The future of ASICS in AI/deep learning, networking, high-performance computing and 5G

What’s Next?

By Mike Gianfagna on December 21, 2017 from

We just concluded two very successful seminars in Tokyo and Shanghai. Samsung Memory presented their HBM2 solutions, Samsung Foundry talked about their advanced 14nm FinFET solutions, ASE Group reviewed their advanced 2.5D packaging solutions, eSilicon presented our ASIC and 2.5D ... continue reading

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Advanced ASICs – It Takes an Ecosystem

By Mike Gianfagna on November 26, 2017 from

I remember the days of the IDM (integrated device manufacturer). For me, it was RCA, where I worked for 15 years as the company changed from RCA to GE and then ultimately to Harris Semiconductor. It’s a bit of a cliché, but life was simpler then, from a customer point of view at least. RCA did ... continue reading

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A Learning Machine for Machine Learning

By Mike Gianfagna on July 05, 2017 from

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hot. Many, many startups, exciting new applications and lots of venture money. The technology promises to change the world. Whether it’s autonomous vehicles, domestic robots or machines that replace doctors and lawyers, the implications are ... continue reading

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Historic FinFET/2.5D Firsts

By Mike Gianfagna on April 27, 2017 from

Recently, I had an opportunity to watch the Academy Award nominated movie “Hidden Figures.” If you’re a geek at heart, you need to see this movie. It chronicles the strong contributions of three black women to the NASA space program during the 1960s. The civil rights backstory of the movie is ... continue reading