26 Sep 2023
Black Sesame are a leading Chinese provider of automotive computing chips for ADAS, autonomous driving, and infotainment. At IAA Mobility 2023 (also known as the Munich Motorshow), IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner spoke with Ming Zhong, System Analyst at Black Sesame. Mr Zhong discussed Black Sesame's products, from their upcoming C1200 chip, built on TSMC's 7nm process, to their A1000L, a high efficiency chip targeted at ADAS systems.
21 Aug 2023
Chips as Currency: America, China, and the AI Race
Running in the background to the more visible, very real wars occurring around the world at present, there is another, economic and industrial in nature. This is a trade war between two principals: the USA and China.
14 Aug 2023
Efinix are a fabless semiconductor company that design field programmable gate array (FPGA) chips for edge devices. IDTechEx spoke with Mark Oliver, VP of Marketing and Business Development
31 Jul 2023
Recogni — Neural Network Accelerated Autonomous Car Computing
Recogni is pioneering a ground-up redesign of computing for autonomous vehicles. Its neural network accelerator offers computation efficiencies one to two orders of magnitude better than the established competition. Recogni is looking for partnerships with tier ones and OEMs to deploy its product.
12 Jul 2023
EU Chips Act — SemiWise
Professor Asen Asenov has been a professor at the University of Glasgow's Department of Electrical Engineering for 32 years. He has a strong background in the semiconductor industry, with 42 years of industry experience. In 2010, he founded a successful startup called 'Gold Standard Simulations' (GSS), which focused on advanced CMOS simulation tools. GSS was later acquired by Synopsys in 2016, leading to the establishment of SemiWise in 2017. SemiWise specializes in areas like low-power CMOS modeling and simulation, providing semiconductor IP, device design consulting, software solutions, and training courses.
Additionally, Prof. Asenov is involved in UK chip initiatives and advises the Bulgarian government on the EU (European) Chips Act.
IDTechEx interviewed Prof. Asenov, discussing the EU Chips Act and the competition in the semiconductor industry in July 2023.
26 Jun 2023
Semiconductor Foundry Node Roadmap
Innovation roadmap semiconductor foundry nodes.
13 Jun 2023
GreenWaves Technologies is a French start-up focused on designing ultra low-power, artificial intelligence (AI) capable chips for devices such as hearables and wearables.
5 Jun 2023
Nvidia Market Cap Exceeds US$1 Tn, an Early Winner in the AI Boom
While the current AI boom is only just getting started, an early winner is Nvidia, who - on Tuesday, May 30th - saw the company's market capitalization exceed US$1 trillion for the first time. For a chip designer with no fabrication capabilities of its own, this is a significant moment.
16 May 2023
SambaNova are a Californian start-up who have created a fully integrated software and hardware system for developing and deploying deep learning, foundation models, and AI workloads.
15 May 2023
Advanced Semiconductor Packaging: Trends and Growth Drivers
Advanced semiconductor packaging technologies are crucial due to the slowing of Moore's law and rising costs of monolithic Si IC development and manufacturing. Initially, components were individually packaged and integrated at the PCB board level, but as devices become smaller and require higher processing capabilities, component integration needs to be pushed beyond board level.
11 May 2023
Tesla's Trendsetting Semiconductor Move and Why You Should Care
Microcontrollers (also known as controllers, MCUs and other name variations) are the backbone on which modern vehicles are built. Regardless of whether a car is powered by petrol, diesel, electric, hydrogen, PDG, or anything else, its functionalities will be heavily dependent on controllers.
10 May 2023
Why AI Should Be at the Top of the National Agenda
Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since the success of DeepMind over Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016; the world is beginning to change according to the new possibilities afforded by AI. From the robust predictive abilities of OpenAI's ChatGPT - where the AI chatbot can be used for all sorts of purposes, from creating scripts (including malware) to writing academic essays - to AI image generators that are so good that they can win Sony world photography awards, the complexity and capabilities of AI algorithms are growing at a startlingly fast pace.
20 Feb 2023
Three Reasons Why Autonomy Will Boost Automotive Semiconductor Markets
IDTechEx's new "Automotive Semiconductors 2023-2033" report provides a deep dive into the existing and emerging semiconductor technologies used in vehicles today and tomorrow. The report focuses on the areas of automation and electrification, explaining what semiconductor technologies are needed and how their growth is going to drive a 10-year CAGR of 9.4% in the automotive semiconductor market.
16 Feb 2023
Impinj is a well-established RFID chip, reader IC, reader, gateway, and software supplier. Andy Cobb, Impinj's Vice President of Strategic Finance, and Jill West, Vice President of Strategic Communications at Impinj, spoke with IDTechEx about the company's recent RFID activities on 10th February 2023.
2 Feb 2023
Making Sustainable Electronics Tangible
Enhancing 'sustainability' is a widely held aspiration within the electronics industry - realizing this transition is considerably more difficult. To this day, toxic chemicals, material waste, and energy-intensive processing are commonplace.
7 Dec 2022
TriEye is an Israeli company specialising in short-wave infrared (SWIR) image sensor technology. It has developed a unique approach to manufacturing low-cost image sensors on silicon that are capable of detecting wavelengths in the SWIR region of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as the standard visible region.
19 Oct 2022
Impact of Newly Added US Sanctions on the Chinese Semiconductor Sector
Two of the nine new rules stand out, given the scale of both the short-term and long-term impact that they will cause. IDTechEx assesses the impact of these changes.
14 Oct 2022
EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated circuit design company, whereby it designs monolithic indium phosphide (InP) chips and sells packaged modules for pluggable optics, as well as the ASICs, itself. IDTechEx spoke with Harald Graber, Chief Commercial Officer.
13 Oct 2022
PragmatIC is a UK-based company developing flexible integrated circuits on polymer substrates. It has received a total of ~US$150 million in funding and is focused on scaling up its technology, which is already commercially available at a low cost.
12 Oct 2022
Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Technologies in Data Centers
In this article, IDTechEx will cover the growth drivers of advanced semiconductor packaging technologies on data center applications, as well as give several examples of cutting-edge commercial server products that adopt advanced semiconductor packaging technologies. The content of this article is from IDTechEx's newly released market research report, "Advanced semiconductor packaging 2022-2033".