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Snapshots from Semicon West 2013

July 12, 2013 - By John Blyler

Leaders from global R&D centers, professional organizations, and leading semiconductor companies share their thoughts on the direction of critical issues. Continue reading

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The IP of IP for AR

June 28, 2013 - By John Blyler

Intellectual property (IP) for image-processor (IP) cores and related technology are enjoying huge growth, thanks to the popular augmented-reality market. Continue reading

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What Is Hardware–Software Integration?

June 20, 2013 - By John Blyler

The left-hand side of the systems-engineering Vee-diagram is where hardware and software subsystems really come together. But in what context? Continue reading

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IEEE-IMS was Busy and Productive for RF and MW Developers

June 12, 2013 - By John Blyler

Highlights from the major IEEE RF and Microwave show include the purported death of GaAs, non-CMOS stacked die, women engineers, and microapps. Continue reading

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DAC Report – Latency; Platform as a Service; 262626; and ARM-12

June 6, 2013 - By John Blyler

Notes from my Tuesday DAC visits with CAST IP, Mentor Graphics, Dassault Systemes, Chipestimate.com, and Globalfoundries-ARM. Continue reading

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Designer Experience Enhanced at Major IP Portal

June 3, 2013 - By John Blyler

Latest update enhances major chip design and verification IP access – evaluation site at Chipestimate.com. Continue reading

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IDF Beijing Highlights Intelligence and Networking

May 31, 2013 - By John Blyler

This year’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, China emphasized a push into intelligent embedded systems and communication-networking technologies. Continue reading

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Radios Reap Benefits of Ultra-Low Power and Digitalization

May 24, 2013 - By John Blyler

Wireless intellectual property from Imec, Renesas, and Silicon Labs is making headlines for advances in ultra-low-power and fully digitized radios. Continue reading

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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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