Multiprotocol Transceivers Enable Lowest Power Mid-Range FPGAs for Wireline Access, Cellular Infrastructure, Defense and Industry 4.0
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and SUWANEE, Ga.—Feb. 16, 2017—Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), today announced their collaboration in developing the industry’s lowest power field programmable gate array (FPGA) with 12.7 Gbps transceivers, using a Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) PHY from Silicon Creations. These transceivers have been deployed on Microsemi’s new ultralow power PolarFire™ mid-range FPGAs. The multiprotocol PHY helps...
Elected to Chair 10-Member Board
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. –– February 9, 2017 –– Grant A. Pierce, chief executive officer (CEO) of Sonics, Inc., supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, was elected by the Board of Directors of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) to serve as its chairman.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be named chairman of the ESD Alliance by my peers on the board,” remarks Pierce. “This is a great opportunity to help guide the organization through the transformation it began in 2016 to broaden its focus to system issues encompassing hardware, software, and design. My experience at Sonics straddling both the system-on-chip IP hardware and design software businesses should serve as a...
Enhanced Version of de Facto Standard 9812D Offers Record Speed,
Greater Resolution for all Noise Measurement Needs
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– November 29, 2016 –– ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. today unveiled 9812DX™ wafer-level 1/f noise characterization system, an enhanced version of its de facto standard 9812D™, setting records for measurement speed, system resolution and coverage of different types of measurement requirements.
With this announcement, 9812DX becomes the most advanced, fastest and complete noise characterization system on the market, offering improved specifications and measurement capabilities from earlier noise measurement systems. The new system tackles increasing measurement challenges of various advanced process technologies and the exploding number of noise...
Responsible for Worldwide Marketing Efforts, North American and European Sales
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. –– November 29, 2016 –– Oski Technology, Inc., the world’s only dedicated formal verification service provider, today announced the appointment of Roger Sabbagh to the newly created position of vice president of applications engineering.
Working from Ottawa, Canada, Sabbagh will lead sales and manage delivery of consulting services in eastern North America and Europe and will direct worldwide marketing.
“Oski is committed to technology leadership and excellence in customer service,” says Vigyan Singhal, Oski’s president and chief executive officer. “Roger has a proven track record of success in working with customers to help them adopt new verification methodologies. His...
Will Offer Look at Transitioning from Chip-Centric Design to System-Level Design
MUNICH, GERMANY –– October 12, 2016 –– Bob Smith, executive director of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), will be the keynote speaker during the gala dinner hosted by the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) & Exhibition Europe.
Smith’s dinner presentation, “Moore’s Law and the Transition from Chip-Centric Design to System-Level Design,” will be held Wednesday, October 19, at the Holiday Inn Munich City Center, in Munich, Germany, where DVCon Europe will take place October 19-20.
In his keynote speech, Smith will offer a perspective on how the semiconductor design ecosystem is evolving from a chip-centric focus to a system-centric worldview. According to the ESD...
Will be at HLDVT, DVClub San Jose, Design Solution Forum, DVCon Europe, FMCAD Exhibiting Formal Verification Tools, Presenting Tutorials, Chairing Sessions, Sitting on Panels
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– September 28, 2016 –– OneSpin® Solutions, provider of innovative formal verification solutions for error-free digital integrated circuits (ICs), will sponsor and participate in a full complement of events, including workshops, meetings and conferences in California, Japan and Germany, in October.
The IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test (HLDVT) Workshop kicks-off the month Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. Dr. Raik Brinkmann, OneSpin’s president and chief executive officer, will participate in a panel titled, “Killer Apps: Not Your Father’s Formal Verification...
Dr. Strojwas Lauded for Pioneering and Sustained Contributions to Design for Manufacturing
San Jose, CALIF. –– September 27, 2016 –– Andrzej J. Strojwas, Keithley professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic System Design (EDA).
The award is presented yearly by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the Fourth Street Summit Center in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, January 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Strojwas is being recognized for his pioneering research in the area of design for manufacturing in the...
Formal Verification Experts from Both Companies Worked to Verify World’s Fastest and Fully Programmable Ethernet Switch Chip Design
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. –– September 22, 2016 –– Oski Technology, Inc., the world’s only dedicated formal verification service provider, today announced that its formal verification experts enabled Barefoot Networks, a pioneer in building user-programmable and high-performance forwarding planes, with verification of the design for the company’s Tofino™ switch chip. Barefoot’s Tofino chip processes packets at 6.5 terabits per second and is also fully programmable.
Barefoot Networks turned to Oski Technology for assistance with verifying the design of the Tofino chip, knowing that Oski had experience making formal verification scale to designs as...
NanoSpice Selected for Speed, and High Accuracy to Simulate Large Designs
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– September 20, 2016 –– Credo Semiconductor, a global innovation leader in Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) technology, integrated NanoSpice™, a high-performance parallel SPICE simulator from ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc., into its advanced SerDes transceiver intellectual property (IP) design and verification flow.
The parallel SPICE circuit simulator was selected for its speed, high accuracy and high capacity that enabled Credo Semiconductor to deliver its 56G PAM-4 SerDes IP on TSMC’s 16 nanometer (nm) FinFET Plus (16FF+) and FinFET Compact (16FFC) advanced process node. Previously, Credo’s engineering team had to partition its large designs into smaller blocks. With NanoSpice...
First IP Company in China to Become Alliance Member
San Jose, CALIF.–– September 7, 2016 –– C-Sky Microsystems, a leading supplier of 32-bit embedded CPU cores from Hangzhou, China, today became a voting member of the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem.
As the first intellectual property (IP) company from China to join the ESD Alliance, C-Sky intends to become an active member of the Semiconductor IP Working Group, helping develop a common methodology and best practices for IP fingerprinting. Other initiatives of interest to C-Sky include the Multi-Die Working Group and the Market Statistics Service (MSS) as well.
“The ESD Alliance’s broadened...