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Trends in Subsystem Semiconductor IP

March 1, 2013 - By John Blyler

As IP leads semiconductor growth, subsystem blocks cause node-based cost challenges, verification issues, hidden embedded cores, interface preferences and more. Continue reading

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Flexible Yogurt-Lid Electronics Become a Reality

February 27, 2013 - By John Blyler

Truly flexible electronics from processor, memory, interface, and battery components are here, thanks to IBM, STMicro, Leti, Imec, Kaist, Kovio, and others. Continue reading

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Is Semiconductor IP Becoming the Universal Language?

February 22, 2013 - By John Blyler

The announcement of ChipEstimate.cn China in native language reinforces the strategic importance of IP in global chip designs. Continue reading

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Semiconductor Growth Turns Wireless

February 19, 2013 - By John Blyler

RF and mixed signal intellectual property (IP) technologies benefits from real growth, rumors of Apple’s WiFi chips, and MEMS. Continue reading

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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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