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    by Published on 01-01-2018 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Zynq out of the box, in FPGA-based prototyping-ibm-plays-ai-giants.jpg

    I’ve been following IBM’s AI efforts with interest for a quite a while now. In my opinion, the company jump-started the current cycle of AI with the introduction of Watson back in the 2000s and has steadily been ramping up its efforts since then. Most ...
    by Published on 12-30-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    What Keeps the executives of Semiconductor awake at night?-dan-shushana-disney.jpg

    This has been an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. Personally we are now empty nest and have our first grandchild. SemiWiki is prospering, a company that I have been involved with for ten years (Solido Design) had a very nice exit, and my time promoting semiconductor stocks to Wall Street paid off with the PHLX Semiconductor index (SOX) gaining an astounding 40%.
    by Published on 12-29-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    entry diversion in semiconductor manufacturing-why-bitcoin-largest-ponzi-scheme-human-history.jpg

    During the late ’90s, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and New York City investment bankers used phrases such as “monetizing eyeballs,” “stickiness,” and “B2C” to justify the ridiculous valuations of Internet companies. They claimed conventional methods were inapplicable in valuing the dot-com companies ...
    by Published on 12-27-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    DesignCon 2013 - get 20% off your Conference Pass-lipstck-pig-service.jpg

    I have a lot of friends in the real estate industry, and two of the most common sales tactics are to create “curb appeal,” and to “stage” the interior of the residence being sold. Curb appeal, of course, refers to making the home looks as appealing as possible upon first impression. Update the landscaping. Add ...
    by Published on 12-25-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General

    Ever since the Chinese Government banned Facebook in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has been making annual trips there attempting to persuade its leaders to let his company back in. He learned Mandarin and jogged through the smog-filled streets of Beijing to show how much he loved the country. Facebook even created new tools ...
    by Published on 12-19-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design
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    The year is now 1991 and in search for a more peaceful life we decided to move to Canada. At that time, very few companies had advanced flows in VLSI but Ottawa having BNR, Northern Telecom, Mitel, etc., looked to be the most promising place. After a few hiccups in finding a job, I landed in MOSAID, a small company with35 people at that time. ...
    by Published on 12-11-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. FPGA
    Article: Double Patterning Tutorial-exostiv-ultrascale.jpg

    Productivity is notoriously hard to sell. I recently visited a company where the engineering team wanted to evaluate one of our FPGA debug and analysis products on an existing board. This board had an FPGA that we supported and had all the required connectivity - it could just be used ‘out of the box’. Our tool - Exostiv - involves the insertion of a debug IP in the FPGA. We offered to set up the tool with the ...
    by Published on 12-09-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Need help with TSUPREME4 and MEDICI.-top-cybersecurity-concerns-wrong.jpg

    A recent survey by Varonis of 500 security professionals from the U.S., UK, and France highlights the top three cybersecurity concern for 2018: Data Loss, Data Theft, and Ransomware. Sadly, we are overlooking the bigger problems!

    Missed the Target by a Mile
    I think
    by Published on 11-30-2017 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. FD-SOI,
    4. Automotive,
    5. Security
    Article: Apple Will NOT Manufacture SoCs at Intel-nxp_i.mxrt_chipshot_oct202017-min.jpg

    Back in the day we had processors which consolidated computing power onto a chip, and out of these sprang (if you’ll excuse the Biblical imagery) microcontrollers (MCUs) in one direction and increasingly complex system-on-chip (SoC) ...
    by Published on 11-21-2017 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Thermo-Mechanical Simulation of 3D Stack Assembly Process-japan-inc.-brink-min.jpg

    Japan has had an incredible run in technology, but the past decade has seen a reversal of fortune. Consumer electronics powerhouses such as Pioneer, Panasonic, Sharp and many others have been humbled by the commoditization of their hardware and a shift in market share to Asian competitors.

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