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SemiWiki is an Open Forum for Semiconductor Professionals!

SemiWiki is an Open Forum for Semiconductor Professionals!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-15-2014 at 10:05 am

Why should you be a part of SemiWiki? Two reasons: One, SemiWiki is an excellent semiconductor networking tool. Quite often “who you know” comes into play in your professional life so network-network-network. Two, SemiWiki is all about personal branding. Establish yourself as a person of interest in your chosen field and opportunities… Read More


CEVA Webinar: DSP solution for mobile and wearable devices

CEVA Webinar: DSP solution for mobile and wearable devices
by Eric Esteve on 06-10-2014 at 11:10 am

CEVA is well known as DSP IP core provider for Wireless Application Processor, but the Teak-Lite IP family is also very successful for Audio application, with more than 3 billion Audio IC shipped to date. CEVA is proposing a webinar addressing two of the most important IoT needs, a DSP based Audio implementation and CEVA-Bluetooth… Read More


Don’t Eat Rubber Chicken in the Best Food City in the World

Don’t Eat Rubber Chicken in the Best Food City in the World
by Paul McLellan on 05-31-2014 at 8:55 am

You are going to DAC next week. And you don’t want to eat a Moscone Center rubber chicken Caesar salad for lunch. But you lack local knowledge. So here are some places within a 10 minute walk (these are just places I like. Nobody is paying me to recommend them).

The food court in the San Francisco Center on Market Street between … Read More


Google Robot Cars are Coming!

Google Robot Cars are Coming!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-30-2014 at 10:30 am

Paul McLellan and I attended the 2014 Embedded Vision Summit in Silicon Valley this week. The most interesting session for me was on the new Google car that was announced earlier in the week. But first, to set the stage, let’s look at a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that shows motor vehicle… Read More


Semiconductor Meme Contest!

Semiconductor Meme Contest!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-13-2014 at 7:00 am

Hopefully we all know what memes are, if not, ask one of your children or grandchildren. Having four grown children of my own I see memes posted on my FaceBook page now and again in support of my superior parenting skills. Remember when EETimes used to run a picture and readers would send in funny captions? An early form of meme, not that… Read More


Dinner with Dr. Walden C. Rhines!

Dinner with Dr. Walden C. Rhines!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-06-2014 at 7:00 am

You are cordially invited to have dinner with my favorite EDA CEO, Dr. Walden C. Rhines (the C stands for Clark by the way). Wally will be the dinner keynote speaker at the Electronic Design Process Symposium on April 17[SUP]th[/SUP] at the Yacht Club in Monterey. When registering use Promo Code: SemiWikiGofor $50 off. Such a deal!… Read More


Undo Your Code

Undo Your Code
by Paul McLellan on 03-30-2014 at 9:21 pm

When I was a Virtutech a few years ago we had a product called Hindsight. It looked close to magic when you used it since it allowed you to run code backwards. I assume that the technology is still lurking under the hood in Wind River’s Simics product, now part of Intel. The way the code worked is that as the software executed, Simics… Read More


Will Google Design Server SoCs?

Will Google Design Server SoCs?
by Beth Martin on 02-13-2014 at 12:22 pm

Google is search, of course, but it is also OS (Android), systems (Glass) and increasingly, maybe, hardware. Rumors are swirling that through careful acquisitions and focused internal development, Google is set to make its own server SoCs.

Google’s Larry Page has stated that they are in the hardware business. They’ve been making… Read More


International CES: Day Four

International CES: Day Four
by Bill Jewell on 01-08-2014 at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 8.

Sensors are big at CES. Big as in many vendors and applications, but small in size. Sensors were prominent features in automobiles, PCs, tablets and mobile phones. But the most exciting is the relatively new area of digital health and fitness. CES has 366 exhibitors in this category, with most of them featuring… Read More


Patterns looking inside, not just between, logic cells

Patterns looking inside, not just between, logic cells
by Don Dingee on 12-27-2013 at 5:00 pm

Traditional logic testing relies on blasting pattern after pattern at the inputs, trying to exercise combinations to shake faults out of logic and hopefully have them manifested at an observable pin, be it a test point or a final output stage. It’s a remarkably inefficient process with a lot of randomness and luck involved.

Getting… Read More