One Spin, Calypto, Cadence, Apache, Solido, IC Manage, LSI and Kilopass
Dr. Raik Brinkmann - President and Chief Executive Officer, OneSpin Solutions
term SoC will no longer be tied entirely to ASIC. It now applies to
FPGAs, too. One FPGA now can hold a large SoC. While FPGA companies have
claimed this for a while, it is real now. Take for example the Xilinx
Zynq or MicroSemi SmartFusion2. They come with processor cores, complete
operating systems, as well as specialized functionality, such as
security, communication and DSP functions –– definitely SoCs, with the
need to be fully verified.
Shawn McCloud - V.P. Marketing, Calypto Design Systems
of all new hardware design will occur for mobile devices including
smartphones, laptops and tablets. Mobile designs will drive the need for
EDA tools to reduce power and accelerate the time to product. Designers
will need to optimize at the architecture level where 80% of power
decisions are made.
New emerging video standards promise to hit
the market offering greater video resolution or faster wireless
performance. Very little RTL reuse is possible for such multimedia
designs and we will see a greater percentage of new designs leveraging
high-level synthesis from C++ or SystemC to meet time to market
Lip Bu Tan – CEO, Cadence
The mantra of
“smaller, faster, cheaper, NOW” will get louder, as consumers
increasingly demand instant access to information anytime, anywhere. The
China and India markets for mobile devices will continue to grow
exponentially, driving the rapid build out of cloud infrastructure like
massive datacenters and software-defined networks to support the global
growth of mobile devices. This means ongoing emphasis on better hardware
performance, lower power consumption, and unparalleled security.
Apache Design, an ANSYS subsidiary
demands will continue to favor mobile devices such as smartphones and
tablets, driving a phenomenal growth rate for this segment through 2013
and beyond. However, as consumers benefit from the mobile revolution,
the semiconductor industry will face bifurcation between high-end mobile
or smart connected devices (SCD) and the traditional (classic) chips
SCD chips that serve the smartphone, tablet and PC
markets are becoming highly integrated, with multiple application
processors consolidated into a single IC. These chips are driven by
power consumption, performance and time-to-market. In contrast, the
classic chip market is serving segments that demand discreet, analog,
mixed-signal, RF, IPs and chips that are found in image sensors, MCUs
and MEMS applications. These devices are mostly driven by cost as they
Trent McConaghy - CTO and co-founder, Solido Design Automation
is the year that 20nm chips ship, from TSMC, GF and others. The big
change for 20nm is double patterning (DP), which must be accounted for
during design. For example, parasitics between the layers require 15x
more corners to be simulated. 2013 is also the year that FinFET-based
design on 16nm becomes widespread, followed by 16nm production in 2014.
The story for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) is similar. Of course Intel is
way ahead; this is what everybody else designs to. Despite their obvious
leakage advantage, FinFETs raise many challenges such as different
operating characteristics, poor familiarity by designers, and more
complex modeling challenges. Variation due to random dopant fluctuation
will decrease, but variation due to line edge roughness will remain, and
fin depth is a new source of variation.
Shiv Sikand - co-founder and VP engineering, IC Manage
will see a continuing increase in businesses maximizing their IP reuse
across designs and design derivatives. As such, these companies will
face an increased need to address the complex dependency management
associated with the reuse of these IP design modules - which continue to
dynamically evolve with usage.
LSI predictions for storage
growing impact of solid state storage solutions on enterprise IT will
continue - The adoption and deployment of solid state solutions such as
server-side PCIe-based flash acceleration cards will continue based on
the falling prices for NAND flash memory and their ability to narrow the
performance gap that exists between a server’s main memory and
traditional hard disk drive storage.
2. Hadoop architectures
will gain in adoption as a key technology for enabling Big Data
Analytics – Hadoop environments will continue to grow in usage and
popularity as companies move away from rigidly structured data queries
on traditional high cost servers and toward sorting very large, very
complex unstructured data sets across larger clusters of commodity
servers. In order to turn Big Data sets into actionable
information, enhancements will begin to emerge to improve the I/O
performance of Hadoop to accelerate big data analytics while reducing
3. Enabling a smarter cloud through “intelligent silicon” -
Companies will increasingly turn to cloud computing and highly
virtualized datacenters to help manage the rising costs and technical
challenges driven by massive data growth. With both network traffic and
data projected to grow faster than IT investments, datacenters and
mobile networks will need to adopt new approaches to contend with the
massive demand, driving the need for “intelligent silicon” that can
analyze and prioritize data and help enable a smarter cloud.
is the future of Big Data management - Financial services companies
will increasingly leverage the performance of flash storage technologies
to accelerate access to data and mitigate delays associated with
traditional storage. Flash storage solutions bring the performance
needed to quickly traverse massive data sets and extract the full value
5. Mega Datacenters will drive the evolution of the
cloud –MDCs will continue to undergo a dramatic evolution in response to
the data deluge, technological advances, changing business dynamics and
financial pressures, and these changes will have an impact on cloud
architectures and open source solutions, such as OpenCompute and
Linh Hong - VP of Sales and Marketing, Kilopass Technology Inc.
The prospects for anti-fuse non-volatile memory (NVM) have expanded in the security space thanks to an increased awareness of the vulnerability of software keys. Increasing demand for anti-fuse technology is also being driven by the rapid growth in smart phones, tablets, and over-the-top set top boxes.
Each of these smart devices are being used as viewing terminals for an explosion in video content being distributed by social networking sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Veoh, among others.
More than 20 percent of global YouTube views come from mobile devices.
YouTube statistics also show that “72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.” More than eight million reference files (over 500,000 hours of material) are in YouTube's Content ID database: 3,000 partners use Content ID, including every major U.S, network broadcaster, movie studio and record label. Controlling access to this copyrighted material will require rigorous digital rights management. This is the opportunity that lies solely with anti-fuse NVM as the secure storage repository for the keys that will enable or disable access to this content.
Anti-fuse NVM is the only memory that has demonstrated strong resistance to most conventional hacking techniques.
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