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Low Energy SoCs: with Near Threshold Voltage
SemiWiki – April 15, 2021

Tom Simon at SemiWiki provides a summary of a video by Lauri Koskinen, CTO of Minima, on the pros and cons of near threshold operation. Tom states it’s clear that near threshold voltage operation is an important arrow in the quiver of things that can be done to reduce system energy consumption.

Booming Finnish Deep-Tech Start-Up Scene
Helsingin Sanomat – April 15, 2021

Helsingin Sanomat (behind a paywall), Finland’s largest newspaper, reports on the booming Finnish deep-tech start-up scene. Minima is mentioned as a successful university-research-to-commercialization case (in terms of raised funding). The strength of Finland’s commercialization support is seen as strong public early-stage funding. Customer pilot stage VC funding and the lacking ecosystem of marrying serial entrepreneurs and professional leaders with start-ups, are seen as the downside.

 

Hearables: From Earbuds to Life Augmentation and Beyond
SemiWiki – March 9, 2021

In a blog by Kalar Rajendiran at SemiWiki, he takes a look at the Hearables market, concluding that the market opportunity for Hearables devices is big and those semiconductor companies who are able to provide cost-effective, ultra-low power solutions to enable them will stand to gain a large market share.

 

CEO Interview: Tuomas Hollman of Minima Processor
SemiWiki – January 29, 2021

Dan Nenni of SemiWiki interviews Tuomas Hollman, CEO of Minima  Dan:  “What is unique about the approach of Minima to ultra-low power digital design?” Tuomas: “Real-time adaptivity is a fundamental feature of the Minima approach to silicon design.” Read the full interview here.

 

Near Threshold Voltage Panel Part 3: What about memories, process  variability, DVFS?
LinkedIn – December 1, 2020

Experts around the world helped to educate us during the 2020 Virtual 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC) on where NTV is headed, why it’s it not a free lunch and how the industry is working together to make it work for certain applications.  This is part 3. Lauri Koskinen, CTO of Minima, is a panelist.

 

Near Threshold Voltage Panel Part 2: Are designers ready, are the tools ready?
LinkedIn – November 24, 2020

Experts around the world helped to educate us during the   2020 Virtual 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC) on where NTV is headed, why it’s it not a free lunch and how the industry is working together to make it work for certain applications.  This is part 2. Lauri Koskinen, CTO of Minima, is a panelist.

Near Threshold Voltage Panel Part 1: What are the opportunities? Is it a free lunch?
LinkedIn – November 18, 2020

Experts around the world helped to educate us during the 2020 Virtual 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC) on where NTV is headed, why it’s it not a free lunch and how the industry is working together to make it work for certain applications.  This is part 1. Lauri Koskinen, CTO of Minima, is a panelist.

 

DVFS: Is DVFS Worth the Effort?
Semiconductor Engineering – September 10, 2020

Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling can save a lot of power and energy, but design costs can be high and verification difficult.  Lauri Koskinen, CTO of Minima, is quoted.

Silicon 100: Emerging Startups to Watch
EE Times – June 28, 2020

Every year (or so) we publish a list of electronics and semiconductor startups that grabbed our attention during the preceding year. This is our 20th list, and this time we’re introducing a big change. When we launched the feature in 2004 it was called the Silicon 60, and we’ve listed 60 companies in every revision since — until this one. Welcome to the new Silicon 100.

 

DAC56 Panel: Hey Alexa
DAC TV – June 12, 2019

Low-power, always-on wake-up is now a must have feature in mobile and consumer IoT applications. This panel will explore the capabilities most critical to delivering products with this feature, what we’ve learned and where we might still need to push the envelope. Tuomas Hollman, CEO of Minima, is a panelist in this video.