Semico Research has introduced a new report, underlining and addressing the various complex SoC design concerns as well as their continuing rise in design cost. According to the report, SoC Silicon and Software 2018 Design Cost Analysis: How Rising Costs Impact SoC Design Starts, the average design cost for Basic SoCs across all geometries in 2017 was $1.7 million.The semiconductor industry today is faced with several substantial issues-not the least of which are the continuing rise in design costs for complex SoCs, the decrease in the incidence of first-time-right designs and the increase in the design cycle time against shrinking market windows and decreasing product life cycles. An additional factor has now been added to SoC design costs with the emergence of very complicated software applications intended to run on the SoC silicon. The costs of the software effort have outstripped the silicon design costs and have become a major part of the cost of these designs. IP integration is also a growing part of design costs.Analysis of design activity for the three types of SoCs profiled in the report shows that while design costs at new nodes continue to increase, the average design cost at each node is not increasing as quickly, giving room for designers to still accomplish their silicon solutions at reasonable costs if they are prudent in their design selection. For each of the three types of SoC there is still considerable activity at the older nodes of 90nm, 65nm and 40nm. Costs at these geometries are much less than at 10nm and 7nm so even though these newer designs cost much more, the average for all SoCs has dropped due to the increase in new designs for Basic SoC.Key findings of the report include: Click here to download/buy this report. What is the current cost for a Complex System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design, and what will it be in the near future? Is it possible to do SoC designs without maximizing the costs for these designs What is the incidence of ‘first-time-right’ for these designs today and in the near future? How is the design cycle time for these designs changing? How do complicated software applications impact the design costs? How fast are IP integration costs rising, and how high will they go? What strategies are designers using to cope with rising design costs? What is the average silicon design cost today for each process geometry and SoC type, and how quickly is it rising? What impact will EDA tools that include some artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) functionality have on design costs for complex silicon? In a unique, insightful look at this constantly evolving market, the report examines the primary forces and integration pressures that are driving this market today. It analyzes many important questions facing the semiconductor industry today including: The average design cost for Value Multicore SoCs across all geometries was $4.8M in 2017 The average design cost for all SoCs across all geometries is forecast to increase to $5.3M by 2023 The number of ‘first-time-right’ designs has dropped at every process geometry since the 180nm node Silicon design costs at the 7nm node for an Advanced Performance Multicore SoC first-time effort are projected to be 23% higher than at the 10nm node.
© express.co.uk – Kepa Arrizabalaga Today 10:12 – According to Sky television, Chelsea will try to sign a goalkeeper in the summer who could replace the current number one in the Kepu Arrizabalag gate, whose future at Stamford Bridge, manager Frank Lampard is not very convinced. There were a number of goalkeepers associated with the transfer to Chelsea, but Lampard allegedly narrowed his list to three goalkeepers. The Spanish goalkeeper has had an unsuccessful season, during which he even lost his post as the number one goalkeeper of Chelsea for a while, and in recent weeks there has been a lot of speculation about its possible sale.Although several teams in Spain were interested in Kep, they may be discouraged by its high price, as Chelsea he wants to lose as little as possible to the record £ 71 million she paid for him two years ago.However, Chelsea has already compiled a list of three goalkeepers who could replace the Spanish goalkeeper in the event of Kep’s sale, and Jan Oblak, André Onana and Nick Pope found themselves on it.The most famous name on the list is Oblak, which Atlétiko Madrid does not want to give up so easily and Chelsea would therefore have to pay the player’s ransom clause, which amounts to an astronomical £ 110 million.Comparison of Chelsea goalkeepers and transfer goals in the 2019/20 season (source: skysports.com)A cheaper option would be Onana. The Cameroonian representative has long confirmed his qualities in the Ajax jersey, who admitted that he was ready to listen to offers for a 24-year-old goalkeeper who would like to move to the Premier League.Nick Pope has established himself in one of the best Premier League goalkeepers this season, though in the average jersey, Burnley kept a great 15 clean accounts.Chelsea is already waiting for one of the highlights of this season on Saturday, the FA Cup final against Arsenal, which should be played by Willy Caballero in the Blues gate, who also started in the last match of the season against the Wolves.Chelsea have scored 54 goals this season in the Premier League, more than any other club in the top half of the table. So far, however, she has focused mainly on strengthening the attack, where she has already brought Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Tim Werner from Leipzig.Where now?More information about Chelsea FC can be found here.Vít Sedlák / SkySports.com, FotbalPortal.cz