It gives me a very nice, somewhat nostalgic, feeling after attending the 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] DAC. There was a period during my final academic year in 1990 and my first job when I used to search through good technical papers in DAC proceedings and try implementing those concepts in my project work. In general, representation from ‘R&D… Read More
In my last blog about Zentera I talked about secure border computing standards and how there were two separate challenges. Firstly, to develop good security technology that is easy to deploy. The technology has to be solid before you need to worry about the second challenge.
The second challenge is to make the standard a standard.… Read More
As the red queen says in Alice Through the Looking Glass, “Here it takes all the running you can do to stay in the same place”. Development in an advanced process node seems like that. The process isn’t ready when you have to start design, so the PDKs change all the time. The EDA tools are not ready when you have to start… Read More
Very large datacenters have become economically attractive over the last decade. There are a several reasons for this. Virtualization and other software technologies have made it easier to make a datacenter look like a dedicated server, and at a much lower total cost of ownership of actually having your own dedicated server. … Read More
I wrote a few weeks ago about Zentera’s push to create a new standard for remote access that allows semiconductor companies and EDA companies to cooperate on resolving issues without requiring that the semiconductor company’s IP leaves the company network. At the 50,000 foot level, Zentera’s technology … Read More
When I was running engineering at Compass Design Automation, one of our customers was the National Security Agency (NSA, you’ve heard of them, they’ve kind of been in the news recently). They had a huge problem which was that when they ran into bugs they couldn’t send us any data to reproduce the bug, even a small… Read More