Category Archives: ASIC Industry Market Trends

Don’t Get Critical IP Cores from a ‘Supermarket’

September 17, 2014, anysilicon

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This is a guest post by PLDA which designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA

You are on a tight schedule for your next chip. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, you plan to go to an outside vendor for some of your silicon

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Choosing IP core – It’s not just the product, it’s the relationship

July 28, 2014, anysilicon

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This is a guest post by PLDA which designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA

You are on a very strict schedule for your next chip. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, you plan to go to an outside vendor for some of your

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OEM Custom Silicon Solutions BOM Cost Reduction

June 23, 2014, anysilicon

This is a guest post by Donnacha O’Riordan, Director of Services Strategy at S3 Group

As process technology nodes advance, falling costs & increasing capacity on older nodes enable OEMs embark on custom ASIC developments to take advantage of higher levels of integration thereby realizing significant BOM savings. Never

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How Google’s Project Ara Will Open-up Innovation In Semiconductors

May 06, 2014, anysilicon

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This is a guest post by Arrow Devices, that provides high-quality Design & Verification products and services for ASIC/SOC. 

Google’s Project Ara will change the end user experience significantly. The question is, how will this technological disruption affect us all in the semiconductor industry? Read on to find out…
Google’s Project Ara

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Will more ASIC design companies cooperate with Apple and Google?

March 17, 2014, anysilicon

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It’s no secret that Google, Amazon and Apple are heavily involved in the semiconductor industry. Apple itself is the biggest buyer of chips and estimated to buy 10% of chips sold worldwide.  Google uses Intel’s CPUs in their server farms and represent alone 4% of Intel total sales.
 
Both

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Semiconductor Technology Nodes – History, Trends and Forecast

June 07, 2013, anysilicon

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Semiconductor foundries claim they release a new technology node every two years. They may be off by a year or two, but on the whole, this is quite impressive, no doubt. Come to think of it, I don’t believe many of us even change our mobile phone every two years. How

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