on-chip dataflow performance, power consumption, and die area while continuously delivering novel, state-of-the-art technology to the highest growth segments of the semiconductor industry."


Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip on-chip interconnect The Linley Group AI kurt shuler charlie janac ML 5G IP market Arteris IP FlexNoC interconnect Bosch 150th customer

Arteris® IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Products Licensed by Bosch for Multiple Automotive Chips

World's #1 automotive supplier chooses Network-on-Chip interconnect leader for ISO 26262-compliant systems-on-chip (SoCs)

CAMPBELL, Calif. – November 3, 2020 – Arteris IP, the world’s leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Bosch has licensed Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP and the accompanying Resilience Package for use in multiple ISO 26262-compliant automotive projects.

Arteris IP provides the easiest and fastest means to assemble the complex chips we require while allowing us to implement innovative functional safety mechanisms within our designs. We are excited to partner together not only because of Arteris IP’s excellent technology and solid roadmap, but also the experience and credibility of their engineering talent.”

 


Oliver Wolst, Senior Vice President Integrated Circuits, at Robert Bosch GmBH

Topics: SoC network-on-chip Arteris FlexNoC new customer automotive flexnoc resilience package automotive functional safety NoC technology autonomous driving ISO 26262 compliant automotive Tier-1 automotive supplier roadmap Bosch