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PuneChips Editor’s Blog – SystemVerilog and Designer Productivity

As chip design complexity increases, designer productivity is failing to keep up. Industry must innovate and provide design tools that address this problem to survive and prosper.

Too Soon to call for a Semiconductor Recovery?

Is it too soon to call for a semiconductor recovery? Market pundits are calling a semi bottom and some are expecting a surge in second half of this year. Is that really going to happen? Read more to find out …

PuneChips Editor’s Blog – Second Edition

First, an update on PuneChips – we now have 5465 members in the Linked In group and over 40 in the Google Groups mailing list. Some folks doing applications work have also joined us. Given that there are 300 or so semiconductor designers in the Pune area, and hundreds more developing applications, we have ways […]

Event: IC Design Challenges in the Telecom sector – Shrinath Keskar, ex-MD Ikanos, India – 29th June

Image via Wikipedia What: Talk by Shrinath Keskar, fomer MD Ikanos Communications India, on IC Design Challenges in the Telecom Sector. When: Monday, 29th June, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road. To reach Venture Center, go past NCL towards Pashan, pass the cricket ground adjacent to NCL and then you’ll […]

PuneChips Weekly Roundup: Nortel, Moore’s Law, Graphene, 3G and more

(This is a roundup of last week’s semiconductor/EDA industry news by Abhijit Athavale founder/editor of PuneChips – Pune’s forum for the semiconductor industry. For more information about PuneChips see the PuneTech wiki profile of PuneChips) Image via Wikipedia Please keep the responses coming. It is encouraging to see that as a writer. Last week’s mention […]

PuneChips weekly roundup: Marketing ‘green’, Power over Ethernet and more

(This is a roundup of last week’s semiconductor/EDA industry news by Abhijit Athavale founder/editor of PuneChips – Pune’s forum for the semiconductor industry. For more information about PuneChips see the PuneTech wiki profile of PuneChips) Image via Wikipedia Thank you for the great response to last week’s e-mail. Please continue with your responses and I […]

PuneChips: Weekly round-up of Semiconductor/EDA News

(This is a roundup of last week’s semiconductor/EDA industry news by Abhijit Athavale founder/editor of PuneChips – Pune’s forum for the semiconductor industry. For more information about PuneChips see the PuneTech wiki profile of PuneChips) Image via Wikipedia This is my first attempt at sending out a digest of Semi/EDA news from last week. I […]

PuneChips Editor’s Blog: PuneChips Inaugural Event

Last week, Abhijit Abhyankar, country head of Rambus India spoke at the inaugural event of the PuneChips forum for semiconductor/EDA professionals in Pune. The presentation was packed with lots of information generated a healthy amount of discussion during and after. Abhijit mentioned falling productivity and increasing power consumption as the two most important industry challenges, and therein lie the opportunities. Due to progressively declining geometries, number of transistors per chip has exploded, creating all sorts of new challenges. Conventional problem solving approaches are not working and radically different methodologies are required.