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Imagination on RFIC, IP, Embedded IoT and Fabric-based SoCs

December 16, 2015 - By John Blyler

Tony King-Smith of Imagination Technologies discusses the need for RF IC designers, IP platforms, IoT as the new embedded and fabric-based SoCs. Continue reading

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Autonomous Car Patches, SoC Rebirth, IP IoT Platforms and Systems Engineering

December 9, 2015 - By John Blyler

Highlights include autonomous car technology, patches, IoT Platforms, SoC hardware revitalization, IP trends and a new edition of a systems engineering classic. Continue reading

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IoT Definition Context-Sensitive?

November 9, 2015 - By John Blyler

The Internet-of-Things has become a catch-all phrase for the latest embedded systems trend, but a precise definition seems tied to the application. Continue reading

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SEMI Pacific NW Breakfast Forum: The Future of Moore’s Law

October 27, 2015 - By John Blyler

Come hear semiconductor technical and business discussions from the experts at the SEMI Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum – “The Future of Moore’s Law.” Continue reading

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Nielsen’s Law Will Outlive Moore’s Law

July 8, 2015 - By John Blyler

Nielsen’s Law of broadband connectivity lags the Moore’s Law of computer processing for some rather surprising reasons. Continue reading

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Shoes Highlight Challenges-Benefits of Energy Harvesting

June 24, 2015 - By John Blyler

Energy harvesting lags IoT devices on Gartner’s hype curve but mass makes a difference as does semiconductor intellectual property and walkways. Continue reading

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Chip Architects Battle Scale-less Dark Silicon

May 28, 2015 - By John Blyler

Dennard’s Scaling ended years ago and Moore’s Law is slowing down. What will the future hold for the semiconductor industry? Continue reading

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Debug, UPF, Sound, Testing, Awareness, and Verification

May 12, 2015 - By John Blyler

Debugging the debug; UPF; digitizing sound; testing assertions; occupant aware homes; embedded verification; uninitialized variables; and glow-in-the-dark DDR4. Continue reading

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IoT Drives Surprising ASIC Prototyping Growth

April 24, 2015 - By John Blyler

Solid state drive (SSD) chip complexity and embedded software for Internet of Things (IoT) cloud data renews need for prototyping platforms. Continue reading

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Semi IP Update – March 2015

March 26, 2015 - By John Blyler

Xilinx in space; lensless optics; the AMBA coherent host interface; the downside of silos; vertical companies; gender inequity; PCIe Gen 4; and the de-evolution of the SoC Continue reading

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