Content posted in March 2011
Thoughts on Japan
Blog 3/30/2011 3 comments
News of the unfolding disaster moved me, but not to write. Just to think. And more often than not, I sat transfixed by the resolve of the people of Japan.
The politics of productivity
Blog 3/29/2011 Post a comment
Politics and productivity seem to go hand-in-hand in semiconductor R&D organizations, so it's hardly surprising that ostensibly poor performers use politics to avoid scrutiny.
Standards for 3D?
Blog 3/28/2011 1 comment
18th Electronic Design Process Symposium is a good venue for discussing the need for 3D ICs standardization.
‘Dear God…’ (From the Dog)
Blog 3/26/2011 9 comments
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of ‘Diaries belonging to the Cat’ and ‘To-do lists for the Dog’ type messages going around the Internet, but this was a new one for me and it made me smile so I thought I’d share it…
The quietly heroic
Blog 3/23/2011 1 comment
The sacrifices of Japanese engineers and technicians in fighting their nuclear crisis are truly noble.
Error messages we can all understand
Blog 3/23/2011 14 comments
Have you ever been working with a computer when something goes ‘pear-shaped’ and you receive an error message that might be written in Martian for all the good it does you?
May you live in interesting times…
Blog 3/21/2011 1 comment
When change happens, it usually hurts somebody, and that is why the expression ‘May you live in interesting times’ is usually seen as a curse, but I see this as an opportunity for EDA…
Smarter solutions for in-vehicle signage and infotainment
Blog 3/21/2011 Post a comment
This white paper at the Intel Embedded Community looks at an example using the Intel Atom E600 of how an industrial-grade solution can be deployed with in-vehicle digital multimedia applications to provide rich multimedia content for instant information and entertainment delivery.
Putting a face on the Anonymous 50
Blog 3/18/2011 22 comments
Despite media’s blanket coverage on Japan’s runaway nuclear disasters, there is one thing that still remains invisible: Who are those 50 nameless people risking their lives while working around the clock on a radioactive tinderbox in Fukushima?
Don't call Japan, the line is busy
Blog 3/13/2011 11 comments
For as long as the first 18 hours after I learned about Japan’s tsunami, I was unable to track down my own family members back in Japan, find out where they were, and whether they were safe.
Silicon Valley's rise in wireless
Blog 3/8/2011 1 comment
With the value of smartphone sales poised to surpass that of personal computers around the globe, Silicon Valley has emerged as a major center of influence for wireless.