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  • Daniel Nenni

    by Published on 08-25-2014 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    Raising four children is no easy task, believe me. My beautiful wife and I always felt it was important to foster the charitable side of our children by volunteering at the food bank, cleaning up local waterways, and other activities we could do as a family. To be clear, that is why my family did the ALS Ice Bucket ...
    by Published on 08-24-2014 10:30 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Sidense
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    It looks like Sidense finally has closure on their request for attorney fees. Generally, in the U.S., parties in a lawsuit pay for their respective attorney fees which can be staggering. However, U.S. law allows the courts to shift the payment of ...
    by Published on 08-20-2014 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
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    In case you have not heard, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media program aiming to increase the awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis AKA Lou Gehrig’s Disease). One of our neighbors recently passed away as a result of ALS so ...
    by Published on 08-18-2014 12:01 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Intel
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    Okay, maybe I’m the only one questioning Intel 14nm yield but I think it will be an interesting discussion in the comments section. Here are the questions I would have asked Intel during their recent 14nm PR tour: Has the P1272 process been rolled out to the production fabs in ...
    by Published on 08-07-2014 06:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Intel,
    4. TSMC
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    Just to review: The brain inside the current Apple iPhone 5s is the A7 SoC manufactured by Samsung using a 28nm process. The A6 (iPhone 5) and A5 (iPhone 4s) are based on Samsung 32nm. The rest of the Apple SoCs also used Samsung processes. I think we can all now agree that the ...
    by Published on 08-05-2014 08:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Intel,
    4. TSMC
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    Speculation is running rampant after last month’s conference call where Dr. Morris Chang, who is often referred to as “The Chairman”, commented that at 16nm TSMC will have a smaller market share than a major competitor ...
    by Published on 07-27-2014 08:10 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. FPGA,
    3. Xilinx
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    One of the things I do in my spare time is listen to quarterly conference calls and try to sort fact from fiction. I compare past calls to the current one and attempt to predict what’s coming next. Confucius said, “Study the past if you would define the future” and I’m a big believer in that.

    Paul McLellan wrote about the Xilinx call earlier this week:
    Xilinx: Revenue Down,
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    by Published on 07-26-2014 06:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. eSilicon
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    On Thursday, July 31st at 8 AM Pacific Daylight Time I’ll be moderating a webinar that will demo eSilicon’s new GDSII quoting portal. You can find more details about the webinar here, and you can register here. ...
    by Published on 07-24-2014 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor IP,
    4. Semiconductor Manufacturers
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    Paul McLellan and I spent the evening with Samsung at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco last night. One thing I discussed with them in great detail was IoT devices. Samsung is investing heavily in IoT and the supporting infrastructure. In ...
    by Published on 07-23-2014 02:30 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
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    Not a total fail but I would classify it as a Segway type fail meaning that while society on a whole will shun Google Glass there will be a number of teksters that ...
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