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    by Published on 10-24-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design

    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

    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

    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

    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 as director of creative innovation at CES 2011, a few heads turned. ...
    by Published on 10-19-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile

    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

    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

    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 ...
    by Published on 10-14-2014 04:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design

    The next monthly EDAC mixer is next week on Thursday 23rd October from 6-8pm. It will be at the Sonoma Chicken Coop at 90 Skyport Drive in San Jose (right next to where Magma used to be and Atmel is). So ...
    by Published on 10-14-2014 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Semiconductor Intelligence

    The Albuquerque Journal had an article about a local company sending silicon carbide wafers into suborbital space to improve their quality. ACME Advanced Materials plans to buy low quality $250 wafers, send them into ...
    by Published on 10-07-2014 05:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile

    I've now been the proud owner of a Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible, iPhone 5, Samsung S4 and iPhone 6. I just can't decide if I'm in the iPhone or Android camp!

    If you don't feel like reading the entire article, the iPhone 6 is a superior phone experience (judgement made on my 3 weeks of ownership). If you are on the fence, buy one. You might even get sucked ...
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