What were they thinking: Overly complex design
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/31/2013 12 comments
I think Wile E. Coyote was the kind of person who created many of the patents I find to write about in my “what were they thinking” series. You know what I mean – those absurdly complicated gadgets...
Video: Funny magic trick
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/31/2013 Post a comment
I just ran across a video on YouTube (where else) billed as "Easily the funniest magic trick I've ever seen!" So, of course, I had to take a look…
NXP gears up for GaN production
Design How-To 5/31/2013 2 comments
The U.K. government is to provide 20 percent of the budget to support the creation of 100 power semiconductor jobs at NXP's Hazel Grove wafer fab in England.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – May 29th 2013
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ARM, ATopTech, Atrenta, Avery, Cadence, ClioSoft, Concept, EnSilica, G-Analog, Kilopass, Mentor, National Photonics, PRO DESIGN, ProximusDA, S2C, Silicon Frontline, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, TSMC, UMC and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Xilinx to test FinFET FPGAs in 2013
Design How-To 5/29/2013 4 comments
Xilinx's 'FinFast' program with foundry TSMC is aimed at delivering FPGA products made using 16-nm FinFETs in 2014, the same year that Altera will get 14-nm FinFET FPGAs from Intel.