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    by Published on 08-10-2014 07:00 AM  Number of Views: 2319 
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    by Published on 08-08-2014 06:00 PM  Number of Views: 1787 
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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 donít want to pay a high price, I just donít buy the product. But it seems that some people donít really think that way. The story is related to Qualcomm sales in China, and recently announced ...
    by Published on 08-08-2014 12:00 PM  Number of Views: 1550 
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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 ...
    by Published on 08-06-2014 06:01 AM  Number of Views: 2353 
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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 ...
    by Published on 08-05-2014 05:01 AM  Number of Views: 1120 
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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. ...
    by Published on 08-04-2014 06:00 AM  Number of Views: 2599 
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    Authors: Pete Gasperini & Abhijit Athavale

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    by Published on 08-03-2014 06:01 AM  Number of Views: 2927 
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    2. Semiconductor Design
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    Over the years there have been various open source EDA projects but none that has realized a full industrial strength design tool that has broad adoption and is strong enough to compete with similar products from the EDA industry. ...
    by Published on 08-01-2014 12:00 AM  Number of Views: 2867 
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    Often I used to wonder why a search engine company would invest so heavily and indulge into stuff like smartphones, home automation devices, servers and many other exotic, innovative things they are doing internally and externally. But when I connect the dots, I find that ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 06:00 PM  Number of Views: 946 
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    How to handle a new entrant with superior product quality is a point of worried to all EDA companies. Due to continuous research happenings and relatively lower investment requirement new and new EDA start-ups are coming in EDA domains regularly. In several situations, these start-ups offer product of superior quality in terms of run-time or ...
    by Published on 07-30-2014 02:00 AM  Number of Views: 652 
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    In previous posts, we discussed the growing set of challenges and threats faced by the semiconductor industry. From saturating ...

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