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EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – September 12th
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Xilinx, Altera, UMC, Breker, ASML, Aselta, ASSET, Oski, Carbon, X-fab, CEVA and Mentor the lineup today. See here for their news…
CEO Spotlight: Ellis Smith, Blue Pearl Software
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Ellis Smith, CEO of Blue Pearl talks about the approach they are taking for being successful in the FPGA software market…
Book excerpt: Mixed-signal methodology guide
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9/12/2012   2 comments
This book, Mixed-signal Methodology Guide provides a broad overview of mixed-signal design, verification and implementation methodologies…
London Calling: Huawei investing in U.K.
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9/12/2012   4 comments
Chinese telecom giant Huawei expects to spend $2 billion over the next five years creating 700 jobs in the U.K., taking local employment up to 1,500 by 2017.
Choosing your business strategy
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Entrepreneur Maheen Hamid looks beyond the iconic opposites to offer advice on your business strategy.
Opinion: Why IDEs for hardware design fail
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9/11/2012   10 comments
Hardware designers hate integrated development environments (IDEs), and they have good reasons to do so...
EDA Countdown: 4-6
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This is a countdown of the top ten design articles seen in the EDA Designline during my first year at the helm...
Book excerpt: High-level synthesis blue book - part2
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The promise of high-level synthesis (HLS) is a powerful one: the ability to generate production-quality register transfer level (RTL) implementations from high-level specification...
BOM bom bom...the Kindle Fire refresh!
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9/10/2012   3 comments
Last week, Amazon’s charismatic CEO, Jeff Bezos, showed the world his company was more than just a one-trick tablet pony, unveiling a brand new lineup of Kindle Fire products aimed at the mass market. TechInsights is first with the predicted bill of materials costs...
Intels Haswell shines, but Atom remains cloudy
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With the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) starting tomorrow (September 11) and the pending launch of new products from Apple on Wednesday, all eyes are on San Francisco. Not only will these two events define the direction of many new consumer electronics products, but also the technology driving them.
Why engineering students need a virtual lab bench
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9/10/2012   9 comments
Build a lab and they will come – and stand in line. Put the lab online and students can carry out experiments anywhere. That’s the premise behind Virginia Tech's “Lab-in-a-box”.
London Calling: Sony set to make Raspberry Pi
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9/10/2012   16 comments
Sony will make low cost, credit card-sized single board computers called Raspberry Pi. Would something closer to the real world do more to excite young people's interest?
Yoshida in China: What is the Chinese Dream?
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9/10/2012   36 comments
The last thing I expected was for the last week's Democratic National Convention to be a topic of water-cooler conversation in China.
Apple, Amazon and design's future
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9/9/2012   3 comments
Amazon's new low-cost tablets aren't the answer, but we're almost there, argues Vivek Wadhwa.
What were they thinking: Jet powered surfboard
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9/7/2012   1 comment
Design patents can be somewhat controversial and this is perhaps at the heart of the Apple-Samsung controversy. Do you know what a design patent is...
Predicting next wave to extract max energy
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9/7/2012   3 comments
Researchers are collaborating to make marine renewable energy an optimal source of power.
Best of the web – September 7th
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Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
Worst commutes in the nation
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9/6/2012   16 comments
As the economy improves, we spend more time in the car. What are your calm-commute strategies?
Intel forum is next front in x86 vs. ARM war
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9/6/2012   15 comments
AMD, ARM, Apple and Intel are gearing up for a small but significant skirmish next week in the war over the future of computing—and it’s all happening during the Intel Developer Forum.
Wind turbine industry to grow by 5.7% from 2011-2016
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The global wind turbines industry totaled revenues of $36.9 billion in 2011, representing a compound annual growth rate of 1.5 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to the Research and Markets.
Our jobs are hard, but they won't kill us
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9/5/2012   8 comments
A former electronic warfare specialist in Vietnam recalls the day, in the relative safety of the flight line, when he realized what war is really about.
Top ten design articles in my first year of EDA Designline
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It is difficult to believe, but it was almost a year ago when I took over the EDA Designline and here are the top articles for the year…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – September 5th
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Sonics, Arteris, Cadence, Synopsys, Sand 9, Ericsson and Altera made the lineup today. See here for their news…
AWR and NI, one year later
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Somehow our one year anniversary has come and gone without much fanfare
Manufacturing resurgence in the Silicon Valley
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9/5/2012   3 comments
One of the most robust areas for manufacturing resurgence is in Silicon Valley. Who knew?
London Calling: ARM's East copes with uncertainty
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9/5/2012   13 comments
Warren East, the CEO of U.K. processor licensor ARM Holdings, has warned that sales will slow in second half in 2012 due global economic uncertainty.
Frank Burge, who helped launch Apple, dead at 78
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9/4/2012   25 comments
Frank Burge, an influential technology publishing executive who also helped launch Apple Inc., died Aug. 29 after a battle with cancer. He was 78.
Book excerpt: High-level synthesis blue book
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The promise of high-level synthesis (HLS) is a powerful one: the ability to generate production-quality register transfer level (RTL) implementations from high-level specification...
London Calling: The power of silicon-carbide
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9/3/2012   2 comments
China is getting in on the supply of silicon carbide wafers but long-time U.S. supplier Cree has increased the size of wafer it can supply.
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