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The Relevance of System Design
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Both hardware and software development must continue to address coming system architecture challenges.
The certification game
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Wave 1 certification of Mobile WiMAX products is a good thing. Wave 2 certification would be infinitely better.
289 million delivered in Q1, or was it 291.6?
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
According to ABI Research's Jake Saunders, 'Year on year, 1Q 2008 was up 13.7% but 2Q 2008 is likely to be softer than in previous years.'
3D Image sensors -- what are they?
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
The 3D image is not created by stereo vision.
Infineon's quandary is AMD's warning
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
How do you sell something nobody wants? That's the problem facing Infineon as it seeks a buyer for its 77 percent interest in memory maker Qimonda.
Thanks for the memories
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
It's been three years since the inception of Digital TV DesignLine. Since the beginning, I have been its Site Editor. In that time, I have written and posted hundreds of stories on all aspects of Digital TV, set-top box creation, digital rights management, wireless HD, and a host of topics related to DTV. This is the final Blog.
Security and Privacy
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
Not a surprise that some think RFID and NFC implementations fail to adequately protect personal or identifiable stored information.
Analysis: Qimonda will be a hard sell
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
How do you sell something nobody wants? That's the problem facing Infineon Technologies as it tries to find a buyer for its majority stake in memory IC manufacturer Qimonda.
You might be missing the boat
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
Each week I load the site with news, products, and articles. What you don't see, however, is what you're missing if you aren't a newsletter subscriber.
Cautionary 802.11n tales on the web
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
There's always at least a few kinks to be worked out with any new technology and 802.11n was not likely to be an exception.
SPICE and all things nice
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
I have just been updating myself on the current state of play in the analog EDA world. Whilst my efforts may or may not have been worthwhile, time will tell, one consideration struck me; just what made SPICE so enduring and successful?
Analysis: AMD's credibility problem
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4/21/2008   1 comment
As if Advanced Micro Devices Inc. doesn't have enough problems fending off rival Intel Corp., the semiconductor supplier also must contend with an investment community that is very skeptical about AMD management's current strategy to achieve a much-needed turnaround.
Image sensor market improves
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4/18/2008   Post a comment
With the explosion in video surveillance and cell phone cameras, you'd expect the image sensor market to be doing well.
Intellectual Property: Joy and Sorrow
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4/17/2008   1 comment
The IP Symposium has been quite instructive.
Sam's Club Speaks Out
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4/17/2008   Post a comment
What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. At least not for the RFID industy.
NXP, ST and NFC (Who wins?)
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Near-field communications (NFC) is near and dear to NXP's strategic vision. And it's clearly one technology that it wants to keep after (if and when) the JV is formed.
Cell processor HD codec debuts
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba's H.264 / MPEG-2 video processor uses Cell's Synergistic Processing Element cores.
American Airlines
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4/12/2008   Post a comment
American Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights this week. The carrier's CEO says it will cost the company millions.
IDMs follow dinosaurs out
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
For those who wish to follow the delicate issue of outsourced production and its impact on the semiconductor market, here are some comments on how companies are being forced to compete on sales, marketing and design rather than on their ability to manage manufacturing better than rivals.
On the eve of NAB2008
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
It's that time of year again for the National Association of Broadcasters to hold their annual trade show in Las Vegas, NV. Billed as the world's largest electronic media show, it runs from April 11, 2008 - April 17, 2008, and will feature more than 1,600 exhibitors. This will be the last NAB Show before the DTV Transition.
RF Design on Printed Circuit Boards
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
RF design requires different set of simulation tools for IC and PCB designs.
CCFL display backlights have a few tricks
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
While LEDs grab the spotlight, CCFLs continue
An interesting hybrid
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
The first trial will be on three French national railway TGV trains. Since the trains travel at speeds as fast as 175 mph, this seems like quite an accomplishment.
Commentary: Court says European Commission didn't follow the rules for Deca-BDE exemption
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Analysis of the Court's April 1 judgment in the case brought by the European Parliament and Denmark against the Deca-BDE exemption shows that the Court doesn't speak out against nor in favour of the comprehensive risk assessment of the substance, but says it didn't follow the rules that are laid down in the RoHS Directive.
Analysis: AMD's numbers don't look good
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4/8/2008   1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will have to more than shrink its workforce to fundamentally change its operating structure.
Commentary: Don't put your e-passport in a microwave oven
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
It's one thing for a technology reporter to chronicle, step by Orwellian step, the development of RFID and its associated privacy issues for the past several years. It's another thing— exciting, disappointing and troubling—to face all those RFID concerns in reality, in the form of a brand new, Patriot Act-mandated electronic passport.
Viewpoint: Verification flow should be front and center
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
A new methodology provides software interface to aid test development, bringing the HAL and test firmware under the auspices of the device under test, allowing for reactive software verification and moving away from "black-box" design.
When Good News is NOT so Good
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
When adjusted for inflation and currency devaluation, EDA revenue do not look as good as EDAC states.
The DeepChip InFamous Census
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
John Cooley has published part 1 of his market survey of people on the ESNUG mailing list. The results are interesting, yet not surprising, unless you happen to be mostly stationed on another planet or singularly biased toward your particular EDA employer.
Opinion: Time for another AI reality check?
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4/2/2008   3 comments
Our progress in understanding the brain's operation obscures how little we actually know.
More on high-speed Bluetooth
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Time to tie up a few loose ends on the story we ran a couple of weeks ago on the 802.11 implementation of High-Speed Bluetooth interfering with WiMAX.
Live From CTIA
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Expect to see mobile phone cashless payment services in the United States by . . .


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