In-house layout goes the way of home-grown EDA Blog 4/12/2013 10 comments Jack Harding, CEO of eSilicon, argues that the end to in-house IC layout may be in sight. The knowledge and manpower required to address the complexity of the task makes it an appropriate case for separation from logical design.
, due to the complexity, learning curve, peak-load labor requirements and alternative use of manpower required for it.
IP Nightmares Engineering Investigations 4/9/2013 6 comments While we accept the necessity of IP, everyone seems to have plenty of grips as well. What are your biggest complaints about IP developers or users?
What were they thinking: no transparency Engineering Investigations 4/5/2013 3 comments I am getting on my soapbox today to complain about the way tickets are sold for large concerts. This may not be true where you are but this is the way it is done in Portland…
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times