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New vision needed at Sanmina-SCI
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Many star athletes know when to quit. Others just don't know when to hang up their shoes until they've been beaten to a pulp and have to crawl away. So it goes in the corporate world where only a firmly planted boot would get some CEOs out of the corner office. One such event is playing out in the contract-manufacturing world.
Where have all the rear projection TVs gone?
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
To paraphrase "Where have all the flowers gone," where have all the rear projection TVs gone? And it begs the question, "Is the demise of the rear projection TV on the horizon? Its been an interesting week with television announcements from several companies. While flat-panel TVs from Hitachi and Toshiba are proliferationg across product lines, rear projection models from those companies are disappearing.
What's the total length of the tracks on a silicon chip?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/29/2007   Post a comment
Take a moment to ponder this poser. If we were to sum the lengths of all of the interconnect on a silicon chip, what do you think the total value would be?
The iPhone and shopping with Mom
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
When I was a kid, my mom loved to shop sales at the large department stores in downtown Cleveland. Higbee's, the May Company, Taylor's--we hit them all.
How many silicon chips are there on a 300 mm wafer?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/28/2007   Post a comment
Undaunted, our quest to answer essentially unanswerable questions continues...
How serialized video saves power
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
A parallel interface showing a static image burns about 10mWatts. This same interface burns between 100-150mWatts showing full motion video.
802.11n gets rolling
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what sort of data rates are actually achieved in real world situations.
How big is a bacterium compared to a transistor?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/27/2007   Post a comment
Also, what is the total length of the interconnect (including poly-silicon, vias, and metal tracks) on a high-end silicon chip? Hmmm, interesting...
Reliability rising
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
6/27/2007   Post a comment
The push towards fewer shutdowns and breakdowns is getting a bit more help from semiconductor suppliers. , who are getting close to 1 ppm failure levels and moving towards a parts per billion yardstick.
When insults had class...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2007   Post a comment
How about: "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than illumination!"
Commentary: SystemVerilog enables design with verification
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
SystemVerilog is closely linked to the continuing evolution from "design for verification" to "design with verification."
DAC: IP and Power. Then and now
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
DAC left issues in Intellectual Property quality and Power Format standardization unresolved.
Innovation is 'one-way trip'
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
We tend to sometimes look no further than we can see. And we call those who claim to see beyond what's visible--visionaries. How droll!
Under the radar (gun)
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
6/25/2007   Post a comment
Using a radar/laser detector, I found myself actually driving slower.
UWB's traction toubles
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Alereon's sampling of a chip set that operates up to 10GHz is likely to shape the competitive landscape for some time to come.
Powering the green revolution
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/22/2007   Post a comment
Can signal processing save the world? That may sound like a silly question unless you are familiar with digital signal controllers.
Welcome to v2 of WirelessNet
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
More content for EEs who want to improve their design skills. Now at your fingertips.
Nokia going back to basics
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Nokia's latest round of reorganization comes with a certain feeling of déjà vu. In effect, the Finnish mobiles giant is returning to the group structure it had before 2004, when it operated as Nokia Mobile Phones and Nokia Networks.
TI vs. Broadcom vs. Qualcomm
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/21/2007   Post a comment
The Linley Group has released market data for TI, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and other vendors. Its data covers DSL, wireless, and other key markets.
Bright ideas
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Grand prize is $500 worth of Z-Wave equipment. Second prize is $250 worth of equipment, and third prize is $100.
Low-power Limbo
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/20/2007   Post a comment
How will the combination of Bluetooth and Wibree influence RF design?
Get your mismatched socks here!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/20/2007   Post a comment
Yes, the moment we've all been waiting for, a website that sells mismatched socks (and pajamas, swimsuits, linens, and more).
TVs are busting out all over
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
This Spring and early Summer has been an exciting time for TV introductions. So far, Pioneer, Sony, Sharp, JVC, and Toshiba have announced and have or will start shipping 2007 TV displays. In the coming weeks, we will see new models from Philips, Hitachi, HP, and others on the horizon.
Auto-generating the lyrics for "99 Bottles of Beer" song
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/19/2007   Post a comment
Can you imagine the source code for a program that appears to be simple ASCII art, but if you run this code it generates the lyrics for the "99 Bottles of Beer" song?
A compendium of bad designs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/18/2007   Post a comment
This cool website documents a variety of bad designs that make you want to say, "Ooooh", "Arrgghh", and . . . "Doh!"
Shining a light on camera phones
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
On the heels of Kodak's announcement of an advance that more than doubles the light sensitivity of CMOS or CCD image sensors, OmniVision, a CMOS player, launched the first fully integrated 3-megapixel CameraChip sensor in a quarter-inch format--which can be used to upgrade existing handsets.
Move over (please)
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
6/18/2007   Post a comment
Now there is a group to protect the 'rights' of left-lane drivers.
EDA Shocked Into Action
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Coverage of the EDA industry is shrinking to the levels justified by advertising revenues, endangering the quality of coverage. Changes are required by both EDA vendors and publishers.
Change is the only constant
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
It's hard to read news of the electronics industry these days and not want to develop a drinking problem.
"Stay Tuned!"
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
For all the traditions and gimmicks of TV news and talk programs that they've mocked on "The Daily Show," there's one they still hold sacred: Keep the guest seated going into the commercial after the interview.
Wideband VoIP: sounds good to me
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/17/2007   Post a comment
Wideband VoIP is coming. Here's why consumers will be quick to recognize and demand its superior performance.
The Week after DAC: some lingering thoughts
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
DAC continues to be the true mirror of the state of EDA.
Canon remains bullish on SED
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
According to reports coming out of Japan, Canon believes that consumers will wait for better television, and that "patience is a virtue. Tsuneji Uchida, Canon's president, says he remains committed to entering the market in spite of legal patent issues with Nano-Proprietary, which has been delaying the company's plans of introducing SED HDTV in the U.S. and the world.
Kodak develop highly-sensitive color sensor
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/14/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Kodak have come up with a really cunning new color sensor technology that provides sharper, crisper images and support much faster shutter speeds.
Bluetooth and WiBree
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
The merger protects Bluetooth's "low-power" position just as the SIG's deal with the WiMedia Alliance protected its "higher-data-rate" position.
My off-road (mountain) unicycle just arrived!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/12/2007   Post a comment
I've been discovering some amazingly cool things, such as rough terrain unicycles, ultimate wheels (like a unicycle without a seat), and modern penny-farthings!
Our new appearance
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
6/12/2007   Post a comment
You're going to see a big change here at Industrial Control DesignLine. Our new look is pretty cool, but it's far more than cosmetic. We're forging tighter links with TechOnline, a sister site within the CMP Media family.
DSP summer reading list
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
Slow summer days are a great time to catch up on reading. Here are some web sites that provide fun and educational reading on DSP.
This really is very clever
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
Every now and then you see something that makes you sit back and say "Wow!"
The hybrid experience
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
Here's more help on picking the right fuel efficient car.
Mentor Ate The Donut
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Mentor acquired Sierra Design Automation to complete its Design to Manufacturing flow for leading edge IC designs.
Can you lend a hand?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
There are only a limited number of people in the world who truly understand the nuances of RF. Can you lend a hand?
You won't believe what just arrived on my desk!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
I'm bouncing off the walls in excitement, because the postman just delivered a package containing the most cunningly crafted device for my delectation and delight. Yes, you're right, it's...
Don't dismiss DAC; re-create it
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Is the Design Automation Conference still relevant? The industry has asked itself this question at every recent DAC, and this year's event in San Diego was no exception.
New display features for 2007
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
New features on 2007 displays seem to be focusing on two areas for flat-panel displays and micro-displays. Last year (2006) the big display story was the beginning of the migration from 720p screen resolutions to 1080p, This year the focus is on 120Hz refresh rates and slimmer cabinetry for micro-displays.
Resurrecting weekend reading
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Until recently, on another DesignLine, I published each Thursday or Friday a list of compelling articles that I thought my readers might enjoy.
Ancient Roman steam engines and mountainized unicycles
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/7/2007   Post a comment
Did Hero of Alexandria create a steam engine around 60 AD? Can I ride a unicycle? And are these topics in any way related?
When design becomes fun
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Open, extensible and eminently hackable, Chumby might be viewed as a "stem cell" for an electronic appliance.
The stewards of energy
Power DesignLine Blog  
6/6/2007   Post a comment
Economics and eco-ethics drive the quest for energy-efficient power conversion techniques. It is our responsibility as engineers, as stewards of energy, to find the most innovative power management advances.
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