1. John Ferguson is the Director of Marketing for Calibre DRC Applications at Mentor, a Siemens Business, in Wilsonville, Oregon, with extensive experience in physical design verification. He holds a BS degree in Physics from McGill University, an MS in Applied Physics from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.
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    John Ferguson reviews the key capital metrics you need to review when deciding whether to move to a new process.

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    Article How Channel Operating Margin helps Gigabit Ethernet PCB analysis

    The COM methodology is being extended and more widely adopted across high-speed designs thanks to deeper tool integration.

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  1. Michael Chen is Director, Design for Security, in the New Ventures Division of Mentor, a Siemens Business.
    Expert Insight Making security a profit center for silicon

    The assumption has been that extra security eats into profit margins. But with some lateral thinking it can actually improve the bottom line.

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    Expert Insight Supporting higher-resolution displays without major system redesign

    Using VESA’s Display Stream Compression (DSC) standard to enable visually lossless performance and low latency for ultra-high-definition displays.

  2. Expert Insight Using CCIX to implement cache coherent heterogeneous multiprocessor systems
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