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Shoes Highlight Challenges-Benefits of Energy Harvesting

June 24, 2015 - By John Blyler

Energy harvesting lags IoT devices on Gartner’s hype curve but mass makes a difference as does semiconductor intellectual property and walkways. Continue reading

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Chip Architects Battle Scale-less Dark Silicon

May 28, 2015 - By John Blyler

Dennard’s Scaling ended years ago and Moore’s Law is slowing down. What will the future hold for the semiconductor industry? Continue reading

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Debug, UPF, Sound, Testing, Awareness, and Verification

May 12, 2015 - By John Blyler

Debugging the debug; UPF; digitizing sound; testing assertions; occupant aware homes; embedded verification; uninitialized variables; and glow-in-the-dark DDR4. Continue reading

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IoT Drives Surprising ASIC Prototyping Growth

April 24, 2015 - By John Blyler

Solid state drive (SSD) chip complexity and embedded software for Internet of Things (IoT) cloud data renews need for prototyping platforms. Continue reading

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Semi IP Update – March 2015

March 26, 2015 - By John Blyler

Xilinx in space; lensless optics; the AMBA coherent host interface; the downside of silos; vertical companies; gender inequity; PCIe Gen 4; and the de-evolution of the SoC Continue reading

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Which IP Interfaces are Designers Using?

February 16, 2015 - By John Blyler

Several recent surveys reveal growth in DDRn, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and MIPI interfaces. Also, ethernet and ARM buses remain popular in specific areas. Continue reading

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From Semiconductor Devices to the War on Currents

January 28, 2015 - By John Blyler

Technology traveler reports on IEEE IEDM trends in nanotechnology and Ford’s EnTransit events on the future of automotive transportation. Continue reading

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IEDM Report: 14nm Substrates, Power IGBTs and Mechanobiology

January 14, 2015 - By John Blyler

The recent IEEE technical conference provided a detailed look at research into leading semiconductor and nanotechnology devices across many domains. Continue reading

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Why Should Semiconductor IP Designers Care about WiGig?

December 12, 2014 - By John Blyler

WiGig is here but few designers understand its basic architecture, beamforming, market categories, semiconductor IP usage, and design challenges. Continue reading

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Handbook Employs User Experiences for Success

December 4, 2014 - By John Blyler

A popular Japanese sales application gains traction in North America by engaging technical design and business teams with tablet-based, end user focused tools. Continue reading

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