Go to summer school at DAC Blog 5/30/2009 Post a comment A number of EDA professors have organized a Design Automation Summer School that is supported by donations from government and industry, to be held in conjunction with DAC.
Apollo forum: The epic that launched a generation of engineers Blog 5/28/2009 43 comments On the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, EE Times will celebrate the voyage of Apollo 11 through the stories of those who helped send human beings to another world. We want to hear from readers about how Apollo 11 and the five other lunar landings inspired them to become engineers and problem solvers.
Digital Videos Blog 5/27/2009 1 comment Do people really use "legal" digital downloads of video content or am I the only one who has not embraced this yet?
Transportation Sector looks to Battery Power Blog 5/26/2009 Post a comment Owen Glubiak guest blogs about the rising importance of batteries to the automotive sector and how, despite the battery being an efficient solution, one must look at the effects this additional draw will have on the electric grid.
ESD keeps EDA tools hopping Blog 5/26/2009 Post a comment Potential catastrophic failures from ESD can have large positive effects on yield and performance but at the same time complying with new verification rules is difficult and time consuming using conventional approaches.
3G vs. USB vs WiFi Coming Blog 5/25/2009 1 comment In the new tests I'm going to look at how long it takes to download content across different. I'm going to test downloading on a 3G network, USB and WiFi across three different phones - the iPhone 3G and the BlackBerries Storm and Bold. Not only am I going to look at the amount of time it takes, but also which is easiest. There is definately something to be said about the portability of being able to download content on the go with wireless standards, but are they going to be fast enough to m
Product planning critical to high-tech success: Siemens' Maurer Blog 5/21/2009 Post a comment As a percentage of sales, high tech manufacturers often spend more than companies in other industries on R&D activities but the payoff is typically delayed so maximizing investment using product lifecycle management tools is extremely important especially in the current economic environment.
HDMI v1.4 Really? Why? Blog 5/20/2009 Post a comment Leaks have come out about the next version of the HDMI standard. There are a few interesting additions that have been made, but many of them are a bit confusing as to the real benefit that they will offer.
Executive viewpoint: Why Microsoft is investing in Russia Blog 5/20/2009 1 comment Despite the global economic downturn, Microsoft's perspective on Russia has not shifted. Microsoft, for its part, will continue to invest in Russia and is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth and social development, in line with government priorities.
The thing about Aart Blog 5/18/2009 Post a comment Synopsys' Aart DeGeuss could not pass up adding analog IP to his intellectual property stable that has revenues reported to be $100 million.
Risk-reward structures in EDA Blog 5/15/2009 Post a comment Events in recent months have highlighted to all of us the perils of miscalculating risk. In most facets of our lives, outcomes usually match incentives. So, it's worth thinking about the behaviors that are incented by risk-reward profiles in EDA today.
Unlimited Data Plans Going Away? Blog 5/11/2009 1 comment There was an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal called Demands on Network Are an iPhone Hang-Up. The article talks about the bandwidth demands of smart phones, in particular, the iPhone. While AT&T charges the same amount per month for iPhone users that they charge for other smart phone users, the amount of bandwidth used by iPhones is considerably higher, leading to increased costs for AT&T.
Fixing Fiats again in the U.S. Blog 5/6/2009 Post a comment Who could have imagined Chrysler Corp. being rescued by Fiat? When Fiats last appeared in the U.S. automobile market, they were viewed by most American drivers as quirky little cars from Italy with maintenance problems.
3D Coming Soon to a TV Near You Blog 5/6/2009 Post a comment I have to admit that I am intrigued with the concept of a 3D TV. I have fond memories of watching King Kong with blue and red glasses as a child, and seeing the Star Wars ride on a trip to Disney Land. And the technology has come a long, long way since then.