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IP-Based Technology without Manuals?

October 17, 2014 - By John Blyler

Three events from TSMC, ARM and JAMA Software highlight the breadth and depth of IP development that hopefully result in manual-less consumer apps. Continue reading

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Fashionable IP Takes the Stage

September 19, 2014 - By John Blyler

Recent events hosted separately by Apple and Intel emphasized the need for IP designers to cast a discerning eye at the wearable market. Continue reading

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Design, Verification and Now Management IP?

August 29, 2014 - By John Blyler

Industry leaders from Deloitte, IPExtreme, Dassault Systemes, Jama Software, and Semico Research argue the need for enterprise-level IP management. Continue reading

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(Potato) Chip Bags IP

August 12, 2014 - By John Blyler

The latest research from MIT, Microsoft and Adobe on recovering speech from the vibrations of ordinary objects confirms the growing importance of software IP. Continue reading

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Semiconductor IP Brief – Software Patents, Tesla’s Free, CERN Transfers

June 27, 2014 - By John Blyler

Does the Supreme Court ruling mean the death or salvation of software patents? Is Tesla really offering key IP for free? CERN does tech transfers. Continue reading

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Chip Testing Continuum Gets New Voice

June 13, 2014 - By John Blyler

Former EDA industry expert makes the case for pre-silicon testing using post-silicon tools. What part will IP play? Will design and test languages be a problem? Continue reading

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Fashion Meets Semiconductor Technology Sans Nanix

May 30, 2014 - By John Blyler

Fashion intersects with semiconductor technology and IP; ghosts of wearable past emerge; and the cows are well. Continue reading

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Are Semiconductor Fabs and EDA-IP Ready for FD-SOI?

May 23, 2014 - By John Blyler

Recent announcements by the semiconductor foundry and chip design tool industries confirm the growing viability of Silicon-on-Insulator technology. Continue reading

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List up for DAC “IP Talks”

May 16, 2014 - By John Blyler

The Chipestimate.com DAC “IP Talks” speaker list is now life. Speakers from the entire EDA-IP ecosystem have 30 minutes to talk about trends and technologies. Continue reading

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Nanix and Transmeta? Ghosts from Wearables Past

May 9, 2014 - By John Blyler

The charmed life(cycle) of wearable technology will expand the market for both hardware and software IP. Continue reading

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