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    by Published on 08-20-2014 02:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Design
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    There has been a lot written on this topic, and some expensive tools proposed to solve this issue, but it is still a concern and a mystery for many ...
    by Published on 08-20-2014 05:00 AM
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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 this challenge is dedicated ...
    by Published on 08-19-2014 12:01 PM
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    Yes, verification technologies are open to innovation for improved productivity and performance in the face of ever growing SoC/IP design sizes and complexities. There is not much scope left in processor speed to improve, other than multi-core processors in servers which again need software properly architected ...
    by Published on 08-11-2014 06:30 AM
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    Often I have been asked by students, researchers and buddying young entrepreneurs about sources of funds for new technology development and innovation. When I came across this wonderful opportunity which has a global appeal, I couldn’t resist myself bringing it to the notice of a wider audience. I admire ...
    by Published on 08-10-2014 06:00 PM
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    2. Mobile
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    Eleven months ago I started a fitness kick in order to lose some weight, get healthy and have more energy, so I picked a familiar activity, road cycling. Being an engineer I have always loved measuring things, like my speed and distance, however I had an old-fashioned cyclocomputer called the Cateye Velo 2. This device connected to the handlebars and a wire went down the front fork to a sensor that picked up the magnetic signal from a spoke-mounted magnet.



    Being some 10 years old, there ...
    by Published on 08-10-2014 07:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Services
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    (Not to know what happened before ...
    by Published on 08-08-2014 06:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. GlobalFoundries,
    4. TSMC
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    I agree that this question sounds stupid: nobody is forcing me to buy an innovative product, or even a gadget, if I don’t want to pay a high price, I just don’t buy the product. But it seems that some people don’t really think that way. The story is related to Qualcomm sales in China, and recently announced partnership with SMIC… ...
    by Published on 08-08-2014 12:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. General
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    Neural networks have been the darlings of researchers since the 1940s, but have eluded practical hardware implementations on all but a small scale, or an enormous one given how many processing elements and interconnects are needed. To make significant brain-like decisions, one needs ...
    by Published on 08-06-2014 06:01 AM
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    2. Mobile
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    Most of the results are in for mobile for last quarter, plus the earnings calls are all over. The picture is not pretty. The big picture is that low-cost Android-based suppliers, primarily in Asia, are starting to eat a lot of market share from Samsung (#1) and Apple (#2). There were about 295M smartphones ...
    by Published on 08-05-2014 05:01 AM
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    Back in the pre-SemiWiki days when I had the EdaGrafitti blog I wrote about the Carrington event. This was a solar storm in 1859 that lasted for several days. On September 1st there was a coronal mass ejection (CME) traveling directly towards earth. Normally such an event would ...
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