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What’s the number of ASIC versus FPGA design starts?

3/20/2011 04:32 PM EDT
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Hillol
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Hillol   9/30/2011 4:56:14 PM
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It is OK if design does not go to Production. Engineering resources are used so it is a design start. You can calculate how many Design Starts go to production. It may be 40 percent due to many reasons. ASIC and ASSP design starts are reducing because of density.

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Max The Magnificent   4/11/2011 5:24:05 PM
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I should have remembered that -- thanks Gary -- Max

Bassman63
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Bassman63   4/10/2011 9:06:16 PM
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Bryan Lewis is the expert at Gartner.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/6/2011 11:09:19 PM
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You are right -- I really should give them a call -- but it's not the same since Gary Smith left ... I don't know who to contact (plus I'm up to my ears in alligators fighting fires without a paddle ... as usual)

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MikeSantarini   4/6/2011 10:50:43 PM
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Gartner does a report on ASIC design starts and FPGA design starts every year. In fact, I think the most cited stats on ASIC and FPGA design starts come from them. It would be interesting to interview them on this, no?

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 5:41:01 PM
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Gary old bean, where in the above article did I say that "FPGAs are driving the ASIC vendors from the battle field"? All I said was that there are fewer ASIC design starts than there used to be and more FPGA design starts than there used to be. Also that the capacity and performance of today's state-of-the-art FPGAs means that they can now play in applications and markets that were previously “owned” by ASICs and other devices. But I by no means believe that ASICs are headed to a long retirement in Florida -- ASICs / ASSPs / SoCs will be with us in one form or another for ever (well, at least as long as you or I are around to waffle on about them :-)

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Bassman63   3/24/2011 5:20:29 PM
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Max, Max, Max – Now you know I believe that most SoC designs will be done in FPGAs and nothing I say here is meant to deny that fact; however your promotion of the myth that FPGAs are driving the ASIC vendors from the battle field is ridiculous. Read more on my blog: http://www.garysmitheda.com/read.php?story=iNotes_90 Adding my name... Gary Smith Gary Smith EDA

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Bassman63   3/24/2011 5:19:17 PM
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Max, Max, Max – Now you know I believe that most SoC designs will be done in FPGAs and nothing I say here is meant to deny that fact; however your promotion of the myth that FPGAs are driving the ASIC vendors from the battle field is ridiculous. Read more on my blog: http://www.garysmitheda.com/read.php?story=iNotes_90

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 4:57:25 PM
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That's a hard one -- I'd have to ponder it -- I think the Cypress PSoC devices are really clever and good at what they do -- I just don;t see them as filling into the FPGA design starts category...

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 4:46:37 PM
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Yes, I did think about that -- someone who started out with an ASIC in mind, but decided to create an FPGA prototype, and then went to market with the FPGA. I just didn't know how to categorize it -- would it count as both an ASIC start (that never made it into production) and also an FPGA start (that did make it into production)? Again, all of this makes my head hurt :-)

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