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How It Was: My first Lucid Dream
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12/29/2011   24 comments
Suffice it to say that this was an occasion I shall always remember…
What are the best “unknown” gems of science fiction? (Part 2)
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12/28/2011   22 comments
Here are a two more science fiction books that really influenced me when I first came across them…
What’s the best “Messenger Bag” for me?
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12/20/2011   7 comments
I feel a bit like Goldilocks in the story of “The Three Bears" (and it's not often you hear someone say that)...
Lattice to discuss all sorts of stuff at CES 2012
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12/20/2011   Post a comment
The folks at Lattice Semiconductor say they will highlight a variety of programmable logic design solutions for mobile devices…
It makes you want to cry…
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12/16/2011   7 comments
One of the big news items in England at the moment is the cost and size of the security operation for the forthcoming 2012 Olympics, which are to be held in London…
Xilinx Research Labs Fellow Steve Trimberger is named IEEE Fellow
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12/15/2011   Post a comment
Prestigious honor places Trimberger (holder of more than 185 patents) in the top echelon of the engineering community
Grand opening of new Xilinx R&D center in Beijing, China
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12/14/2011   Post a comment
Xilinx extends regional footprint, consolidates Beijing sales, marketing, application engineering, and R&D operations into single site.
OMG! Lattice Semiconductor to acquire SiliconBlue!
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12/9/2011   6 comments
I have to admit that I am completely blown away… I certainly didn’t see this one coming… I’m too young for all of this excitement!
What's the best book on how to *structure* an FPGA project?
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12/9/2011   7 comments
I just received an email from a reader asking a rather interesting question…
Cool Beans! First FPGA in a watch!
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12/6/2011   5 comments
And not just any old watch – this is the world’s first light-powered GPS-synchronized watch!!!
How It Was: Medicine and Sinusitis
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12/5/2011   1 comment
To this day my sinusitis continues and despite all the attempts to cure it, all the medical profession appears to be able to do is…
Xilinx wins a bevy of product awards at EDN China Innovation Awards 2011
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12/2/2011   Post a comment
Zynq EPP wins “Leading Product Award” while Kintex-7 FPGAs and the PlanAhead design analysis tool win “Best Product Awards”


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