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    by Published on 09-01-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Variation-Aware Design: A Hands-on Field Guide-no-war-cars.jpg

    We have gotten to the point with automotive safety where we are happy to hear that ONLY 18,000 people died on the nation’s highways in the first six months of 2017. That’s right. That is good news – 100+ people were killed every day so far this year in, by or as a result of cars.

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    by Published on 09-01-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. TSMC,
    4. Mobile
    entry diversion in semiconductor manufacturing-apple-iphone-8.jpg

    In 2014 Apple released the iPhone 6 which included the first SoC built on a TSMC (20nm) process. This phone started what many call a “Super Cycle” of people upgrading. According to Apple, they now have more than 1 billion activated devices so this super cycle could be seriously super, absolutely.
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    by Published on 08-30-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Variation-Aware Design: A Hands-on Field Guide-12-myths-about-blockchain-technology.jpg

    Blockchain, the "distributed ledger" technology, has emerged as an object of intense interest in the tech industry and beyond. Blockchain technology offers a way of recording transactions or any digital interaction in a way that is designed to be secure, transparent, highly resistant to outages, auditable, and efficient; as such, it carries the possibility of disrupting industries and enabling new business models.
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    by Published on 08-26-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
    Article: How Apple Plans to Leverage Intel's Foundry-oracle-sun-microsystems.jpg

    This is a story I have been tracking for some time now. Oracle is one of the companies I was enamored with early in my career, Sun microsystems as well. They are both legacies here in Silicon Valley, absolutely. I can now ...
    by Published on 08-24-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: How Apple Plans to Leverage Intel's Foundry-eclipse-2017-drive-all-night.jpg

    The reports are coming in now that Apple is working on self-driving car technology in support of developing shuttle buses - not unlike the dozen or so other companies like Local Motors and Navya working on the same idea. The message is clear that the only way to reduce traffic and ...
    by Published on 08-18-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: ST Microelectronics: Strategic Options-tesla-radio.jpg

    The rumor is spreading far and wide that Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk is talking with major record labels about creating a streaming audio service dedicated to Tesla vehicles. The widespread industry reaction is head scratching and eye rolling at what is seen as the latest chapter in the Musk follies – Solar City, Model 3, Autopilot, Gigafactory – but a ...
    by Published on 08-18-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Arteris answer to Sonics: should compare actual NoC (in Silicon proven SoC) performance, instead of potential, unproven NoC performances!-why-i-remain-optimistic-about-tesla.jpg

    Tesla’s stock price recently took a hit because of concerns about its delivery capabilities and about increasing competition from carmakers who are switching their product lines to electric. With a market cap still exceeding $50 billion, it can be easy to argue ...
    by Published on 08-16-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Artificial Intelligence
    -iot-challenges-five.jpg

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of ever-increasing complexity; it’s the next wave of innovation that will humanize every object in our life. IoT is bringing more and more devices (things) into the digital fold every day, which will likely make IoT a multi-trillion dollars’ industry in the near future. To understand the scale of interest in the internet of things (IoT) just check how many conferences, articles, and studies conducted about IoT recently, this interest has hit fever pitch point ...
    by Published on 08-08-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Will Andy Grove Save Intel By Recruiting Jen Hsun Huang?-iot-value-chains-now-future-1.jpg

    Today, when a company decides to roll out an IoT solution to improve operational efficiency, the management hires a system integrator (SI) to develop and deploy the system. The SI will create and deliver a wholly owned end-to-end solution by externally sourcing all the components required to sense, analyse and decide. There is no room for third parties as active ...
    by Published on 08-08-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
    Article: GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Mentor Develop Methods to Identify Critical Features in IC Designs-hologram-min.jpeg

    A quick digression into a fun topic. A common limitation in present-day electronics is the size and 2D nature of the display. If it must be mobile this is further constrained, and becomes especially severe in wearable electronics, such as watches. Workarounds ...

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