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    by Published on 11-19-2014 05:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers

    Fresh from the leaked memo that Intel is merging its mobile business into its PC client group, Qualcomm is going the other way and has confirmed that it is entering the ARM server CPU market, an announcement made at its analyst day earlier today.

    This is a major trend that less ...
    by Published on 11-18-2014 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design

    Something happened this morning that doesn't happen too much any more: a new EDA company came out of stealth mode and announced its product line. The company is Invionics, and they are based in Vancouver BC. The CEO is Brad Quinton who largely funded the company himself, although ...
    by Published on 11-12-2014 06:00 PM
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    2. General,
    3. Mobile

    I had been wanting to write about it since Google’s big bang announcement of Android1 in India in Sep this year and their associated strategy to capture some of the large pockets of Smartphone market within a matured or declining cell phone market and maturing ...
    by Published on 11-12-2014 12:00 AM
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    2. General

    On October 29th HP announced their long-anticipated entry into the 3D printing market with the HP Multi Jet Fusion. The HP Multi Jet Fusion is an industrial 3D printer that is anticipated to be 10 times faster and 50% less than current systems. The system ...
    by Published on 11-08-2014 06:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers

    A couple of days ago I was reading a news article which said how long the world economy will be dependent on a single engine to drive it; obviously that single engine is USA. If we consider the overall economy, definitely ...
    by Published on 11-08-2014 06:00 AM
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    2. Mobile

    The Q3 results are mostly in now and there are two big stories. The iPhone 6 of course, which started shipping just before the end of the quarter. The other story is China, now the #1 mobile market in the world. These have led to very different stories for different companies.

    Samsung is basically ...
    by Published on 11-06-2014 10:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers

    1964 Vision, Volume and Moore’s Law

    The 1964 New York World’s Fair saw Lee Iacocca, then a young 40 year old General Manager, introduce a car that inspired “total performance” and was for a “young America out to have a good time.” This young America would become the baby boomer generation. The Mustang was revolutionary in its affordability, which was obvious in its sales. Ford estimated it would sell ...
    by Published on 11-06-2014 03:30 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events

    Tuesday was the Kaufman award dinner. This year it was awarded to Lucio Lanza. Last week I wrote about how Lucio ended up in EDA, although that was not where he finished up. He is currently a venture capitalist running Lanza Technology Ventures, ...
    by Published on 11-05-2014 05:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things

    On Sunday in the USA we changed our clocks back one hour to account for Daylight Savings Time and I was reminded of how far we have to go in getting all of our devices to understand and automatically account for the time. Despite all of the talk about IoT and how it has the promise to automate our lives, we still have to manually set the time. Here's ...
    by Published on 11-05-2014 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers

    As you may have read, the CEO of Ultratech made some unfortunate statements on the recent quarterly conference call in regards to FinFET Yield. As a result there has been a lot of speculation about the who, what, and why. I blogged ...

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