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    by Published on 01-16-2018 06:00 AM
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    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Cadence 3D Methodology-cnn-architecture-min.jpg

    No, not the news network though I confess I am curious to see how many initial hits that title attracts. Then I clarify that I’m talking about convolutional neural nets, and my would-be social media fame evaporates. Oh well – for those few of you still with me, CNNs ...
    by Published on 01-15-2018 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers
    Article: Intel 22nm SoC Process Exposed!-hock-tan-donald-trump.jpg

    The Broadcom acquiring Qualcomm drama is still dominating the fabless semiconductor back channel. This week I will be at the SEMI ISS Conference with Scott Jones and several hundred high level semiconductor professionals so it will be interesting ...
    by Published on 01-11-2018 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Mentor Graphics
    Article: GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Mentor Develop Methods to Identify Critical Features in IC Designs-calibretshirt1998.jpg

    Being new in Ottawa and trying to get some momentum towards automation in full custom layout I was telling industry people that I am interested to work with everybody to move this agenda forward. My Director of Engineering at that time, Peter Gillingham, ...
    by Published on 01-10-2018 11:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. General,
    4. Events
    Article: Equipment Down 16% in 2012, Flat to Down in 2013-strava-min.jpg

    I'm an avid road bike enthusiast having just completed my 2017 goal of 13,000 miles, so follow me on Strava if you want to see the routes and photo adventures I have in Oregon. In the photo below I'm the guy in the middle with the Portland Velo jersey on and we're in a parking lot just 2 blocks away from Intel's Ronler Acres site in Hillsboro.
    by Published on 01-09-2018 11:00 AM
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    2. Events
    SVA : System Verilog Assertion is for Designer too!!-french-tech-night-ces-2016.jpg

    France exposure will be very strong at Las Vegas CES this year, the 3rd country with 365 companies, behind USA and China. If you just take the start-up number into account, 274 French start-ups will be present, just behind the USA with 280 start-ups! If you look back, it’s a great jump compared with 2017 (178 start-up) and even greater with 2015 when only 66 French start-ups ...
    by Published on 01-04-2018 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Post Fabless Era - Fabless and Backend Design Less Companies-deep-learning-min.jpeg

    Deep learning, modeled (loosely) on the way living neurons interact, has achieved amazing success in automating recognition tasks, from recognizing images more accurately in some cases than we or even experts can, to recognizing speech and ...
    by Published on 01-03-2018 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: Zynq out of the box, in FPGA-based prototyping-qualcomm-s-new-spectra-isp-camera-modules-enable-nextgen-ar.jpg

    The mobile VR and AR space has been evolving rapidly, with many different players innovating in recent months. Companies like Apple and Google have been innovating on the software and hardware front, ...
    by Published on 01-03-2018 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Services,
    3. Mentor Graphics,
    4. SEMI,
    5. Events
    Fastest Growing Interface IP-ritz-carlton_photo-logo.jpg

    As we begin another new year we begin another semiconductor conference cycle starting with SEMI ISS on January 15–18 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay California. This conference really sets the tone for the year and gives us a place to start thinking, acting, and reacting. This year it is all about the electronic devices we have all been working on and hearing about that will change the world, hopefully.
    by Published on 01-02-2018 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Post Fabless Era - Fabless and Backend Design Less Companies-cryptocurrency-new-target-cybercriminals-2.jpg

    As predicted, the rise of cryptocurrency valuation has captured the attention of cybercriminals. New hacks, thefts, misuse, and fraud schemes are on the rise. Where there is value, there will be a proportional risk of theft. Criminals always pursue and exploit systems where they can achieve personal financial gain. It is the Willie Sutton effect: That’s where the money is.
    by Published on 01-02-2018 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    What Keeps the executives of Semiconductor awake at night?-analog-computer-min.jpeg

    Once in a while I like to write on a fun, off-beat topic. My muse today is analog computing, a domain that some of us antiques in the industry recall with fondness, though sadly in my case without hands-on experience. Analog computers exploit ...

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