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    by Published on 01-06-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile,
    3. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: IC Test Sessions at SEMICON West 2012-ces-logo-min-jpg

    I'll admit up-front I’m cheating. I’m writing this from the comfort of my home office without having to go anywhere near the CES madness (I was there last year; 170,000 people packed into the center of Las Vegas, block-wrapping ...
    by Published on 01-06-2016 10:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things
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    I have a bias (as you may have noticed) for solutions in a domain that take advantage of technology but are developed within that domain. A recently example is intelligent bandages, developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, Purdue ...
    by Published on 01-05-2016 06:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
    Innovations in Memory Bitmapping-big-short-min-jpg

    A funny thing happened while I was reading “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”. The book explains the subprime mortgage crisis in painful detail by profiling several key players who predicted and profited from the ...
    by Published on 01-05-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
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    There is no question: you will own a 3D printer – it’s only a matter of time. The situation today is like it was with the early personal computers, at first it was the hobbyists who had them and most other people wondered what they would use one for. But over time their usefulness became obvious and the difficulty of acquiring, using and supporting them diminished by leaps and bounds. So, with 3D printers ...
    by Published on 01-04-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Security
    Article: Microsoft Messes Up Mobile Even More...and Already Went Thermonuclear-biological-defenses-min-jpg

    A lot of progress has been made in infrastructure to secure edge nodes in the IoT and to secure communications between edge nodes and gateways, all of which is good and necessary to block manifest evil, but it’s never enough. Perfect security ...
    by Published on 01-04-2016 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers
    Article: Dragon Boats and TSMC 20nm Update!-fairchild-document-history-min-jpg

    After spending my first year learning a great deal about Diffusion and completing my orientation at Fairchild, I was moved to the 3" Photolithography area as a sustaining engineer. As with the Diffusion area, being a sustaining engineer in Photo meant dispositioning lots on hold and making process improvements as needed.
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    by Published on 01-04-2016 05:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: With a little help from our Semiwiki community, we can grant a  grant, 250 grand, with 3 clicks, then a vote. Isn't it grand?-jetsons-min-jpg

    1995 was the year that a co-worker walked into my cubicle and said, "Hey, you have to see this new web browser and Internet thing." I promptly installed Mosaic, later renamed Netscape, and began surfing the web with all of those interesting hyperlinks bringing me to new articles. Marc Andreessen was the mastermind behind Mosaic ...
    by Published on 01-03-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Automotive
    What does Silicon Test have to do with Yield Analysis?-iot-ecosystem-2015-min-jpg

    Goldman Sachs defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the third wave of internet revolution: By connecting billions of devices to the internet, the IoT can open up a host of new business opportunities and challenges. According to McKinsey, the IoT has the potential to create up to $6 trillion economic value annually by 2025. According to Research and Markets, there are more than ...
    by Published on 01-03-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor IP,
    4. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    5. IoT Internet of Things
    FD-SOI Wiki-single_pillar_balance1-min-jpg

    A unique phenomenon has started manifesting itself under the slew of mergers and acquisitions this year in the semiconductor landscape. This phenomenon is bound to intensify in the near future and would positions itself as a key factor for the future of the semiconductor industry. The winners and losers in the game would be determined on how successfully they are able to execute on this aspect. In fact, this is ...
    by Published on 01-02-2016 02:00 PM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Double Patterning Technology at DAC-automotive-challenges-2015-min-jpg

    The farther we come, the farther we have to go. While progress in advancing personal transportation was made in 2015, the year closes with glaring elements of unfinished business threatening to impede further progress toward mitigating highway fatalities and reducing emissions and congestion. These areas of unfinished business ought to serve as priorities for regulators, auto makers and their suppliers and service providers.
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