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    by Published on 01-20-2014 06:32 AM
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    This is obviously great news for SilabTech, and this is the type of news which will change the perception that we (non-Indian) have of the Semiconductor industry in India. About 15-20 years ago, the India Embedded/VLSI industry was perceived as low cost design resource pool, a good place where to implement design center. The hidden insinuation was that decision power was located in western countries… This is still probably true for multinational companies, except that the cost is no more the main criteria why to rely on India based design center, as the quality ...
    by Published on 01-15-2014 03:00 PM
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    Based on local traffic patterns and my experience in Silicon Valley over the last 30 years we are looking at a much higher employment rate inside the fabless semiconductor ecosystem, absolutely. Jobs are being filled more so than I have seen in the past ten years. The challenge of course is finding the right people for the right job and properly motivating ...
    by Published on 01-06-2014 09:00 AM
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    Success follows failures, if your perseverance in high enough to achieve any kind of arduous goal. This adage was witnessed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launching India’s first rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D5 which carried GSAT 14 advanced communications satellite and successfully placed ...
    by Published on 01-05-2014 06:00 AM
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    The theme of our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry” comes from the Steve Jobs quote,"You can’t really understand now if you don’t know what came before.” After chronicling the rise of the semiconductor industry and transformation to the fabless business model we ask in the final chapter, “What’s next for the semiconductor industry?” We now have more than two dozen passages from CEOs, luminaries, and pundits, which makes for an ...
    by Published on 01-02-2014 04:30 PM
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    We have to go way back in the annals of entertainment history to find the origin of the word "Jeep", not just a term of endearment hung on a WWII utility vehicle. Pictured is Eugene the Jeep, a mystical creature belonging to the 4th Dimension, who first appeared to torment Popeye the Sailor in 1936.
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    by Published on 01-01-2014 07:30 AM
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    This certainly was an interesting year. The fabless semiconductor ecosystem definitely got stronger and I see nothing but clear skies in 2014. Judging by the SemiWiki 2013 analytics and key search terms we all have an interesting year ahead of us with even more opportunities to grow and innovate. 2013 was also a year of growth and innovation for SemiWiki and 2014 will include more of the same, definitely.

    You may have noticed the new Jobs Forum on SemiWiki. A seasoned and well respected Corporate Recruiter will be joining us to help our subscribing companies fill those job openings in a professional and efficient manner, ...
    by Published on 01-01-2014 06:00 AM
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    Of all the things that designers have to worry about in the power-performance-area (PPA) equation, the most challenging is power. SoCs have reached a point that we can put a lot of stuff on them, but if we are not careful we cannot light it all up at once. Dark silicon, where we put subsystems on a chip but then don't have enough power budget ...
    by Published on 12-30-2013 02:00 AM
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    As smartphone and tablet makers desperately search for points of differentiation they will try to push the limits of performance on several fronts to extremes. The password pill and the display-cover display are two of the stranger extreme features on the way.

    Extreme inter-connectivity is one of the more useful features that is appearing in new products. Phones will wirelessly link and sync with screens and sensors in the user's vicinity.

    For example, there is already activity to equip phones ...
    by Published on 12-26-2013 10:30 AM
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    There are more, but wait a while, from this set which ones do you need? Or let me ask the question differently (I know you may like something impulsively and have money to buy), which ones do you want to buy and own? Still confused? I guess what you need, you already have, but you want to change it for something new and different. While I talk about some more, functionally different, fancy wearable things later, let ...
    by Published on 12-19-2013 10:39 PM
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    2013 was an up year for the stock markets as both the DJIA and the tech-heavy NASDAQ showed significant growth, so how did EDA and Semi IP companies do in the past 12 months? A quick stock plot from Yahoo Finance shows us that only two of the seven companies beat the NASDAQ: ARMH, MENT.


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