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posted in July 2013
Flash DIMMS Invade DDR3 Slots
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7/30/2013   8 comments
Startup Diablo Technologies announced a chip that lets NAND flash ride on the DDR3 DIMM bus, enabling new memory applications.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3
News & Analysis  
7/18/2013   4 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
What's Microsemi Done With Actel's SmartFusion Product Range?
News & Analysis  
7/16/2013   8 comments
The SmartFusion2 product range is built on 65nm Flash technology and biased heavily towards security and defense applications.
First 20nm UtraScale ASIC-Class FPGA From Xilinx
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   1 comment
20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2x system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of the competition.
Xilinx Tapes Out 20nm FPGA
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   2 comments
Xilinx says it has taped out the first merchant chip in TSMC's 20nm process, the FPGA sporting its Ultrascale architecture.
FPGA Development Boards: The Universal Prototyping Tool?
News & Analysis  
7/5/2013   13 comments
With the growing availability of expansion boards like the FPGA Mezzanine Card, it is easier than ever to create a target hardware platform on which you can begin development.
Configurable Processors as an Alternative to FPGAs
Blog  
7/3/2013   3 comments
An exploration of using configurable processors as an alternative to the traditional FPGA approach to creating a custom system.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business
Blog  
7/3/2013   5 comments
As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
Cloud RAN Attracts Asian, European Carriers
News & Analysis  
7/2/2013   5 comments
Interest in building cellular networks out of banks of x86 servers is spreading beyond China Mobile to Korea, Japan, and Germany.
Global Chip Sales Buoyed by Phones, Memories
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   4 comments
An analyst predicts that industry bodies will report a sharp increase in the three-month moving average for May global chip sales.
Mobile, Cloud Define New Comms Reality
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7/1/2013   1 comment
We’ve redesigned the Communications Designline to be a news-centric, blog-heavy hotspot for what’s happening in today’s mobile/cloud era.
Can a Car Find a Parking Spot by Itself?
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7/1/2013   18 comments
Junko Yoshida is stubbornly dubious of autonomous driving, but she's strangely fascinated with the idea of autonomous parking.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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