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rick merritt   2/15/2010 3:23:19 AM
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This just in from ISSCC organizers: This year's attendance is slightly in excess of 2,700. Last year was just over 2,300, compared to 2008 which was about 3,450.

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rick merritt   2/12/2010 3:04:51 PM
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I don't think I have ever seen so many ISSCC papers that had power figures prominently featured in their titles. MIPS and megahertz have given way to milliwatts and picojoules as the new figures of merit. Power is the new performance.

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Bob Consultant   2/12/2010 6:40:29 AM
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Another IBM paper discussed the use of extra thin, fully depleted SOI. The catalog of advantages was impressive, although I am certain that there are huge fabrication problems lurking. The problems are worth solving.

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eschew-obfuscation   2/11/2010 6:02:43 PM
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the IBM wire speed chip is a potential game changer. I do NOT envy IBM competitor in the Enterprise server space!

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rick merritt   2/11/2010 2:50:13 AM
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For me there were two big things. IBM actually launched a whole new microprocessor at ISSCC--how often does that happen! And it remains the best social gathering of chip designers I've ever seen.

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