Is Moore's Law Dead? Does It Matter?
Blog 7/31/2013 57 comments
Does US national security depend on the continuance of Moore's Law, or is innovation that addresses the realities of the technology business opportunity more important to progress and wealth creation?
Ethics in the Workplace
Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments
Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
Engineer vs. Hacker Quandary
Blog 7/26/2013 46 comments
Most hackers could eventually become engineers if they chose to do so, but the reverse – training engineers to become hackers – is next to impossible. Is this true?
Reference Designs, Anyone?
Blog 7/24/2013 8 comments
Devices are often at a virtual parity with competitive offers. A more complete, intelligently deployable reference design could tip the balance in the selection process.
Samsung Jumps Back to Mali
Blog 7/24/2013 5 comments
Samsung has designed a six-core Mali GPU into its latest Exynos 5 Octa applications processor. It's a design win for ARM, reinforcing its credibility in the fight against market leader Imagination.
No Kidding, 2G for E-Call
Blog 7/23/2013 34 comments
Carmakers ain't phone companies. A majority of those "embedded cellular" modems designed for e-call aren't even 3G. They will be 2G, according to an IHS analyst.
Memory Week in Review, 7/23/13
Blog 7/23/2013 1 comment
A compendium of activities over the last week, including quarterly financials, new products from Samsung and Toshiba, sTec's big deal, and whether or not flash falls flat.
If Burning Man Came to EDA
Blog 7/23/2013 8 comments
If you could change something about the EDA or semiconductor industries, what would it be and how would it make things better? How would you incorporate aspects of the Burning Man ethos into high technology?
Prototyping Software: What Do You Do?
Blog 7/22/2013 4 comments
We could use example code via an evaluation kit as the basis for our design, but then so could everyone else, which means it will be difficult for us to differentiate our design from the competition.
Don’t Forget to Wave at Saturn
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 7/19/2013 24 comments
Earth will be in the picture when the Cassini deep-space probe images the whole Saturn system as it is backlit by the sun.
Blog 7/19/2013 13 comments
The Spanish city of Pamplona is famous around the world for the San Fermín festival ("Sanfermines"), which takes place from July 6 to July 14 and features the running of the bulls.