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Altera CEO got $4.1 million in 2008
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
The Associated Press reported that Altera CEO John Daane pulled down a compensation package worth $4.1 million last year, an increase of 25 percent over 2007.
Does branding matter in the semi industry?
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3/25/2009   2 comments
Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov made some comments recently about what he sees as the limited value of branding/marketing in the programmable logic and broader semiconductor space. He is not alone. But there are also many who would disagree with him.
Notes on third-party FPGA design tools
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
A few notes on some interesting discussions about third-party FPGA design tools that have come up over the past couple of weeks.
Arrggghh -- it's Friday the 13th!
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
It's my last day with Programmable Logic DesignLine, and I just realized that it's Friday 13th ... should I be filled with grim forebodings?
What music should be playing as ...?
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Following the musical mentions in my newsletter, readers are offering suggestions as to the tune that should be playing as I leave Programmable Logic Design...
Incredibly useful (and FREE) WiFi Scanner
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Improve your wireless connection: inSSIDer is a free Wi-Fi network scanner for use with Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
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3/11/2009   2 comments
I'm very excited, because my friend and I have just launched a new website called *The Way Things Were* that allows folks to share their memories of yesteryear...
Stonehenge or bust
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3/10/2009   Post a comment
When I was about 20 years old, I was fortunate enough to visit Stonehenge; once you've been there it stays with you...
Mathematicians in uproar (and lots of other *stuff*)
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
Equations; Mathematicians, Pancakes; The French; George W. Bush; Web Browser Photo Editors; Dementia; more...
Stranger than (science) fiction
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
I couldn't make this stuff up...
Conned: A History of Scams, Frauds and Swindles
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Here's yet another item I've added to my ever-growing *Wish List* at Amazon.
Video: Interview with Bill Carter
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
In which yours truly gets to chat with Bill Carter, the designer of the world's first FPGA.


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