Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
June 18, 2019

RISC-V firms aim for lower-cost design starts

Andes and SiFive attempt to lower the barriers to entry for SoC designs based on RISC-V processor cores.

June 13, 2019

IoT ecosystems should shift to cellular connectivity for security – report

IoT ecosystems should shift from WiFi to cellular connectivity to make them easier to secure and manage.

June 13, 2019

The road to ES Design West: AI

AI, its system design implications and its impact on EDA tools themselves will be a key theme for ES Design West next month.

June 12, 2019

Energy-efficient implementation of machine-learning algorithms for IoT

White paper goes from general principles through to worked examples of efficient machine-learning algorithm implmentations on dedicated processor IP.

June 6, 2019

Calibre scales to 4000 nodes for faster sign off in the cloud

AMD used Calibre with optimisations implemented for cloud support to slash runtimes on high-end server processor designs.

June 5, 2019

Microsoft Azure aims to get inside SoCs with cloud security plan

Microsoft Azure aims to use royalty-free IP to build a more secure IoT and extend the reach of its cloud services.

June 4, 2019

Two-year surge is no blip – Wally Rhines

Wally Rhines, CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens business, delivered a bullish prognosis for the semiconductor and EDA sectors in a talk at the beginning of the Design Automation Conference in Las Vegas this week.

June 4, 2019

The unknown unknowns of secure devices

Developing a security assurance standard for IP faces numerous problems but Accellera working-group members are trying to find an answer.

June 4, 2019

DAC to colocate with Semicon West next year

SEMI and the Design Automation Conference (DAC) have agreed to schedule the the US event for EDA alongside Semicon West in 2020 and 2021.

June 3, 2019

Analyst: China’s foreign EDA thirst to grow despite trade tensions

Analyst Rich Valera points to China as a major source of EDA tool growth despite short-term tensions with the US government.

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