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…
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.