National Security vs. Job Creation
Blog 12/8/2017 1 comment
In the U.S., CFIUS is bringing new levels of scrutiny to M&A’s, especially those involving foreign capital. But national security needs to be balanced with the benefits of investment capital coming into the country.
When Less is Moore
Semi Conscious 12/1/2017 4 comments
Remember the good old days when blindly following Moore's Law was the blueprint to success in the semiconductor industry? These days, migrating to the next node is much more complicated -- and expensive. Today's chip companies actually have to think.
IoT Skill Shortage Ahead
Blog 11/28/2017 3 comments
The growing Internet of Things is opening up a new range of jobs that require specific IoT skills--and we’re already seeing a shortage of qualified candidates.
Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
Blog 11/22/2017 2 comments
Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see use in companies faster than in our living rooms, but that’s not stopping developers from pushing the limits to woo consumers.
Qualcomm, China Mobile, ZTE Show 5G Data Interoperability
Blog 11/21/2017 1 comment
A 5G interoperability test system developed by Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile, combined with the pending development of the first 3GPP 5G-NR standard, are good indicators of the pending frenzy over 5G; it’s a good time to take a Boot Camp course on 5G.
Robocar’s Honking Problem
Blog 11/20/2017 15 comments
Not everyone believes that a robo-shuttle/truck crash in Las Vegas was just a minor glitch. Did those involved in the operation and design of the AV shuttle carry out enough of an in-depth risk assessment of the area?
The Future of Microcontrollers
Blog 11/16/2017 3 comments
Integration of eFPGA into microcontrollers is happening today now that this technology is available from multiple suppliers in 180nm to 16nm process nodes.
Broad/Qual/NXP Battle Begins
Blog 11/13/2017 11 comments
A week after Broadcom made a bold $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant rejected it, and Broadcom quickly announced it is standing pat. Now the battle begins in earnest.
How to Build a Nation
Blog 11/10/2017 Post a comment
China's recently concluded 19th congress and Japan's seeming struggle with its semiconductor industry lead ASPENCORE to ask: just what does it take to build a technologically powerful nation?
Engineers & NASCAR: Collaborate to Win
Blog 11/7/2017 Post a comment
Engineers at Voxdale had the opportunity to work with Anthony Kumpen, overall winner of the 2014 and 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, to investigate how the performance of his racing team’s car could be improved.
Broadcom, Qualcomm Groked
Blog 11/4/2017 4 comments
What would Hock Tan do with Qualcomm — and maybe even NXP — if the acquisition-prone CEO could gobble them both. Here are some thoughts.
Apple’s Qualcomm Grudge Runs Deep
Blog 11/2/2017 5 comments
The industry is abuzz with speculation that Apple might disdain Qualcomm’s 2018-model modem chips. Is Apple pulling all these maneuvers to win the legal fight at all costs?
Architectures Battle for Deep Learning
Blog 10/31/2017 3 comments
Chip vendors implement new applications in CPUs. If the application is suitable for GPUs and DSPs, it may move to them next. Over time, companies develop ASICs and ASSPs. Is Deep learning is moving through the same sequence?
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
Blog 10/23/2017 9 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
The Future is Automated
Blog 10/18/2017 2 comments
As the Industrial Internet revolutionizes manufacturing, the essential difference between the automation of the past and Industry 4.0 automation is scale.
Patent Reform Needs Reform
Blog 10/16/2017 8 comments
Although it has some good elements, the America Invents Act (AIA) undercuts the individual inventor the U.S. patent system was designed to protect.
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