ASICs decline, FPGAs ready to step in Blog 3/30/2009 Post a comment According to market research firm Gartner Inc. FPGAs now have a 30-to-one edge in displacing ASICs in design starts. The firm predicts the trend in 2009 will be exacerbated by the global financial crisis.
Mobile Applications Review Blog 3/30/2009 Post a comment Is there an app for the iPhone or BlackBerry that you think might be interesting and useful, but not quite willing to spend the money to find out? Let me know and each week I will take a look at one app and let you know how useful I found it, and if possible, talk to the creator to get their view points on why the app was created and some of the trial and tribulations from the development.
WiMedia and UWB: where to from here? Blog 3/30/2009 Post a comment This week, we're pleased to present a guest commentary on the future of UWB, by Eric Broockman, CEO Alereon, Inc, commenting on and extending the recent news about this technology and its future. . . .
Letter to the editor: Engineering's branding problem Blog 3/26/2009 4 comments I found your article "Engineering is not boring" interesting in what you did not explore: that is, whether engineering is still a rewarding profession for those of us practicing it (as opposed to editing techie magazines), and thus worthwhile recommending to the younger generation.
The Laptop Remote? Blog 3/25/2009 Post a comment With the decreased cost, and increased functionality, of laptops, particularily the introduction of the netbook, is the next remote for your home a laptop?
EDAC scans the piracy scene Blog 3/24/2009 2 comments The EDA Consortium's Anti-Piracy Committee recently delivered an update on the EDA industry's approach to piracy over the years, how the piracy scene works and current activities by the committee.
Ten sites with engineering appeal Blog 3/20/2009 Post a comment Allan Yogasingam polled his colleagues at Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights to discover the sites most frequently visited by their staffs of engineers and other tech specialists.
Stay in Touch Blog 3/17/2009 Post a comment After nearly two years on the Mobile Handset site, and four years with the DesignLine group covering Network Systems DesignLine and Programmable Logic DesignLine in the past, I am leaving TechInsights.
EDA 3.0: EDA startup guidelines Blog 3/17/2009 Post a comment The days of throwing money at startups and hoping they succeed are long past. Startups, their founders, executives, and investors need to take a more strategic approach, ideally before any code is written, but certainly before any significant investment occurs.
Comment: This too shall pass? Blog 3/14/2009 1 comment Though their speaking topics and presentation slides differed, executive after executive who took the podium at the Semico Summit 2009 said, essentially, two basic things: "This is the worst we've seen" and "Semiconductors remain critical to solving the world's problems and will grow again."
KSW Microtec Expands Presence In EMEA Blog 3/12/2009 Post a comment Dresden, Germany-based KSW Microtec AG, and ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG have signed an agreement to support activities for leading edge transponders, specifically smart card manufacturers throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Analysis: Why NXP should opt for bankruptcy Blog 3/4/2009 10 comments NXP's management should begin seriously considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in order to improve its chances of surviving and emerging stronger from a rapidly deteriorating semiconductor market.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...