TOPIC AREA: BUSINESS
The system-on-chip (SoC) has revolutionized the semiconductor and electronics industries, providing ever-more compact designs that incorporate increasingly large amounts of functionality and performance. This integration, together with process technology scaling, has led to mass availability of affordable, low-power mobile and consumer products.
As the number of discrete IP blocks on a typical SoC continues to escalate, and as the complexity of each of those blocks is also on the rise, SoC developers are challenged to meet not only integration demands but also tight schedules, power and thermal constraints, aggressive cost targets, support for a dizzying array of standards and more. This is compounded by an insatiable consumer appetite for always-on global connectivity, long battery life and of course access to the latest technologies, such as ultra-high definition video and photorealistic graphics.
Silicon IP providers have stepped in to ensure continued innovation by providing high-performance, low-power technologies that help SoC companies meet their design requirements in this ever-more complex environment. IP will play an increasingly vital role going forward. By offering a comprehensive IP portfolio and market driven platforms across CPU, graphics, video and vision technologies, IP providers will help companies overcome their design challenges and address a growing number of exciting new applications and market opportunities.
Speaker: Hossein Yassaie - Imagination Technologies Ltd., Kings Langley, United Kingdom