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Long Standards, Twinkie IP, Macro Trends, and Patent Trolls

May 1, 2013 - By John Blyler

In Part II, IP Extreme’s Savage reveals why IP standards take so long while discussing brand values, macro trends, and changes wrought by patent trolls. Continue reading

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Are Designers Really Affected by the Semi Supply Chain?

April 23, 2013 - By John Blyler

Do chip designers really need to worry about these external influences? Serus, Dassault Systemes, Mentor Graphics-Valor, and Open Silicon share their insights. Continue reading

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Tweets From GlobalPress, GSA, and the Pauling Lectures

April 19, 2013 - By John Blyler

The week as tweets with bird-sized bits of content covering a broad, bird-eye view of technology and science from three different events. Continue reading

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IP Smoke Testing, PSI5 Sensors, and Security Tagging

April 12, 2013 - By John Blyler

Semiconductor IP growth brings challenges for subsystem verification, integration, security and the addition of sensor standards. Can Savage clear the smoke? Continue reading

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Do 3D Printers Challenge Semiconductor IP and Fabs?

April 4, 2013 - By John Blyler

What does a futuristic matter replicator from the ’70s have to do with today’s patent and semiconductor IP systems? The answer lies in 3D printers. Continue reading

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GPU Demo Impresses at Game Developer Conference Event

March 26, 2013 - By John Blyler

ARM’s Mali performance benchmark on the Samsung Nexus 10 is impressive, but Imagination Technologies’ graphic IP proves competitive. Continue reading

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Mixed-Signal and RF Help Drive Silicon-on-Insulator Growth

March 21, 2013 - By John Blyler

Here’s another example of the growing importance of analog/mixed-signal, RF-wireless, and silicon-on-insulator technologies. Continue reading

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Moore’s Cycle, Fifth Horseman, Mixed Signals, and IP Stress

March 15, 2013 - By John Blyler

What do all of these things have in common? They were key topics by Cadence, Samsung and others at CDNLive 2013. Continue reading

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Q&A Reveals Deep Semiconductor Trends

March 8, 2013 - By John Blyler

Will EUV ever be ready? What about nanotubes? When will Moore’s Law end? These questions were answered at the recent Common Platform Technology’s press Q&A. Continue reading

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Globalfoundries Shares Uncommon Solutions, New Fab and Node Variations

March 7, 2013 - By John Blyler

Globalfoundries’s VP Mike Noonen talks with Chip Design’s John Blyler and Chipestimate.TV’s Sean O’Kane at the Common Platform Technology (CPT) forum. Continue reading

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