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    by Published on 01-21-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Intel,
    4. TSMC
    Tektronix News Wiki-pure-play-foundry-revenue-2016-jpg

    As I mentioned in my previous post, the TSMC investor call this month was very interesting and Morris Chang was in fine form during the Q&A. As a semiconductor professional I think some of the questions are ridiculous but maybe they have value to the financial people. This one question from Randy, who I think is very astute, is ...
    by Published on 01-20-2017 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Silvaco
    Try out some PCB tools virtually, nothing to install or license-radiant-min-jpg

    In my office there are plenty of LED displays for me to look at throughout the day: three 24" displays from Viewsonic, a 15" display from Apple, an iPad, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, a Nexus tablet, a Garmin 520 bike computer, and a temperature display. LED and OLED displays are ubiquitous in all sorts of consumer electronics, so there must be some clever way that engineers simulate and ...
    by Published on 01-20-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics,
    4. TSMC
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    I caught up with John Ferguson of Mentor Graphics this week to learn more about a recent announcement that TSMC has extended its collaboration with Mentor in the area of Fan-Out Wafer Level Processing (FOWLP).

    In March of last year Mentor and TSMC announced that they ...
    by Published on 01-20-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Clarus SoC Post-Silicon Validation Solution Wiki-ostrich-min-jpeg

    It had to happen. We’ve read about hacking deep learning / machine learning, so now there is a discipline emerging around studying and defending against potential attacks. Of course, the nature of attacks isn’t the same; you ...
    by Published on 01-19-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Certus ASIC Prototype Validation Solution Wiki-missteps-securing-autonomous-vehicles-jpg

    Recently an autonomous car company highlighted some plans to keep their vehicles safe from hacking. Yet their plans won’t actually make them secure. Such gaffs highlight issues across many different industries where cybersecurity is not sufficiently understood by manufacturers to deliver products hardened against attack. The result, ...
    by Published on 01-19-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. TSMC,
    4. FinFET,
    5. Analog Bits
    Tektronix White Papers Wiki-multiprotocol_serdes_ip-min-jpg

    One of the greatest hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky, provided a quote that has also been applied to the business world -- "I skate to where the puck will be, not to where it has been." It strikes me that this philosophy directly applies to IP development, as well. Engineering firms provided IP must anticipate how customer requirements will evolve, and execute a design and qualification plan ...
    by Published on 01-18-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Intelligence,
    4. Semiconductor Events
    Tektronix Wiki-ee-pie-jpg

    CES 2017 wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. The show had over 175,000 attendees and over 3,800 exhibiting companies, according to the organizer, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The U.S. had the most companies exhibiting at CES with ...
    by Published on 01-18-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Model Driven Development-tech-jobs-min-jpeg

    There’s an article published in InfoWorld on jobs trends in several emerging tech areas. The trends are based on analysis of job postings and job-seeker searches from the beginning of 2014, sourced by Indeed.com. I would have ...
    by Published on 01-17-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. FPGA,
    4. Flex Logix
    Article: A Brief History of Aldec-eflx_controller_example-jpg

    The start of the new year is typically a time for annual predictions. Prognostications are especially difficult in our industry, due to the increasing difficulty in Moore's Law technology scaling and greater design complexity challenges. There is one sure prediction, however -- this year will see the emergence of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP integration into a diverse set of SoC products.

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with Geoff ...
    by Published on 01-17-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics,
    4. Semiconductor Events
    Article: A Brief History of Aldec-designcon-2017-jpg

    It's hard to believe but this is DesignCon #22 and being a Silicon Valley conference I have attended my fair share of them. This year it seems like high speed communications will take the lead followed by the latest on PCB design tools, power and signal integrity, jitter and crosstalk, test and measurement tools, parallel and memory interface design, ...

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