Chiplets are all the rage these days, even making MIT Technology Review's 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2024. This is pretty incredible for such a niche technology! Unfortunately, as of today chiplets are only accessible to semiconductor mega-corps. To unlock the true power of disaggregated chiplet innovation, we need to drastically reduce the barriers to chiplet based design.
We are pleased to announce the open source release of zaui, our npm-installable SvelteKit toolchain for building websites from markdown.
Zero ASIC is thrilled to announce Switchboard, a high-performance open-source framework for communication between RTL simulations, FPGA emulations, Python, and C++. Switchboard makes it possible to simulate large hardware systems in a distributed fashion, using a wide variety of model types, and to interact with the modeled systems from popular software languages.
Zero ASIC, a semiconductor startup, today came out of stealth to announce early access to its one-of-a-kind design and emulation platform, demonstrating a number of world firsts.
I gave an invited talk on reducing the barrier to chiplets at the DoE organized workshop, Chiplets for HPC and Advanced Sensors
Continued U.S. leadership in emerging technology requires a sustainable supply of advanced chips to power innovation from artificial intelligence to quantum computing. The CHIPS and Science Act, passed last year, aims to boost domestic research and manufacturing capacity for critical microelectronics.
Even with such subsidies, assembling all the elements required to reduce U.S. dependence on Asian companies “is a huge challenge,” said Andreas Olofsson, who ran a Defense Department research effort in the field before founding a packaging start-up called Zero ASIC. “You don’t have suppliers. You don’t have a work force. You don’t have equipment. You have to sort of start from scratch.”
Some of you may have been wondering why things have been quiet at ZeroASIC? The answer is that we have been busy working! I am very excited to tell you that we have now taped out 3 different homegrown chiplet designs in an advanced FinFET node
The biggest barrier to the democratization of chiplets is the availability and adoption of a common standard. We need a "USB/PCIE/I2C/ethernet/..." for chiplets! At Zero ASIC we are committed to promoting open standards. Today I am happy to tell you that we have joined the UCIe industry group to help reduce the barrier to chiplet design and manufacturing!
At the 59th DAC, I had the pleasure of moderating a really interesting panel on the open source EDA.
Zero ASIC paper on silicon compilation included in DAC proceedings. DAC is the permier conference on EDA and chip design methodology.
Zero ASIC launches free open source cloud based chip compiler.
Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies will lead the second phase of a Pentagon chip initiative designed to leverage U.S. microelectronics capabilities while securing its technology supply chain. Microsoft will head a team that includes Ansys, Applied Materials, BAE Systems, Battelle Memorial Institute, Cadence Design Systems, Cliosoft, Flex Logix, GlobalFoundries, Intel Federal, Raytheon Intelligence and Space, Siemens EDA, Synopsys, Tortuga Logic, and Zero ASIC.
My keynote titled "How to Fail at Codesign" at the ASCR Workshop on Reimagining Codeseign.
...Andreas Olofsson, founder of Zero ASIC, hoped to tease out some predictions: “How many chiplets will be incorporated into a single design by 2025?