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    by Published on 11-27-2014 06:00 AM
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    It is the holiday season so time to get together with your friends and colleagues in EDA, IP and semiconductor at the third annual event raising money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ( This is the third event that Heart of Technology ...
    by Published on 11-23-2014 11:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Design

    At ARM TechCon I ran into Coby Hanoch who has just been appointed VP worldwide sales of a comany that I'd not previously heard of called Codasip. As the name implies they supply code, and ASIPs. Well, actually IP source code and ASIP tools. The company is based in Brno (pronounced pretty ...
    by Published on 11-22-2014 08:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Mobile

    There is no denying that mobile market is almost matured, the growth in the semiconductor industry has to pick up somewhere else. Although it’s expected that worldwide cellphone subscription will exceed the world population ...
    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 ...

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