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    by Published on 07-25-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence
    Article: A Brief History of Cadence Design Systems-cadence-verification-solution-min-jpg

    Formal verification for hardware was stuck for a long time with a reputation of being interesting but difficult to use and consequently limited to niche applications. Jasper worked hard to change this, particularly with their apps for JasperGold and I have been seeing more anecdotal information that ...
    by Published on 07-24-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
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    In the U.K., where vehicle theft has been in a steep decline for the past 20 years, the most widespread advice given by police to car owners is: keep your car keys in your freezer. The most common source of vulnerability these days is the interception of RF signals between keyfobs and cars. For a time, several years ago, there was a rash of thefts that derived from the car owner’s inclination ...
    by Published on 07-24-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: The Need for OASIS in Post-layout IC Databases-tesla-model-s-autonomous-car-min-jpg

    At first, the thought of letting my car drive itself seemed rather frightening. But the highway was almost empty and the lanes were clearly marked, so I took the risk and engaged the autopilot function in my new Tesla Model X. Yet I couldn’t let go of the steering ...
    by Published on 07-24-2016 08:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Semiconductor Intelligence
    Article: The Need for OASIS in Post-layout IC Databases-trade-jpg

    On July 1, Daniel Nenni posted his thoughts on the impact of Brexit (the vote by the UK to leave the European Union) on semiconductors. In general I agree with his points. Below is my take on the issue.

    The long term impact of Brexit is uncertain. The UK will likely negotiate ...
    by Published on 07-24-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ARM
    Article: A Brief History of Cadence Design Systems-arm-softbank-jpg

    Softbank’s acquisition of ARM Holdings was not only unexpected, but also the valuation was astonishingly high. Softbank is acquiring ARM for $32.2B or 23x CY15 revenue and 46x CY16 earnings. This was a 46% premium ...
    by Published on 07-22-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. General,
    3. Mobile
    Article: Apple's Victory Will Re-Shuffle the Semi Industry-qualcomm-msm-chip-shipments-2012-2016-jpg

    Corporate layoffs are always a touchy subject. I think that’s because there is skepticism that one round of layoffs can turn into two, then if business still doesn’t improve the spiral accelerates into more rounds. Too many rounds indicate management didn’t really have a clue what was going on in the business, instead trying to ...
    by Published on 07-22-2016 12:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. ARM
    Article: The Need for OASIS in Post-layout IC Databases-softbank-chip-min-jpg

    As a member of the UK semiconductor community and as an ARM competitor Monday’s announcement of Softbank acquiring ARM came out of the blue. So what does this mean for UK tech and for the electronics industry more generally?
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    by Published on 07-22-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: A Brief History of Cadence Design Systems-thedalles-home1-min-jpg

    Living in Oregon has many benefits, including access to cheap electricity thanks to the plentiful river systems that provide hydro power and a growing green power business fueled by wind and sun. Many of the world's largest data centers are located in Oregon for access to this cheap electricity, and Google has a sizable ...
    by Published on 07-22-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Coventor
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    The development of leading edge semiconductor technology is incredibly expensive, with estimates ranging from a few to several billion dollars for new nodes. The time to develop a leading edge process is also a critical competitive issue with some of the largest opportunities awarded based on who is first to yield on a new node.

    Being late ...
    by Published on 07-21-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Did Qualcomm and Apple Attempt to Bribe TSMC?-iot-tutorial-chapter8-introducing-iot-bigdata-steams-analytics-min-jpg

    Introduction to IoT Analytics – IoT Analytics vs. BigData Analyticss. In the previous chapter of the IoT tutorial, we explained the affiliation between IoT data and BigData, given that IoT data expose the Vs of BigData. We also illustrated the activities comprising IoT data processing applications, such as data selection, validation, semantic unification and more.
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