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    by Published on 04-16-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Samsung Foundry
    Hardware trojan: future prospects-iss-2018-20180112.jpg

    There is a report in the Seoul Economic Daily that Samsung has completed development of their 7nm process using EUV and that production will begin in June. What is claimed in the report is:
    • The process is installed in the Hwaseong S3 Fab
    • Samsung has more than 10 EUV systems installed
    • Production starts in June with Qualcomm,
    ...
    by Published on 04-16-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-4r1a0221.jpg

    The funniest line of the EDA CEO Outlook event was that we should rename our Amazon Echos Wally. Yes Wally is that smart and he remembers pretty much everything. I wish I could rename my Echo Wally because my daughter in-law is named Alexa ...
    by Published on 04-15-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Apple's Next Threat-deletefacebook.jpg

    For the past 30 years, most of us around the globe have welcomed modern technology with few questions and fewer reservations. We have treated each new product as a "solution" and paid little attention to its accompanying problems.

    The past six months, though, has seen a rapid change of opinion ...
    by Published on 04-11-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
    Article: Apple's Next Threat-covercadence.jpg

    The year is 1999 and I decided that is time to try something else in layout. In 1989 in Israel I was part of the biggest chip in the world, the Motorola DSP9600. In 1998 in Canada I was part of the biggest Synchronous DRAM in the world, it was time to try analog/mixed signal/RF projects.

    The opportunity came from PMC ...
    by Published on 04-08-2018 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive,
    3. Artificial Intelligence
    Which way the semiconductor industry is going?-nvidia-gtc-2018-then-there-were-three.jpg

    If there was a central takeaway to Nvidia's GTC event last week in San Jose it was this: autonomous vehicles are already operating or at least testing in virtual every corner of the planet including companies such as Tier IV and ZMP in Japan, and Pony.ai and Baidu in China. But two U.S. companies ...
    by Published on 04-08-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-good-bad-tesla-uber.jpg

    In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" circa 1971, Gene Wilder plays a vaguely misanthropic Willy Wonka who leads the young winners of his golden wrapper contest on a tour of the seven deadly sins within his candy factory and labs. (Who can forget Augustus Gloop?) At one point, Mike Teavee, a television-obsessed ...
    by Published on 04-06-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Events
    Article: Apple's Next Threat-eda-ceo-outlook-2018.jpg

    The EDA CEO outlook took an interesting turn last night but before I get into that I will offer a few comments about the start of the show. I attend this event every year for the content but also for the networking. It isn’t everyday you get to hang out with semiconductor industry elite and have candid conversations ...
    by Published on 04-06-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. FPGA
    Article: Apple's Next Threat-vaxel_blog_fig1.jpg

    As verification continues to be a key ingredient in successful design implementation, new approaches have been tried to balance cost, time to results and comprehensive analysis in designs that require large patterns in some application like Image Processing. Simulation environments are well proven, and designers tend to use approaches they are familiar with, but these tend to take a lot of time for large verification suites. FPGA ...
    by Published on 04-01-2018 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-nvidia-what-doctor-ordered.jpg

    Nvidia has an affinity for taking on computational challenges. Whether it be diagnostic tools derived from medical imaging, mapping the earth’s core or defining the structure of HIV, Nvidia is there with GPU computational resources to amp up the teraflops and shrink the computing time. In fact, according to Nvidia’s ...
    by Published on 03-27-2018 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive,
    3. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Online Schematic Capture and SPICE Circuit Simulation-uber-epic-fail-nvidia.jpg

    This morning at Nvidia's AI and Deep Learning Conference, GTC 2018, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will give a keynote in which he will tout the company's extraordinary progress in fostering and advancing the cause of artificial intelligence and deep learning along with the correlated autonomous driving industry. Hundreds of companies of all ...

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