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Category Archives: Chip+System Design

TSMC says 3D-IC will help “Beat Moore’s Law”

This post from Richard Goering of the Cadence blogging community is a great analysis of the TSMC keynote speech by TSMC North America president Rick Cassidy at the recent CDNLive! … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Raspberry Pi has Manufacturing and Distribution Partnerships

Good news, Slashdot and others are reporting that Raspberry Pi has manufacturing and distribution partnerships that will enable wide-scale availability of its devices! Eben Upton, one of the leaders of … Continue reading

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March 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Power of Connectedness

I want to share this video with you, it was created for communications semiconductor maker Broadcom Corporation – my employer – with a specific tie-in to the Consumer Electronics Show. … Continue reading

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January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

How to Find Hazardous Materials Fast

Quick and Easy InnovXsystems Delta Analyzer You’ve heard the stories of consumer product watchdogs finding lead in the paint of childrens’ toys and such, but did you ever stop to … Continue reading

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February 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

LeCroy Brings Cool New Visuals to DesignCon 2011

One of the most difficult parts of covering electronics industry trade shows is finding anything visually interesting to photograph or videotape.  Marketing budgets are always tight, and with the economy … Continue reading

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February 2, 2011 · 7 Comments

EDA is Despicable Me

On Friday evening I took my three girls and the daughter of their horse trainer down to the local grade school for a “family movie night.” The film they were … Continue reading

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January 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Privately-Held Ensphere Breaks Into 10G Optical Transceiver Game

Privately-held communications IC maker Ensphere Solutions today announced the availability of a power-optimized 10G transceiver IC (ESI-1002) and laser diode shunt driver IC (ESI-1010). The pairing minimizes power dissipation in … Continue reading

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January 24, 2011 · Leave a comment