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

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

Free memory IP and I/Os for university research

Research Reimagined – Introducing eMUSe

By Mike Gianfagna on June 14, 2016 from

Who is eSilicon? Multi-project wafer (MPW) use for semiconductor research has been steadily rising over the past decade. With that, there have been some growing pains. Predictable technology access, cost, cycle time, decoding process options and access to IP are just a few of the challenges faced ... continue reading