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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

Where have all the Leaders gone – a profile of T.J. Rodgers

Where have all the Leaders gone – a profile of T.J. Rodgers
by Erach Desai on 03-11-2020 at 10:00 am

T.J. Rodgers SemiWiki

Silicon Valley has morphed from the days of semiconductor fabs interspersed between strawberry farms, and 3:00 pm rush-hour traffic during the shift change for the fabrication facility engineers and technicians. The leadership of technology companies has also arguably devolved from people who inspired employees and stewarded… Read More

Rest in Peace Randy Smith (1959-2020)

Rest in Peace Randy Smith (1959-2020)
by Daniel Nenni on 02-08-2020 at 8:00 pm

Randy Smith Memorial

The semiconductor industry lost another good one last week, my friend, co-worker, and longtime SemiWiki contributor, Randy Smith. Randy published sixty blogs on SemiWiki over the last eight years that have been viewed more than a half million times. That is quite a digital legacy, absolutely.

Like myself, and many other semiconductor… Read More

The Tech Week that was January 20-24 2020

The Tech Week that was January 20-24 2020
by Mark Dyson on 01-28-2020 at 6:00 am

Semiconductor Weekly Summary 2

Happy Chinese New Year.  Let’s hope the Year of the Rat brings a recovery for the semiconductor industry.  The initial signs are all good with many positive indications in the news this week, but let’s hope the Wuhan coronavirus doesn’t derail the recovery by becoming a global emergency.  To all those based in China stay safe … Read More

Cycling and CES 2020

Cycling and CES 2020
by Daniel Payne on 01-16-2020 at 10:00 am

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It’s a new year, so time to share with you all things cycling being shown at CES. Yes, most of CES is devoted to new TV displays, futuristic automobiles, all things 5G, laptops and mobile phones, but there’s a growing segment of consumer products for fitness, and cycling happens to be my fitness passion. Riding a bike … Read More

No Coal in This Stocking: VCs and Nuclear Fusion

No Coal in This Stocking: VCs and Nuclear Fusion
by Bernard Murphy on 12-25-2019 at 6:00 am

Is fusion energy close?

Tis the time of year when product pitches are 100% at consumers. No-one in their right mind wants to push the nerdy behind-the-scenes stuff we usually talk about. This is a chance for me to go off the rails a little and consider unusual directions in innovation. We know all about VCs underwriting self-driving cars, intelligent everything… Read More

IEDM 2019 Press Lunch Exposed!

IEDM 2019 Press Lunch Exposed!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-10-2019 at 6:00 am

One of the many benefits of blogging for SemiWiki is the free conference passes and buffet lunches, absolutely. IEDM is one of the more prestigious semiconductor conferences, now in its 65th year, is being held at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco’s famed Union Square this week. This year more than 1,910 semiconductor professionals… Read More

Rwanda is Building Africa’s Very Own Silicon Valley – Known as Kigali Innovation City (KIC)

Rwanda is Building Africa’s Very Own Silicon Valley – Known as Kigali Innovation City (KIC)
by Nicky Verd on 12-05-2019 at 6:00 am

A multi-billion dollar project inspired by America’s Silicon Valley for the production and development of technological advancement is being built in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

This is an innovative effort, the first of its kind on the continent. The aim is to build a critical mass of talent, research and innovative… Read More

Intel vs AMD vs Google vs Amazon vs NUVIA

Intel vs AMD vs Google vs Amazon vs NUVIA
by Daniel Nenni on 11-29-2019 at 6:00 am

Arguably the cloud was the quickest road to riches for chip designers large and small. As an emerging company, if you wanted to raise money just put “Datacenter” in your pitch deck and you were assured millions. You would be competing with semiconductor’s version of David and Goliath (AMD and Intel) but that was a good thing, right?… Read More

The New SemiWiki Job Board!

The New SemiWiki Job Board!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-09-2019 at 6:00 am

As a very experienced semiconductor job seeker/employer the most important lesson I have learned in 35 years is that getting the first interview is not so much WHAT you know as WHO you know. Networking really is the key to career success and SemiWiki 2.0 is all about networking, absolutely.

In fact, that is one of the reasons why I became… Read More