Realizing Your Silicon Dreams in the Age of Big Data

Open-Silicon and the Business of Semiconductor Advancement

by Amelia Dalton

We are the music makers,
nd we are the dreamers of dreams...
-- Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1873)

Some of us dream that we can fly. Some of us dream that we’re swimming in an endless ocean. Some of us dream we’re in high school again and can’t remember the combination to our locker or how to get to seventh period math class. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we're talking about how we can make our silicon dreams into semiconductor reality. Taher Madraswala (CEO and President, Open-Silicon) joins Fish Fry to discuss how Open-Silicon is helping engineers realize their dreams and translate those ideas into silicon. Taher and I also chat about the trends and challenges facing the semiconductor industry today and the new developments that Open-Silicon is working to create custom SoCs for high bandwidth memory applications. 

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A More Secure Time Server

posted by Bryon Moyer

Time servers allow us to track multiple events from different systems and networks with a consistent time base. But an evildoer can flood such servers with requests, causing crashes. Microsemi has released a new time server that addresses this vulnerability. (13-Jan)

QuickLogic Goes Full SoC for Sensors

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic has announced a new device that builds on ArcticLink, intended to act as the always-on manager for phones and wearables. (30-Jul)

Rumors Intel Altera Deal is Close

posted by Kevin Morris

The NY Post reported today that sources told them that an Intel/Altera deal was close, and could be done by the end of next week. At the same time, we are hearing from multiple Altera customers who are opposed to the deal. (28-May)

Intel/Altera Agreement (Partially) Tells the Tale

posted by Kevin Morris

We did a lot of speculation in our recent articles about the rumored Intel bid to buy Altera. One of the areas of most intense speculation was the 2013 agreement the two companies signed - for Intel to manufacture 14nm FPGAs for Altera. More than two years after that deal was signed, Intel is rumored to be making an offer to buy Altera for upwards (maybe far upwards) of $10B. But, is the existing 2013 agreement potentially weakening Intel’s bargaining position? (4-May)

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A New Round of Multicore Tools

Posted on 01/19/17 at 1:00 PM by TotallyLost

I think the most offensive part of the product, is the lack of truth selling it on their website, starting with the front page.

Parallel programming is SEVERAL strict disciplines for different architectures, as are the disciplines for performance optim…

A New Round of Multicore Tools

Posted on 01/16/17 at 6:29 PM by TotallyLost

Not particularly impressed with Silexica's approach, and I have a long history in parallel programming, and both instruction/data level hardware/software/algorithm architecture issues driving it. Knowing what the bottlenecks in parallelism are, is critica…

Every PMIC You Ever Wanted

Posted on 01/16/17 at 12:58 PM by JohnBirkner

Access to LUTs is not available at this time, as AnDAPT is focused on providing fully tested standard Power Components such as Buck Regulators, LDOs, Switches and Sequencers. We will soon have logic based components related to power management such as RTC…

A New Round of Multicore Tools

Posted on 01/16/17 at 12:42 PM by bmoyer

Do you need to parallelize sequential code for multicore? What do you think of Silexica's approach?

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