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5/27/2009   Post a comment
This is just a note to encourage anyone who hasn't checked out Max Maxfield's Fundamentals of Mixed-Signal FPGAs course to do so without delay.
The design debate: Art versus science
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5/20/2009   4 comments
Ask a chip designer if the work he or she does is an art or a science and you will more than likely hear the former. But Naveed Sherwani, the outspoken president and CEO of fabless ASIC vendor Open-Silicon, takes issue with that.
What does software firm want with MathStar?
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5/13/2009   Post a comment
Why is PureChoice Inc., a vendor of building-performance reporting software, trying to buy MathStar for around $9.5 million? And why hasn't the defunct programmable logic vendor's board responded?
Patent strike?
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5/6/2009   Post a comment
In case you've missed it, there has been a fascinating exchange about the broken U.S. patent system taking place on the pages of EE Times over the past couple weeks.

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