Analyst downgrades Xilinx after sales warning
News & Analysis 12/22/2010 2 comments
Xilinx was downgraded by a Wall Street analyst after the firm cut its sales guidance for the fiscal third quarter due to weaker than anticipated sales to a few large wireless communications customers.
Quantum mechanics saves Santa
Blog 12/17/2010 2 comments
With regard to my previous blog on Santa Claus, someone on the Yahoo How Things Work (HTW) group has located a rather interesting rebuttal (“It’s all Quantum,” as Terry Pratchett would say)…
Startup outlines monolithic 3-D chips
News & Analysis 12/10/2010 22 comments
Startup NuPGA claims to have the intellectual property to obsolete TSVs designed to stack microchip die with true monolithic technique for creating any type of 3-D chip.
Patent firm pursues DRAM, FPGA companies
News & Analysis 12/8/2010 13 comments
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, a patent holder and administration group founded by Nathan Myhrvold, a former CTO of Microsoft Corp., has taken action on multiple fronts alleging patent infringement. In semiconductor industry the firm is pursuing two memory chip makers and three FPGA vendors.
Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
Blog 12/7/2010 23 comments
Here are some more rambling musings with regard to migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7, including a simple (yet cunning) idea that could potentially make someone a lot of money…
Alien life and Metropolis II
Blog 12/3/2010 1 comment
So here’s the deal – yesterday evening while sitting in my car waiting for my son to get out of school I was searching for alien life (as you do) when I ran across Metropolis II…
Programmable ICs: the next Innovation Engine
Design How-To 12/2/2010 7 comments
The potential of programmable ICs seems endless; however in 2010 these devices will only capture up to 2% of the global semiconductor market. In order to grow further, the programmable industry must address some fundamental challenges.