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DAC 2012 Must-See! Hogan’s Heros: Learning from Apple

DAC 2012 Must-See! Hogan’s Heros: Learning from Apple
by Holly Stump on 04-23-2012 at 6:30 pm

Who doesn’t love the perennial Hogan’s Heros panel at DAC? Always provocative and illuminating, for technologists, entrepreneurs, and strategists.

At DAC 2012, Jim Hogan’s panel is “Learning from Apple”:Apple. We admire their devices, worship their creators and praisetheir stock in our portfolios. Apple is synonymous withRead More

Milestones to Building a Successful Technology Software Company

Milestones to Building a Successful Technology Software Company
by Daniel Payne on 04-19-2012 at 11:04 pm

May 31, 2012 at Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA

Join us on May 31, 2012 for the first in a series of conversations exploring concepts and best practices for emerging companies. The first conversation will outline the critical milestones which must be conquered to take a start-up from early stages to a strong, growing, sustainable… Read More

"Mechanics of Creativity" at DAC 2012: Oxymoron?

"Mechanics of Creativity" at DAC 2012: Oxymoron?
by Holly Stump on 04-19-2012 at 8:13 pm

A perennial DAC highlight for me is the panel session sponsored by Women in Electronic Design. This year, it is called “The Mechanics of Creativity: What does it take to be an idea machine?”

Is this an oxymoron?

I interviewed panelist Dee McCrorey , Chief Risk Guru and Innovation Catalyst at Risktaking for Success LLC, to find out.Read More

Linley Tech Mobile Conference

Linley Tech Mobile Conference
by Paul McLellan on 04-18-2012 at 2:14 pm

I went to part of the Linley Tech Mobile Conference. This is the current incarnation of what started life as Michael Slater’s Microprocessor Report, and the twice-yearly Microprocessor Forum. These very technical analysis organizations seem to work well when they are a small group of analysts working together to cover… Read More

I Love DAC

I Love DAC
by Paul McLellan on 04-13-2012 at 1:16 pm

For the fourth year Atrenta, Cadence and Springsoft are jointly sponsoring the “I LOVE DAC” campaign. In case you have been hibernating all winter, DAC is June 3-7th in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.

There are two parts to “I LOVE DAC”. First, if you register by May 15th (and they haven’t all… Read More

EDPS: 3D ICs, part II

EDPS: 3D ICs, part II
by Paul McLellan on 04-12-2012 at 10:00 pm

Part I is here.

In the panel session at EDPS on 3D IC a number of major issues got highlighted (highlit?).

The first is the problem of known-good-die (KDG) which is what killed off the promising multi-chip-module approach, perhaps the earliest type of interposer. The KDG problem is that with a single die in a package it doesn’t… Read More

EDPS: 3D ICs, part I

EDPS: 3D ICs, part I
by Paul McLellan on 04-10-2012 at 10:00 pm

The second day (more like a half-day) of EDPS was devoted to 3D ICs. There was a lot of information, too much to summarize in a few hundred words. The keynote was by Riko Radojcic of Qualcomm, who has been a sort of one-man-band attempting to drive the EDA and manufacturing industries towards 3D. Of course it helps if you don’t … Read More


by Paul McLellan on 04-09-2012 at 4:00 am

Mike Hutton of Altera spends most of his time thinking about a couple of process generations out. So a lot of what he worries about is not so much the fine-grained architecture of what they put on silicon, but rather how the user is going to get their system implemented. 2014 is predicted to be the year in which over half of all FPGAs will… Read More

EDPS: Parallel EDA

EDPS: Parallel EDA
by Paul McLellan on 04-08-2012 at 10:00 pm

EDPS was last Thursday and Friday in Monterey. I think that this is a conference that more people would benefit from attending. Unlike some other conferences, it is almost entirely focused around user problems rather than doing a deep dive into things of limited interest. Most of the presentations are more like survey papers and… Read More

DAC Pavilion Panels

DAC Pavilion Panels
by Paul McLellan on 04-05-2012 at 12:00 am

Once again DAC has a full program of panel sessions that take place on the exhibit floor at the DAC pavilion, aka booth 310.

Gary Smith kicks off the program with his annual “What’s Hot at DAC” presentation on Monday, June 4th, from 9:15-10:15am. The rest of Monday’s pavilion panels are:

  • “Low power to the people,” a panel discussing
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