Posts Tagged ‘ chip design ’

Changing the environment instead of optimizing chip design

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

By Lou Covey, Editorial Director

A few weeks ago we reported on a new data center environment that virtually eliminated heat in a data-processing environment.  We decided to talk to a few companies in the chip world about the potential this development has for chip design and the most comprehensive prediction came from Ian Ferguson, vice president of segment marketing for ARM Holdings.  When considering the potential, Ferguson saw almost unlimited possibilities for advancing data processing.  Here’s the interview:



Yotta Data Sciences may have the answer to lowering chip design cost

Jun 11th, 2013 | By

Yesterday we ran a report about whether chip design could be effectively reduced to the point of profitability for innovative designs.  Conventional wisdom said that possibility will not come around for at least 10 years.  But in our year-long investigation we stumbled across a very quiet company, Yotta Data Sciences, and its founder and CEO Tom Grebinski, that might have a solution that would speed the process up within a couple of years.

Grebinski has put his thumbprint on the semiconductor industry for a couple of decades.  He dealt with how ICs are physically composed by pioneering atomic …



Quest for the 10K Chip: Final Report

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

Part 1: Is this trip necessary?

By Lou Covey
New Tech Press
First appeared in Print Version of Chip Design Magazine (June 2013)

At the Design Automation Conference in June 2012, Verilab’s JL Gray posed a perfectly unreasonable question: “Can you build a chip to verified prototype for less than $10,000 that an investor would want to back as a product?”  Over the past few months a variety of experts on the subject came to consensus and, as it turns out, the answer is yes and no. Yes, you can build one to prototype, but no, an investor would not …



Gary Smith considers the quest for the $10K chip

Dec 31st, 2012 | By

At the Design Automation Conference in June 2012, tech blogger JL Gray posed a question: Can you build a chip to prototype, that would interest a potential investor to take it all the way to production, for $10,000?  The question launched a 6-month investigation by New Tech Press to get an answer.  Dozens of entrepreneurs, analysts, investors and engineers accepted invitations to discuss the subject.  While most wished to remain anonymous a few agreed to go as far as to be captured on video.

We will be rolling out the series for the next few weeks with links to …