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    by Published on 04-19-2015 07:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Arteris,
    4. Mobile
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    China was a virgin territory for Arteris Inc. before July 19, 2012 when Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics announced that it has licensed the Arteris FlexNoC network-on-chip (NoC)-based interconnect IP technology for its multicore SoCs for budget Android tablets. Rockchip mostly targets the tablet and set-top box (STB) markets in China and Taiwan with high-end processors at a lower price ...
    by Published on 04-19-2015 02:00 AM
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    In the second installment of this series we reviewed the cost drivers that have enabled the semiconductor industry to continue to cost reduce the cost per transistor year after year. In the next three installments we will discuss the product specific issues beginning with this installment discussing DRAM.
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    by Published on 04-18-2015 10:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers
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    In the first installment of this series on Moore’s law we examined what Moore’s law is and presented some data on how it has affected the industry. In this installment we will discuss the manufacturing cost reduction strategies that have made Moore’s law possible.

    Manufacturing Cost Drivers
    The manufacturing ...
    by Published on 04-18-2015 06:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Silvaco
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    Recently, I talked about meeting with Dave Dutton the CEO of Silvaco. Mainly we were talking about the recent acquisition of Invarian but he also brought me up to date on Silvaco and how he is bringing their disparate product lines into a more focused strategy.

    See also Silvaco ...
    by Published on 04-18-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Moore’s Law in Electronics Magazine (April 19, 1965), the industry finds itself in an increasingly costly global effort to keep transistor scaling on track. “Is Moore’s Law dead?” is a common question these days.

    But practically speaking the doubling of transistor density ...
    by Published on 04-17-2015 08:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. SmartDV
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    It’s rare that we find a truly Indian-based company operating globally in the semiconductor space. Although the ‘gold rush’ towards IP development in the last decade initiated many IP start-ups in India, today we rarely find Indian IP company names which are ...
    by Published on 04-17-2015 05:00 AM
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    Coventor were in Copenhagen Denmark a few weeks ago at the Smart Systems Integration Conference to talk about MEMS and IoT entitled (take a deep breath) Towards a Lego Block Principle for Heterogonous Systems Design Including MEMS and Electronics—Choose and ...
    by Published on 04-16-2015 02:00 PM
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    Intel Inline with lowered numbers- 2015 Revs to be Flat...
    Capex Slashed by 13% to $8.7B- 10nm at risk???
    Mortgaging the future???
    Is the foundry business dead???
    Desperately seeking growth!!!

    Intel Inline...

    Intel reported revenues of $12.8B and EPS of $0.41 in line with downward revised estimates after chopping $1B out of Q1 previous expectations. Client computing
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    by Published on 04-16-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. FPGA,
    3. QuickLogic,
    4. IoT Internet of Things
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    Do you have one of those step-tracker things? They seem to be one of the earliest IoT devices that are actually selling in large quantities. Smartphones are also starting to contain this sort of sensor to provide similar functionality without requiring a separate device, as are ...
    by Published on 04-15-2015 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
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    Nokia is no more a mobile phone dynamo, but it's now the world's largest telecom equipment supplier ahead of Ericsson AB and Huawei Technologies. Nokia is buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion and the new global networking behemoth created as a result of this mega-merger—called ...

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