New Drivers For I/O

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 by

Interface standards are all about interoperability. “Standardizing chip interfaces has benefited the semiconductor industry as it allowed individual chip companies to develop devices that interoperate with other chips on a PCB,” says Ravi Thummarukudy, CEO for Mobiveil . “Many of these standards started as shared parallel architectures but quickly moved to high-speed serial point-to-point technology

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Trimming Waste In Chips

Sunday, 15 October 2017 by

Ravi Thummarukudy, CEO for Mobiveil seconds the value of proven IP. “In the physical IP space, the value of something working is more important than an optimized design. If someone has an IP that is working in the right technology process, then even if they have slightly different requirements, it is likely they will choose

RISC-V Pros And Cons by Ann Steffora Mutschuler Proponents tout freedom for computing architectures, but is the semiconductor ecosystem ready for open-source hardware? Mobiveil’s Ravi Thummarukudy is quoted as saying: While RISC-V is not the first open source ISA, this particular initiative has come at an interesting time in the semiconductor industry …

PCI-SIG® Fast Tracks Evolution to 32GT/s with PCI Express 5.0 Architecture PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2017 (or PCI-SIG) unveiled 32GT/s for the PCIe 5.0 architecture targeting high-performance applications. Mobiveil’s Ravi Thummarukudy commended PCI-SIG: “Once again, PCI-SIG is poised to deliver a well-thought-out standard to support higher bandwidth beyond the PCI Express 4.0 specification …

What do all the latest M&A events in the chip industry mean to semiconductor IP companies? The semiconductor industry has undergone a number of large acquisitions this year that indicates a forward direction for the industry. Each of the past several months saw technology company acquisitions. One explanation is that the industry is maturing and

Facebook contends that “two billion photos are shared daily on Facebook services,” a huge amount of data that must be stored, indexed, and managed. However, this will be dwarfed by the data tsunami created by the Internet of Things (IoT). In the article “Making sense of Seagate’s decision to tackle the Data Center Interconnect market,”