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rush hour traffic analogy for the rush to prototype ICs for ISSCC

Rush Hour on the Technology Roadmap

By Mike Gianfagna on January 27, 2017 from

In a little over a week, the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) will commence at the Marriott in downtown San Francisco. This prestigious conference showcases the latest semiconductor innovations from around the world. Looking at the advance program, one can’t help but notice a ... continue reading

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Designers: Take Control of Your Chip

By Mike Gianfagna on September 21, 2016 from

This is a familiar story for us – maybe it is for you, too. eSilicon engages with many companies on high-complexity ASICs. From time to time, a customer contacts us and says they have a design in mind, but they just can’t fit in the package, or meet the power budget, or meet timing. Fifty ... continue reading

John Lennon: Power to the People

Power to the People (right on…)

By Mike Gianfagna on June 30, 2016 from

If you’re the right age (or older), you will immediately think of John Lennon when you read the title of this piece.  The song was released in 1971, so I will cut many of you some slack on that. The title was inspired by several pieces of research that I was fortunate enough to be exposed to ... continue reading