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    by Published on 09-02-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: The Linley Microprocessor Conference: Weather Cloudy-tesla-autonomous-cars.jpg

    Steve Jobs wanted to build an electric car as far back as 2008. In 2014, Tim Cook reportedly funded the project. To date, though, Apple has had little to show for it, and the rumors are that its electric vehicle will launch as late as 2025 — long after such things become common commodities. Google has already ...
    by Published on 08-26-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. General
    Article: Verdi: No Requiem for Openness-your-happiness-hacked.jpg

    It’s the summer of 2018, the summer of Fortnite, and we all know we are addicted. Addicted to email, Snapchat, Instagram, Fortnite, Facebook. We swap outdoor time on the trail for indoor time around the console. Our kids log into Snapchat every day on vacation to keep their streaks alive and then get lost in the stream.

    We move less and watch more. In particular,
    ...
    by Published on 08-15-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. General
    Which way the semiconductor industry is going?-silicon-valley-innovation.jpg

    Silicon Valley well exemplifies the saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. Very little has changed over the past decade, with the Valley still mired in myth and stale stereotype. Ask any older entrepreneurs or women who have tried to get financing; they will tell you of the walls they keep hitting. Speak to VCs, and you will realize that they still consider themselves kings and kingmakers.

    With China’s innovation ...
    by Published on 08-12-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Mobile SoCs: Two Cores are Better Than Four?-taxi-bots.jpg

    From sexual harassment, to surveilling regulators, to Uber drivers and taxi drivers committing suicide (because they can't make a living) the pervasive creepiness of Uber continues to spread while the means of corraling this societal phenomenon creeps steadily forward like ...
    by Published on 08-12-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Mobile SoCs: Two Cores are Better Than Four?-aging-drivers-autonomous-cars.jpg

    Florida is poised to surpass California and Arizona as the leader in autonomous driving development thanks to an aggressive legislative agenda that began in 2012 and direct engagement with autonomous car developers. The state has good reasons for fostering automated driving given that it is the second largest state in the U.S. with the third highest number of highway ...
    by Published on 08-09-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Which way the semiconductor industry is going?-isaac-newton.jpeg

    I commented recently on limitations in deep learning (DL), one of which is the inability to incorporate prior knowledge, like basic laws of mathematics or physics. Typically, understanding in DL must be inferred from the training set, ...
    by Published on 08-08-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Wall Street Does NOT Know Semiconductors!-saint-elon-musk.jpg

    The Reverend Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, held forth to his flock on yesterday’s earnings call. Musk described at length his efforts to lead the company out of production hell. The lengthy session highlighted the challenges facing the company, which posted its greatest quarterly loss ever, and was emblematic of the typical high-flying ...
    by Published on 07-29-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events
    Which way the semiconductor industry is going?-20180624_144026-min.jpg

    Another year, another DAC, and last month it was #55DAC in SFO and the first thing that I noticed was that the event was no longer located in the traditional North or South Halls, rather we were in the smaller, Moscone West on two floors, almost like a 3D FinFET. Checkin to get my badge was highly automated and oh so fast, well done.
    ...
    by Published on 07-24-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Mobile SoCs: Two Cores are Better Than Four?-iot-image-min.jpeg

    There is some interesting work reported this month in the Communications of the ACM, on novel sensing, multi-purpose uses for existing sensors and new ideas in agricultural IoT. The article opens on a method called Hitch-hike to use back-scatter methods for communication; ...
    by Published on 07-12-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Cadence, Synopsys, and Mentor on FinFETs-deep-learning-jul-2018-min.jpeg

    Deep learning (DL) has become the oracle of our age – the universal technology we turn to for answers to almost any hard problem. This is not surprising; its strength in image and speech recognition, language processing and multiple other domains amaze and shock us, to the point that we’re now debating AI singularities. ...

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