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    by Published on 11-01-2014 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ARM,
    4. Cadence,
    5. Imagination Technologies,
    6. Sonics,
    7. Synopsys,
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    9. Events
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    Will you go to Grenoble next week to attend to IP-SoC? I will do it and will certainly listen to these Keynote Talks:

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    by Published on 10-29-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    4. ARM,
    5. Atmel
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    The world is changing and IC companies need to adapt to this to stay competitive — moving to systems (hardware and software) vs. just product (hardware). Three key trends that are underway that change the way IC vendors need to think about their customer ...
    by Published on 10-26-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
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    A tremendous froth of press and promotion has arisen in the last year concerning the Internet of Things. Nearly every High ...
    by Published on 10-24-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    When I worked for VaST our engineering was in Sydney Australia. To my surprise there was another, entirely independent, group working on virtual platform modeling and tools in another place in Australia, in Adelaide. Is there something in the Fosters? They had originally been part of Motorola Corporate ...
    by Published on 10-21-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
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    Due to increasing proliferation of sensors in our everyday lives, evolution of IoT is natural. The mix of different building blocks with different speed-power-performance constraints makes IoT as the hottest upcoming application ...
    by Published on 10-21-2014 06:01 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor IP
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    Lucio Lanza is this year’s recipient of the Kaufman award. Unlike most recipients, Lucio worked closely with Phil Kaufman earlier in his career. I met with him at his office in Palo Alto to hear the story.

    Even if you have never met him, it would be a reasonable ...
    by Published on 10-20-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
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    The tie between rock artists and technology isn’t new. One of the first prominent rockers-turned-entrepreneurs is Tom Scholz of Boston, an engineer who has a couple MIT degrees and several patents to his name. Neil Young is currently out with Pono, attempting to make a higher-resolution audio format based on FLAC encoding to get past the overly compressed and clipped fare standard with MP3s.

    When Intel announced Will.i.am as director of creative innovation at CES 2011, a few heads turned. ...
    by Published on 10-19-2014 03:00 PM
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    2. Mobile
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    One of the challenges for the fabless semiconductor ecosystem is raising funds for new ventures. Of the things I do as a consultant, working with entrepreneurs on business and funding plans is by far the most interesting. ...
    by Published on 10-17-2014 01:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. TSMC,
    3. Mobile
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    I watched the live stream product announcements yesterday from Apple and will give you a quick recap of what I gleaned. First off, Apple live stream requires that you use the Safari browser, so that meant that I couldn't use Google Chrome, so much for adopting web standards.


    Apple Products Talked about

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
    This was the biggest and fastest ...
    by Published on 10-15-2014 08:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ARM,
    4. Intel,
    5. Mobile
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    At Memcon today Mike Demler of the Linley Group (and coincidentally someone who used to work for me back at Cadence and who now run Memcon, small world) gave an interesting presentation on Trends in Mobile Processors. A mobile application processor (AP) is a highly integrated ...

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