The politics of productivity Blog 3/29/2011 Post a comment Politics and productivity seem to go hand-in-hand in semiconductor R&D organizations, so it's hardly surprising that ostensibly poor performers use politics to avoid scrutiny.
‘Dear God…’ (From the Dog) Blog 3/26/2011 9 comments Over the years I’ve seen a lot of ‘Diaries belonging to the Cat’ and ‘To-do lists for the Dog’ type messages going around the Internet, but this was a new one for me and it made me smile so I thought I’d share it…
Warren Buffett in India India Chip Chat 3/23/2011 6 comments Preferring metal sheets to silicon chips, billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, in his maiden visit to India said he would rather invest in software or chewing gum industries than semiconductor industry.
The quietly heroic Blog 3/23/2011 1 comment The sacrifices of Japanese engineers and technicians in fighting their nuclear crisis are truly noble.
Error messages we can all understand Blog 3/23/2011 14 comments Have you ever been working with a computer when something goes ‘pear-shaped’ and you receive an error message that might be written in Martian for all the good it does you?
May you live in interesting times… Blog 3/21/2011 1 comment When change happens, it usually hurts somebody, and that is why the expression ‘May you live in interesting times’ is usually seen as a curse, but I see this as an opportunity for EDA…
Expanding options for design with SiGe Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 3/21/2011 Post a comment When it comes to developing the highest performance, most reliable, yet cost-effective products for leading-edge applications, design engineers in the RF/microwave industry need and want options
Smarter solutions for in-vehicle signage and infotainment Blog 3/21/2011 Post a comment This white paper at the Intel Embedded Community looks at an example using the Intel Atom E600 of how an industrial-grade solution can be deployed with in-vehicle digital multimedia applications to provide rich multimedia content for instant information and entertainment delivery.
Putting a face on the Anonymous 50 Blog 3/18/2011 22 comments Despite media’s blanket coverage on Japan’s runaway nuclear disasters, there is one thing that still remains invisible: Who are those 50 nameless people risking their lives while working around the clock on a radioactive tinderbox in Fukushima?
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...