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Semiconductors, Apple Pie, and the 4th of July!

Semiconductors, Apple Pie, and the 4th of July!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-04-2023 at 6:00 am

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Semiconductors, apple pie, and the 4th of July are American traditions. You can read about the history of semiconductors in our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry” and the history of Arm in our book “Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of Arm processors in our Devices“.… Read More


Trends and Challenges in Quantum Computing

Trends and Challenges in Quantum Computing
by Ahmed Banafa on 02-02-2023 at 10:00 am

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Quantum Computing is the area of study focused on developing computer technology based on the principles of quantum theory. Tens of billions of public and private capitals are being invested in Quantum technologies. Countries across the world have realized that quantum technologies can be a major disruptor of existing businesses… Read More


Careful Who You Work for

Careful Who You Work for
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-02-2023 at 6:00 am

Careful Who You Work for

When one is looking for a job and that hunt extends from weeks into months or even years one is inclined to default to an any-port-in-a-storm mindset. Some recent experiences suggest to me that that mentality may need a reevaluation.

I was surprised to learn recently, from conversations with industry acquaintances, that one’s… Read More


Effective Writing and ChatGPT. The SEMI Test

Effective Writing and ChatGPT. The SEMI Test
by Bernard Murphy on 01-25-2023 at 6:00 am

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ChatGPT is a hot topic, leading a few of my colleagues to ask me as a writer what I think of the technology.  I write content for tech companies and most of my contacts freely confess that they or more often their experts struggle with writing. If a tool could do that job for them they would be happy and I would have to find a different hobby.… Read More


9 Trends Will Dominate Blockchain Technology In 2023

9 Trends Will Dominate Blockchain Technology In 2023
by Ahmed Banafa on 12-20-2022 at 10:00 am

9 Trends Will Dominate Blockchain Technology In 2023

It’s clear that blockchain will revolutionize operations and processes in many industries and governments agencies if adopted, but its adoption requires time and efforts, in addition blockchain technology will stimulate people to acquire new skills, and traditional business will have to completely reconsider their processes… Read More


The Metaverse: Myths and Facts

The Metaverse: Myths and Facts
by Ahmed Banafa on 08-18-2022 at 10:00 am

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Any new technology involves a certain amount of ambiguity and myths. In the case of the Metaverse, however, many of the myths have been exaggerated and facts were misrepresented, while the Metaverse vision will take years to mature fully, the building blocks to begin this process are already in place. Key hardware and software … Read More


Facebook or Meta: Change the Head Coach

Facebook or Meta: Change the Head Coach
by Ahmed Banafa on 03-20-2022 at 6:00 am

Facebook or Meta Change the Head Coach

The title of this article shows one side of the problem with #Meta or Facebook which is how people saying the name and adding “whatever their name now….”, but let me get down to the main points by giving this example of comparing Facebook changing of its name to Meta, to repainting an old house with cracks and outdated design which will… Read More


CMOS Forever?

CMOS Forever?
by Asen Asenov on 01-16-2022 at 6:00 am

CMOS Forever

Today, the CMOS chip manufacturing is the pinnacle of the human technology defining economy, society and perhaps us as modern humans. This was highlighted by the recent chip shortage, followed by the ‘shocking’ realization that more than 80% of all chips are manufactured in the Far East.

Important decisions need to be taken by … Read More


Where is the Monument of the Silicon Glen?

Where is the Monument of the Silicon Glen?
by Asen Asenov on 11-16-2021 at 10:00 am

NEC Plant Livingston

In 1991, I arrived in Glasgow to become a lecturer in Glasgow University, attracted by the Silicon Glen – the heart of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe. Here are few facts:

  • The larges semiconductor plant in Europe at that time was the NEC DRAM manufacturing site in Livingstone. When I visited the plant, I was mesmerized
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Thick Data vs. Big Data

Thick Data vs. Big Data
by Ahmed Banafa on 11-07-2021 at 10:00 am

Thick Data vs. Big Data

One of the challenges facing businesses in post-COVID-19 world is the fact that consumer behavior won’t go back to pre-pandemic norms. Consumers will purchase more goods and services online, and increasing numbers of people will work remotely just to mention few major changes . As companies begin to navigate the post-COVID-19… Read More