A Real Future for Innovation in Silicon IP Business Models Using Open Source Tools To Drive Higher Customer Value Propositions
By Arthur Low,
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Crack Semiconductor delivered very high customer value by using Open Source tools to implement and verify a remarkable design for our customer's RSA compute offload requirements in an aging platform. We describe a future where Silicon IP is more commonly developed with Open Source tools.
Mr. Arthur Low is President, CTO and founder of Crack Semiconductor where he has developed new PKA Silicon IP designs that nudge the theoretical limits of performance versus power and gate area.
Initially trained in IC design at Bell-Northern Research (BNR) in the earlier 1990's, Art has lead IC design teams at IBM Microelectronics, Spacebridge Semiconductor, Chrysalis-ITS, and a number of other start-ups in the datacom, telecom and PKI Cryptography businesses. At Chrysalis-ITS, Art led the IC team that developed industry first SSL chip supporting 10,000 SSL/second SoC, and was instrumental in filing innovative patents for PKI and Packet encryptions centered on his ideas. Art’s Public Key Accelerator Silicon IP designs have been said to "move the yardsticks".
Arthur Low has a BSc in Electrical Engineering (1992) from the University of Alberta and an Honours Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology (1985) from Selkirk College. Art has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor design and system level architecture, with proven track record of accomplishments and patents to his credit. As Lead architect / consultant / designer, Art has over-arching IC design and architecture experience acquired over more than a dozen successful System-On-Chip tape-outs.
Art is completing his MSc degree in Technology Innovation Management at Carleton University in Ottawa.