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Recent content by Bill Martin

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    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits

    Many may not be aware but back in the 1970's, Hughes (I believe) had a fundamental process patent about self aligning gates/implanting. They targeted a few companies and when they got them to settle, they went after others. At the time, it was very easy to prove via pics that a company either...
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    Samsung plans to "Japan" all semiconductor materials ?

    No question, this can have a downside. But this will also force possibly new materials, new processes, etc to be developed that are superior to ones currently used. In addition, back in the 70-80s, one common question was how can we second source this ASIC? Why? they did not want to have a...
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    Intel auctioning off 5G patents

    yep, another way to be disruptive to the next cell standard. It would have been interesting to see if Qualcomm did not have a strangle hold on many of the cell patents....tough to go back in time to see how this market would have been affected by this change.....Intel could open it up and maybe...
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    Intel auctioning off 5G patents

    what might be interesting is for the US Gov't to purchase these patents and allow free usage to companies. US can decide if they want to provide free for all countries or determine what access costs.....odd thought given the trade conflicts and Huawei issues....
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    AI Plays Poker, Design Chips?

    This was an article that I read in Nature Briefing (email update). This article had the 'high' points but did not delve into specific poker players used in the study or how it was performed (or even about the algorithm). The article references a much deeper article and names the players...