Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
BrianBailey
User Rank
Blogger
re: Algotochip – part tools, part service
BrianBailey   4/25/2012 3:17:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Thank you Frank. I like to understand things whenever I can, and this one did have me scratching my head for a while. The liability angle here would scare me silly.

BrianBailey
User Rank
Blogger
re: Algotochip – part tools, part service
BrianBailey   4/25/2012 3:16:02 PM
NO RATINGS
It is interesting that you mention skill sets. I asked about the amount of domain experience they had. The answer was that their dataflow analysis tools helped their engineers understand things very quickly and to locate areas where optimization were possible.

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Rookie
re: Algotochip – part tools, part service
old account Frank Eory   4/24/2012 10:33:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Brian, this blog is quite a bit more insightful and descriptive of what this company is really all about than yesterday's "holy grail" article. Thanks for clarifying things.

sharps_eng
User Rank
Rookie
re: Algotochip – part tools, part service
sharps_eng   4/24/2012 9:16:32 PM
NO RATINGS
100 tapeouts is quite a track record, we don't know how successful they were but let's assume they were OK. Limited to ASIC implementations, Algo have arrived in time to meet a shrinking market, and while they may be just in time, you can see they may need a lot of investment of time and money to revise their tried and tested process to target FPGAs. Their jobs listing is interesting, it seems very uninspiring, even undemanding. I guess they want regular guys that they can mold, not high flyers that might start re-inventing stuff! I wish them well, this has been a mountain waiting to be climbed.



Most Recent Comments
Freek35
 
ROOMTEMPSC
 
seaEE
 
collin0
 
betajet
 
betajet
 
Bert22306
 
perl_geek
 
GregB1
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...