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Advanced ASICs – It Takes an Ecosystem

By Mike Gianfagna on December 14, 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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Talking the Talk on Training

By Mike Gianfagna on September 28, 2017 from

In my prior post, I discussed the value of good design flow training. A properly executed program can turn average engineers into above average problem solvers with the right tools and techniques. We got to thinking about this opportunity quite seriously at eSilicon. Is there a way to develop a ... continue reading

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Training as a Strategic Weapon

By Mike Gianfagna on August 24, 2017 from

In my last post, I discussed the topic of applying machine learning to the design of machine learning chips.  I pointed out that one can achieve significant improvements in schedule predictability, PPA compliance and an overall reduction in program risk if machine learning is applied to the right ... 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