Lattice semiconductor: Driving the Next Epoch of Innovation

Rakesh Agarwal,Country Manager

Rakesh Agarwal

Country Manager

The global semiconductor industry has been evolving and growing steadily. Despite the global pandemic and resulting economic downturn, the global semiconductor industry is projected to grow from USD 452.25 billion in 2021 to USD 803.15 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 8.6% in 2021-2028. The emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and wirelessly connected devices are creating a huge demand across the globe. Semiconductor has become indispensable and is now widely adopted in a variety of industries including Defense, transportation, automotive, networking and consumer spaces.

Significantly, Lattice Semiconductor, founded in 1983 is an Oregon-based global leader in the extremely power-efficient small form factor, FPGA devices which are fundamental to hardware system sand perform some of the most critical functions in a wide variety of applications, like the 5g wireless infrastructure, the client computing, low latency edge computing, or safety critical ADAS functions in automotive electronics. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is not just an FPGA/semiconductor manufacturer but also works as a solutions partner with a wide spectrum of customers.

It has been in the semiconductor industry for over 35 years and in the past 4 years alone, it has shipped over a billion devices which speaks volumes about the core competency of the company and a global footprint. Lattice Semiconductor is well-positioned in growing edge computing applications and
artificial intelligence realm that are finding usage in automotive electronics, industrial automation, computing infrastructure, and server market and growing at a rapid pace.

Defining the Industry with Innovations
The flagship offering of the company is one of its recent launches, which is a 28-nanometer FDSOI platform. It is a fully depleted silicon insulator and a new process technology that enables the company to increase the cadence of new product launches. The FDSOI platform provides a path to develop the next generation of high performance, low power semiconductor devices and over the past five quarters Lattice Semiconductor has introduced four new FPGA devices, as it has taken the approach in terms of scaling up new products from the FDSOI technology.

Further, Lattice Semiconductor provides not just the hardware, but also IP and software solutions for a wider range of applications, wherein the soft error rate (SER) is 100 times lower than the competing devices in the same class. Also, Lattice Semiconductor offers 75%, lower power in the realm of the FDSOI platform for the competing FPGAs in the same class. The company boasts of a long legacy of product in-novation and has been continuously in-novating on these FPGA architectures. It has a very strong R&D capability, which is evident from its widespread acceptance and usage in core applications and wide product portfolio; These are some of the defining values, as innovation is in the DNA of Lattice Semiconductor.

Lattice Semiconductor is not just a traditional FPGA supplier, but also pioneers in engaging as a solutions partner with its customers in solving design challenges of today and tomorrow

Lattice continues to build its legacy and is rapidly growing FPGA use cases in emerging applications, especially artificial intelligence and Industrial automation. Lattice Semiconductor is not just providing the hardware, but also the IP and software solutions to implement some of these emerging applications. Further, bringing security into the hardware is another key aspect of the newer FPGA platforms, unlike before, when the attacks were concentrated on software, today, most of the system companies globally are also concerned about hardware security.

Lattice Semiconductor is clearly ahead in the curve by recognizing growing security concerns in hardware systems and the need to develop resilient hardware platforms. Lattice is one of the pioneers in providing emerging and futuristic security algorithms in their FPGA platforms thereby addressing this critical need of hardware systems of today and tomorrow.