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    by Published on 07-02-2018 05:00 AM
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    Article: Fixing Double-patterning Errors at 20nm-daniel-shushana-las-vegas-2014.jpg

    This was my 35th DAC and it did not disappoint, especially when it came to the DAC Drama Department. This year DAC proved once again that it is THE place for semiconductor professionals and academics to learn and network. The big news is that Synopsys did not reserve a booth for 56DAC in Las Vegas ...
    by Published on 07-01-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. General
    Article: Battling SoCs: QCOM vs NVDA vs Samsung-trump-greatest-gift-twitter-could-have-asked-.jpg

    In the 1930s, psychologist B.F. Skinner put rats in boxes and taught them to push levers to receive a food pellet. The pushed the levers only when hungry, though. To get the rats to press the lever repeatedly, even when they did not need food, he gave them a pellet only ...
    by Published on 06-20-2018 02:00 PM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events
    CES 2013 Trip Reports (Win an iPad Mini!)-hot-2018-banner-ad-400x400.jpg

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC), now in its 55th year, always offers a lively mix of activities. For EDA vendors and their customers, the focus is on the exhibit floor and in booth suites where the latest technology is on display. For R&D ...
    by Published on 06-17-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Most of the re-spins are due to Functional defects?-our-autonomous-moonshot.jpg

    Keynoting the TU-Automotive event in Novi, Mich., last week on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy I took the occasion to note the lofty visions to which Robert and his brother, President John F. Kennedy, aspired. We face our ...
    by Published on 06-13-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Security,
    4. Artificial Intelligence
    CES 2013 Trip Reports (Win an iPad Mini!)-what-next-iot.jpg

    Over the past several years, the number of devices connected via Internet of Things (IoT) has grown exponentially, and it is expected that number will only continue to grow. By 2020, 50 billion connected devices are predicted to exist, thanks to the many new smart devices that have become standard tools for people and businesses to manage many of their daily tasks.

    Smart connected devices boost customer’s engagement, increase visibility, and streamline communications, ...
    by Published on 06-10-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Biggest Challenge of Adoption of 3D IC Technology-michelin-movin-autonomous-driving.jpg

    When it comes to autonomous mobility – things are changing awfully fast. A "deep dive" workshop at Michelin's Movin' On 2018 event in Montreal (concluding today) dug into the issue revealing hopes and anxieties shared by executives culled from a wide range of industry constituencies. The overall sense of the room was that autonomous technology is coming - perhaps sooner than some think ...
    by Published on 06-10-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Security
    Biggest Challenge of Adoption of 3D IC Technology-rip.jpg

    It was 1976 when distinguished scholars Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman published the first practical method of establishing a shared secret-key over an authenticated communications channel without using a prior shared secret. The Diffie-Hellman methodology became known as Public Key Infrastructure or PKI.

    That was a long time ago. Do you ...
    by Published on 06-04-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design
    Most of the re-spins are due to Functional defects?-hublisankalp2006.jpg

    The year is 2005 and PMC Sierra decided that it is time to expand by adding a new site in Bangalore, India. We started with digital verification first but by 2006 we were ready to engage with Mixed Signal Design and Layout. I went to Bangalore in June 2006 for the first time and with the help of our local manager, Vikram Labhe, had a few layout services companies come and present their competence. Started with Wipro, SiCon, then Smartplay and Sankalp. After 2 weeks of meetings and interviews ...
    by Published on 06-01-2018 10:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Automotive
    Article: Battling SoCs: QCOM vs NVDA vs Samsung-what-mary-meeker-missed.jpg

    It must be a measure of the dim view taken of the automotive industry by Silicon Valley types that of the 294 slides in Mary Meeker’s annual Trends presentation delivered at this year's Code Conference less than 10 of those slides refer to transportation. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner even managed to avoid using the word “car."

    With the main headline of the much-anticipated report being ...
    by Published on 05-28-2018 05:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Cadence,
    4. Mentor Graphics,
    5. Synopsys
    Most of the re-spins are due to Functional defects?-eda-cloud.jpg

    There is an interesting discussion in the SemiWiki forum about EDA and the foundry business model which got me to thinking about the next disruptive move for the semiconductor industry. First let’s look at some of the other disruptive EDA events that I experienced firsthand throughout my 30+ year career. ...

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