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IEDM: I've got an app for that
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11/30/2011   2 comments
Anyone that has attended a big technical conference, such as the International Electron Devices Meeting, which opens on Monday Dec. 5, in Washington DC, knows that selecting which papers to attend can be a difficult process.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 30th
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Digital Core Design, DMAP, Mentor, JEOL and Magma made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Considering a prototype? Consider these questions first
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11/29/2011   1 comment
Prototypes should provide value, but if you don’t consider everything you may finish up being disappointed. Here is a checklist…
Magma lets analog get physical
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Magma integrates analog electrical and physical design into a single unified methodology…
Travel Nightmares: Oh woe is my laptop
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11/28/2011   Post a comment
Business travel can be a disaster and some airlines just don't seem to meet the basic needs...
If it’s not an iPad, is Vanity Fair?
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11/28/2011   25 comments
Most people in the electronics industry today are aware of the revolutionary job they’ve done in developing technology that has changed forever the way we live. But are they ready to take full responsibility for it?
Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
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11/28/2011   33 comments
For Phil McKinney, HP's August 18 debacle signaled a time to retire as chief technologist of the company's PC group and resume his career as an innovation guru.
Medtech 2011 and beyond: a "SWOT" analysis
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11/28/2011   1 comment
A look at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the medical-technology industry
Tablets top Black Friday shopping lists
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11/23/2011   15 comments
As Black Friday approaches in the U.S. studies have found that tablets top consumer wishlists this holiday weekend.
Opinion: AMD roadmap change benefits TSMC?
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11/23/2011   13 comments
AMD’s roadmap is about to see some significant changes according to sources at the company.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 22nd
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
Mentor, Aspex Semiconductor, TowerJazz and Ceva made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Prototyping index
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
This is an index to the various articles on prototyping...
Prototypes: What is a prototype?
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11/21/2011   1 comment
First in a series of editorials on the subject of prototyping. In this article we tackle the question – what is a prototype…
Travel Nightmare: You Meet Interesting People On The Bus- And Then Some...
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
People watching can be fun, but less so when you have no choice and you are stuck with it for hours. Hear what Aubrey Kagan had to endure…
Decisions, decisions, decisions
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11/18/2011   14 comments
John D'Ambrosia muses about the IEEE 802.3bj 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force he chairs.
How to turn your iPad/iPhone into a Digital Multimeter
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11/18/2011   Post a comment
I just saw an interesting article that describes how to turn your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) into a digital multimeter…
What were they thinking: Popcorn stuffing
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11/18/2011   1 comment
Thanksgiving is a time for families and of course the perfect turkey. Here is a cooking tip that engineers will love…
Startup support: two initiatives with one idea
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11/17/2011   2 comments
Two initiatives, both wanting to improve the lot of the humble semiconductor startup, have been sighted. What are their chances of success? Can they turn back the ebbing tide of venture capital support?
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more - 17 Nov
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11/17/2011   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Forget ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ time to ‘Abandon Fukushima’
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11/17/2011   10 comments
While frustrated Americans rally to the largely stationary “Occupy Wall Street” movement, frustrated Japanese are ready to join up and actually "move," en masse, under the banner, “Abandon Fukushima.”
ACM SIGDA award nominations
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
Do you know any great new faculty members or an outstanding dissertation? The ACM SIGDA wants to know about them for their upcoming awards…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 16th
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
SiBridge, ARM, TSMC, Nimbic, Aldec, CEVA and STMicroelectronics made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Chevy Volt fires cause concern
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11/15/2011   29 comments
After the "shock" of that headline, more facts are needed.
Cloud may have $1B impact on Ethernet
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11/14/2011   2 comments
The impact of cloud vendors moving to in-house switches has the potential of impacting the Ethernet switch market by over $1 billion a year in the next five years.
Interference-cost tradeoffs and cheating
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11/13/2011   13 comments
I’ve been following the excellent series on EMC by the gurus at Kimmel-Gerke Associates. Every engineer should have their materials close to hand when designing any kind of electronic equipment.
ARM plus AMBA for simulation and emulation
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
Need the debugability of simulation, but the performance of emulation. Mentor thinks they have a solution for you if you are using ARM plus AMBA…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more - Nov 10th
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Are your test systems up to the coming nano challenge?
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
Graphene and other nano materials undoubtedly offer enormous potential for innovation for the designers and manufacturers of electronic devices, but they also represent an enormous testing challenge.
The state of the art of graphics world
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11/9/2011   2 comments
Everything you see is probably using computer graphics.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 9th
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11/9/2011   Post a comment
Cadence, TowerJazz, Konica Minolta, EVE, Arason, Synopsys and TSMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Calling all hackers: Occupy Hardware Street
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11/7/2011   20 comments
Software developers, you are the 99 percent of the electronics industry these days, so unite, raise your voices and claim your power.
Travel Nightmares: You Solja?
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11/7/2011   1 comment
Business travel can have it perks but at the same time we see our share of troubles. They always seemed to be the stories that attraction most attention at the water cooler…
Ten quotes on parallel programming
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11/4/2011   35 comments
Here's ten quotes from the great and the good on parallel programming.
Email to the editor: Chip industry shambles
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11/4/2011   8 comments
Malcolm Penn of the market analysis firm Future Horizons expresses dismay at "short term-ism" in the chip industry.
Plan on attending a powerful virtual event
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11/3/2011   Post a comment
Next Thursday, November 10, 2011 is an EE Times Virtual Event that focuses on one of the most compelling topics of the day—Power Solutions.
Forthcoming educational events from the IPC
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11/2/2011   Post a comment
I just received an email from the IPC about a host of forthcoming educational events that they will be hosting... and then I started wondering…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more
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11/2/2011   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
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11/2/2011   Post a comment
The Global Semiconductor Alliance, Qlogic, Cadence, EnSilica, Dassault and Silicon-IP made the lineup today. See here for their news…
The Griggs Hall haunting
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11/1/2011   7 comments
A University of Minnesota ham radio operator discovers that his ham use has some scary side effects.
Interoperability the key to Bluetooth technology’s success
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11/1/2011   2 comments
Seamless communication with other manufacturers Bluetooth chips is essential if the sector is to realize its potential, says Svenn-Tore Larsen


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