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Author Interview: Bernard Murphy on his latest book

Author Interview: Bernard Murphy on his latest book
by Daniel Nenni on 01-04-2021 at 10:00 am

The Tell Tale Entreprenuer

Over the last 40 years, Bernard has worked with semiconductor and EDA companies in hands-on, management and consulting roles in engineering, sales and marketing. He most recently co-founded Atrenta where he created and led the development of SpyGlass, retiring as CTO when Atrenta was acquired by Synopsys. Post-retirement,… Read More


SemiWiki in 2021!

SemiWiki in 2021!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-01-2021 at 6:00 am

Happy New Year 2021 SemiWiki 5

Today is SemiWiki’s 10th anniversary so an extra special Happy New Year to all! It has been an exciting 10 year adventure for sure and I hope it can continue for another 10 years, absolutely.

2020 brought in a record amount of content, readers and members. Our readership grew 70% YoY in 2020 according to Google Analytics which is a big… Read More


Quantum Teleportation: Facts and Myths

Quantum Teleportation: Facts and Myths
by Ahmed Banafa on 12-28-2020 at 10:00 am

Quantum Teleportation Facts and Myths

Quantum teleportation is a technique for transferring quantum information from a sender at one location to a receiver some distance away. While teleportation is portrayed in science fiction as a means to transfer physical objects from one location to the next, quantum teleportation only transfers quantum information. [1]… Read More


Quantum Internet Explained

Quantum Internet Explained
by Ahmed Banafa on 12-06-2020 at 10:00 am

Quantum Internet Explained

Building a quantum internet is a key ambition for many countries around the world, such a breakthrough will give them competitive advantage in a promising disruptive technology, and opens a new world of innovations and unlimited possibilities.

Recently the US Department of  Energy (DoE) published the first blueprint of its… Read More


The Tell-Tale Entrepreneur, An Easy New Year’s Resolution

The Tell-Tale Entrepreneur, An Easy New Year’s Resolution
by Bernard Murphy on 11-19-2020 at 6:00 am

The Tell-Tale Entrepreneur

Wondering what you might do to up your game next year? What about improving your communication skills? Soothing an angry client, trying to find appeal for a product that’s not exciting customers, or finding the right investor? Working through a growth challenge you under-estimated, or generating excitement in an audience you… Read More


How to multiply currents: Inside a Counterfeit Analog Multiplier

How to multiply currents: Inside a Counterfeit Analog Multiplier
by Ken Shirriff on 09-27-2020 at 10:00 am

Inside a Counterfeit Analog Multiplier

A recent Twitter thread about a counterfeit analog multiplier chip attracted my attention since I’m interested in both counterfeit integrated circuits and how analog computers multiply. In the thread, John McMaster decapped a suspicious AD633 analog multiplier chip and found an entirely different Rockwell RC4200… Read More


Innovating to Survive

Innovating to Survive
by Vivek Wadhwa on 09-27-2020 at 8:00 am

Innovating to Survive

The global COVID-19 pandemic has almost shut down entire industries, forcing companies of all sizes to adapt and evolve. It has also done incredible things for a pivot to innovation.

Safety has had to come first. And for many, that meant changing how they worked, using technology to power a shift to remote work and servicing of customers.… Read More


Inside the HP Nanoprocessor: A High-speed Processor That Can’t Even Add

Inside the HP Nanoprocessor: A High-speed Processor That Can’t Even Add
by Ken Shirriff on 09-06-2020 at 10:00 am

Inside the HP Nanoprocessor

The Nanoprocessor is a mostly-forgotten processor developed by Hewlett-Packard in 19741 as a microcontroller2 for their products. Strangely, this processor couldn’t even add or subtract,3 probably why it was called a nanoprocessor and not a microprocessor. Despite this limitation, the Nanoprocessor powered numerous… Read More


Appraising the Health of Early-stage Startups

Appraising the Health of Early-stage Startups
by Richard Curtin on 08-02-2020 at 10:00 am

APGAR Point Scoring System

Investors of capital, whether financial or human, utilize numerous methods to decide to participate with an early-stage / seed-stage technology company. The risks are, by definition, much higher than later stage companies pursuing investment in their Series B/C or beyond rounds. It is helpful to establish consistent “health… Read More


I Cancelled My Flight

I Cancelled My Flight
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-05-2020 at 10:00 am

I Cancelled My Flight

Three weeks in to the current period of COVID-19 “social distancing” guidelines I have cancelled already-booked flights to Barcelona (cancellation of Mobile World Congress), Austin, Tex. (cancellation of SXSW), and London (cancelled company meeting). So it seemed logical that I’d cancel my flight to … Read More