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Video Highlights from Designcon 2013 with AWR, Agilent, and More

February 15, 2013 - By John Blyler

AWR’s Sherri Hess and Agilent’s Doru Popescu talk with IP Insider’s John Blyler and Chipestimate.TV’s Sean O’Kane at Designcon, and more. Continue reading

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Robbing Engineers of their Innocence

February 12, 2013 - By John Blyler

The discussion continues on the need for more well-rounded engineers. Continue reading

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Semiconductor Engineers Need Strong Technical and Emotional IQs

February 8, 2013 - By John Blyler

IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer article focuses on a career in the “boom and bust industry” known as the semiconductor market. Continue reading

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Imec’s Hyperspectral Image Sensors “See” More

February 7, 2013 - By John Blyler

New CMOS-based imagers offer smaller size and cost but with greater discriminating powers over today’s RGB-based cameras. Continue reading

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DesignCon 2013 Yields IP, RF, DoE, and Mind Surprises

February 1, 2013 - By John Blyler

The test-equipment show yields surprises in RF intellectual property (IP), Android applications, Design of Experiments methods, and the mind of the engineer. Continue reading

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The Rule of Nine: Challenges Facing the Semiconductor IC Supply Chain

January 25, 2013 - By John Blyler

While the GSA report focuses on China, the challenges apply to the global IC supply chain market. Continue reading

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Trends of Trends in Semiconductor Intellectual Property

January 17, 2013 - By John Blyler

What do the lists of trends from Ocean Tomo and UBM TechInsights really tell us about the future of SIP? Continue reading

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FinFET Bulk vs. SOI animation; Patent Trolls at CES 2013; and Historical Perspectives

January 11, 2013 - By John Blyler

Check out this selection of newsworthy stories on FinFET materials, CES 2013 IP challenges, and a historical look at technology litigation rates. Continue reading

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Modular FinFET Increases Planar-to-Non-Planar IP Reuse

January 9, 2013 - By John Blyler

At IEDM, Globalfoundries explained why its 14-nm-class Fin with a 20-nm back-end combination would increase planar IP portability to non-planar FinFETs. Continue reading

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Moore’s Law Meets Death Star

January 4, 2013 - By John Blyler

Will the rapid growth of the patent-troll business model end technical innovation as we know it? Continue reading

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