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Intel Conveys Compute Card Capabilities at CES - Intel is once again adding a new computing form factor to the mix. At CES Intel announced its new Intel Compute Card. It combines CPU, GPU, DRAM, storage, WiFi, and communications inside a small modular housing slightly larger than a credit card and about 5mm thick. Intel already offers its Compute Stick, but it is limited in its interface options. The compute Stick only supports HDMI along with USB and WiFi, making it a bit limited. Unlike t...
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It's All About the Models - The world-renowned statistician, Professor George Box, said, "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." -- that quote was the theme for one of the technical talks at the recent MOS-AK Workshop, held at UC-Berkeley. The workshop provided presentations from the leading developers of compact device models. The audience spanned the full range of the semiconductor
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Getting Ready for Bluetooth-5 Verification - Bluetooth has been very successful for many years, but arguably trapped in a niche, at least for us consumers, as a short-range wireless alternative to a wire connection – to connect your phone to a car or speakers for
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Cyber Risks Compound with Technology Adoption - Just how reliant are we on computing infrastructure? Sometimes it takes just a little outage to get a taste of the interwoven dependency we don’t readily see. It can be small. The international travelers landing in U.S. airports on January 3rd, one of the busiest travel days of the year, found themselves stuck in long lines due to a temporary outage with the customs processing system. Mobs of disgruntled holiday travelers waited for the issue ...
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Tool Trends Highlight an Industry Trend for AMS designs - Archaeologists often use tools found in digs as a major indicator of trends in civilizations. The same could be said for trends in design, though we don’t have to reconstruct these design trends – we tend to see them ahead of us. The trend in this case is the growing importance of sensors in designs and there’s no better example of that trend than in the evolution of smart cars. The use of sensor technology has now become an integral...
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Analog Bits and TSMC! - As a long time semiconductor IP professional I can tell you for a fact that it is one of the most challenging segments of semiconductor design. Given the growing criticality of semiconductor IP, the challenges
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CEO Interview: Toshio Nakama of S2C - I haven’t sat down to speak with S2C since we collaborated on the book, PROTOTYPICAL, published just before DAC 2016 and even then, I hadn’t spoken to Toshio Nakama, their CEO. Toshio splits his time between
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Three Interesting Things from TSMC! - First, the TSMC Museum of Innovation is now open and it’s quite impressive. Located right below Fab 12, it is definitely worth an hour of your time. Second, Morris Chang was on the investor call which made it much more
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Making the Move from 28nm to FinFET! - If you click FinFET in the SemiWiki.com Latest News: navigation bar at the top of this page you will get a list of 86 blogs that have been viewed more than 600,000 times.
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Netspeed Gemini NoC Provides Coherent Fabric in Mobileye’s Next-generation EyeQ5 SoC
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Analog, Low-power Optimization at SMIC - Talking with actual IC designers is always fascinating to me, because these engineers are the unsung heroes that enable our modern day world of consumer and industrial electronics. Too often we only hear from the CEO or other C-level executives in the press about their own companies, products, services and vision. I recently had the pleasure to interact with Josh Yang, Director of the SMIC IP R&D Center about one specific IP block that his group was ...
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Industrial IoT (IIoT) – Beyond Silicon Valley - Industry 4.0, Smart Factory 1.0, and Internet of Manufacturing are industry initiatives aimed at accelerating the Industrial IoT. With current market forecast exceeding $40 billion and projected to approach $100 billion by 2020, IIoT has everyone’s attention. Well, almost everyone. Turning volumes of factory data into actionable information from the supply chain, to the floor, to operations, and up to management, and potentially to customers, ...
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The SemiWiki Project, the premier semiconductor question and answer site, is a growing online community of 50,000+ professionals involved with the semiconductor design and manufacturing ecosystem. 

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