Another Company Speeds Up SPICE with a GPU

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Circuit designers know that SPICE circuit simulators use a large matrix to simultaneously solve for currents and voltages, taking small enough time steps to ensure convergence and simulation stability. The trouble is that using a general purpose CPU to make … Continued

Blog Updates for 2021

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We’re already into the new year, so it was about time that I updated my list of Semi and EDA vendors that I’ve blogged or consulted for, here’s what changed: Mentor became Siemens EDA Moortec acquired by Synopsys Methodics acquired … Continued

Merry Christmas 2020

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Send me your annual Holiday and New Years greetings, we could use some cheer during the pandemic, that’s for sure. 2019 2018 2017 2016 Team Maven Silicon wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas. #christmas #happychristmas #christmas2020 #festive #mavensilicon … Continued

Merry Christmas 2019

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Celebrate Christmas and the New Year, so send me your greetings to be shared here annually. Happy New Years is here. 2018 2017 2016 2015

Merry Christmas 2016

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Many EDA, semiconductor and IP companies send out an annual greeting to me by email, so I’d like to share them all with you on this blog post. So Merry Christmas to you and your family for 2016, and have … Continued

Virtue and EDA

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Last night I attended a lecture from Dr. Shannon Vallor about techno-morality as part of the Linus Pauling series in Portland, Oregon. Thank you Mentor Graphics for the invitation. She has written a book on the subject entitled, Technoscience and … Continued

Merry Christmas 2015

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I receive a lot of email each week and the run up to Christmas is one of my favorite times of year as companies send out a Holiday Greeting. Here are some that I’ve received and wanted to share with … Continued

EDA and Philanthropy

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In a recession what EDA company would invest in philanthropy? Actually, many EDA companies have a long-term vision to be philanthropic and encourage a love for science in our younger generation. This month I was invited by Mentor Graphics to … Continued

EDA without using the Acronym EDA

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Two press releases came out today and they were both from major EDA companies that are now starting to position themselves without using the EDA acronym. Perhaps this is a new but subtle trend to remove the old-fashioned EDA label … Continued