23 Feb 2024
Advanced Semiconductor Packaging Trends in AI and HPC
Advanced semiconductor packaging technologies like 2.5D and 3D hybrid bonding, along with emerging solutions like silicon photonics, are critical in optimizing system performance and fostering the next wave of AI and HPC chip innovation.
31 Jan 2024
Hailo: AI Acceleration in Automotive SoCs
Hailo started with AI accelerator chips in the automotive industry but has recently launched its system on chip. IDTechEx spoke to Hailo at CES 2024.
29 Jan 2024
The Age of Artificial Intelligence: AI Chips to 2034
Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world as we know it; from the success of DeepMind over Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016 to the robust predictive abilities of OpenAI's ChatGPT, the complexity of AI training algorithms is growing at a startlingly fast pace, where the amount of compute necessary to run newly-developed training algorithms appears to be doubling roughly every four months.
19 Jan 2024
SiPearl: A High-Performance CPU Startup
SiPearl is a European fabless semiconductor startup developing energy-efficient high-performance CPUs for applications in AI, healthcare, climate, and more. IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner sat down for a conversation with SiPearl's CEO and Founder, Philippe Notton, where they discussed SiPearl's upcoming Rhea1 CPU.
7 Dec 2023
High Performance Computing for Automotive
Computers on wheels. That's how people currently see cars. Practically everything that happens in a vehicle is being monitored and actuated by a microcontroller, from opening windows to calculating the optimal fuel-air mixture for the current torque demand. But the surface has only just been scratched in terms of how much computing power is making its way into vehicles.
5 Dec 2023
US CHIPS Act
This premium article discusses the key aspects of the US CHIPS Act and highlights which companies are likely to benefit the most. It also explains what impact the CHIPS Act is likely to have on the supply of semiconductor components into the automotive industry. Although automotive accounts for a relatively small part of total semiconductor demand, COVID-19 showed how sensitive the industry is to supply shortages.
4 Dec 2023
Neureality are an Israeli chip startup founded in 2019. Their products focus on providing software and hardware solutions to manage AI inference workloads. This background profile provides an overview of their current products.
29 Nov 2023
ACCRETECH (Grinding Tool)
ACCRETECH is a company that specializes in semiconductor manufacturing equipment and precision measuring systems. IDTechEx spoke with ACCRETECH at Semicon Europe 2023.
27 Nov 2023
TSMC (Advanced Semiconductor Packaging)
In the world of advanced semiconductor packaging, where innovation and competition drive the industry forward, various packaging technologies and strategies are shaping the future. Previously, IDTechEx had the opportunity to engage in a conversation about advanced semiconductor packaging with Dr. Cheng-Lin Huang, TSMC Advanced Packaging Department Manager. This dialogue provided valuable insights into the technology and the dynamic landscape of this industry. For further details, please refer below.
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.