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    by Published on 06-01-2014 03:30 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. eSilicon
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    eSilicon will be providing books for the first 300 people to attend the Tuesday night networking reception sponsored by SemiWiki. To avoid confusion they will be giving out BOOK COUPONS when you arrive to be redeemed when the event starts so grab a coupon, enjoy the food and drinks! I can assure you this will be the ultimate networking event so get there early and get a book. Paul McLellan and I will be available to sign books if you'd like.

    We have no idea how many people will attend the reception so if you REALLY want a book ...
    by Published on 05-31-2014 06:55 AM
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    You are going to DAC next week. And you don't want to eat a Moscone Center rubber chicken Caesar salad for lunch. But you lack local knowledge. So here are some places within a 10 minute walk (these are just places I like. Nobody is paying me to recommend them).

    The food court in the San Francisco Center on Market Street between 4th and 5th Street. This is to normal ...
    by Published on 05-31-2014 01:03 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Events
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    DAC starts on Sunday. If you are in San Francisco on Sunday then the first event is the normal welcome reception. This is the ultimate networking event in EDA. It is in the Intercontinental Hotel about a block from the convention center and runs from 5.30 to 7pm. This is preceded by Gary Smith's traditional kickoff from 5pm to 5.30pm. If you miss it on Sunday it is repeated ...
    Published on 05-30-2014 08:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    Digital semiconductor design flows predominantly use library models (typically verilog and liberty formats) for static analyses. Design sizes continue to grow and geometry continues to shrink. Demand for superior performance continue to increase. Accuracy of the library models has become more critical than ever before to enable the optimum design performance, power and noise. A library cell can be instantiated in a variety of ...
    by Published on 05-30-2014 08:30 AM
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    Paul McLellan and I attended the 2014 Embedded Vision Summit in Silicon Valley this week. The most interesting session for me was on the new Google car that was announced earlier in the week. But first, to set the stage, let’s look at a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that shows motor vehicle crashes had ...
    by Published on 05-29-2014 09:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
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    SemiWiki was launched on January 1st 2011 and according to Google Analytics we have officially exceeded one million users (unique visitors). I really don’t know what to say but, WOW, that is a LOT of people reading SemiWiki articles, wikis, and forums (there are now 13,464 posts on SemiWiki).

    According to Alexa.com SemiWiki is ranked as the 130,975th most popular website in the world and 34,758th in the United States (Google is #1, FaceBook is #2). ...
    by Published on 05-28-2014 12:12 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Events
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    I just back from Samsung's big announcement held at the SFJazz center (very conveniently 15 minutes walk from my place). They put a stake in the ground about their program at the intersection of medicine and health and technology. They had said in advance that they would not announce any new hardware but in fact they did...although ...
    by Published on 05-24-2014 05:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Atrenta,
    4. Solido DA,
    5. Tanner EDA,
    6. eSilicon
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    The generosity of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem never ceases to amaze me. Paul McLellan and I wrote a book for the greater good and now key members of our industry will make sure that 1,500 people at this year’s Design Automation Conference will get copies. As a special thank you to all of our supporters SemiWiki will be hosting the Networking Reception on Tuesday night at 6pm in ...
    by Published on 05-23-2014 07:21 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
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    I had lunch today with a guy who has to remain nameless. But he is on the edge of the semiconductor lithography thing. He told me EUV will never happen. Of course lots of people have said that. Me for one. But he said everyone knows it. The investment community, the foundries, everyone. Intel put money into ASML in the hopes that it would work. TSMC added a little more and a week later the schedule ...
    by Published on 05-20-2014 02:22 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    SoC design is a tough job with many engineers involved: architects, hardware designers, verification engineers, software developers, firmware engineers. Any automation that benefits the specification, design and verification process is typically welcomed because it offers the potential to reduce the time-to-market while providing higher product quality. I recently became aware of a company called Agnisys that will be exhibiting at DAC in two weeks, and they offer three tools that help hardware design and verification teams. To learn more about Agnisys, I talked with Anupam Bakshi, the founder and CEO.

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