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    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 08:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor
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    Mentor Graphics’ User2User conference will be held next week on April 21st at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel. This one-day, free conference is the perfect opportunity to learn, network, and share with other Mentor Graphics users.

    The day starts off with back-to-back keynotes that examine different aspects of the ...
    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
    ...
    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 ...
    by Published on 04-15-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. IoT Internet of Things,
    4. Kilopass Technology
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    Every time I see a presentation on IoT the forecast for the number of devices in 2020 seems to go up by a few billion. But behind the hype there are clearly going to be a large number of devices on (and even in) our bodies, our homes ...
    by Published on 04-15-2015 02:00 AM
    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 04-14-2015 08:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers
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    April 19th is the fiftieth anniversary of Moore’s law! We thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect back on fifty years of Moore’s law, what it is, what it has meant to the industry, what the current status of the law is and what we may see in the future.

    Moore’s law
    Moore’s law is so well known that you wouldn't think ...

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