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Semiconductor Design Vs. the End-User Experience

May 15, 2013 - By John Blyler

Is it possible for semiconductor engineers to design directly for the end-user experience? Your feedback is needed. Continue reading

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Reversing Moore’s Law; Interface IP; GPUs; Wafers Down

May 10, 2013 - By John Blyler

This week in review covers Moore’s Law in reverse, Cadence’s interest in interface IP, a game GPU video, wafers decline and the dangers of armchair publishing. Continue reading

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CMMI Past Awakens Semiconductor Reboot

May 8, 2013 - By John Blyler

A visit near DoD Mitre territory reinforces the need for hardware and software capability assessment in the semiconductor market. Continue reading

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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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