Commentary

July 9, 2015

IBM and friends at 7nm: breakthrough or science project?

IBM, GlobalFoundries, Samsung and SUNY deserve kudos for manufacturing the first 7nm chip but the NREs involved still look frightening.
July 8, 2015

Remembering Gary Smith

The leading EDA analyst passed away late last week after a short illness. Graham Bell offers this remembrance.
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June 10, 2015

TSMC adds Cadence and Imagination subsystems for IoT

Foundry strikes two more Internet of Things subsystem deals for its 55nm ULP process based on Cadence Tensilica and Imagination MIPS/PowerVR cores.
June 9, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Wrap II – New customers

Electronics design needs to cope with a combination of major brands and tiny start-ups looking to exploit its skills even where their resources are thin.
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June 8, 2015

Synopsys to acquire Atrenta

Atrenta's SpyGlass line and others to be absorbed in Verification Continuum and Galaxy as part of EDA's latest major consolidation.
June 4, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Wrap 1 – Is ‘The Internet of Things’ that helpful an idea?

Everybody knows the words. Everybody has a different definition. Did calling the next big thing 'The Internet of Things' actually create a hindrance not a help?
June 4, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Taiwan and mainland China face off in IoT platforms

It wasn't just ARM and TSMC that launched a 55nm IoT platform this week. Across the Taiwan Strait, Brite and SMIC have unveiled a similar offering. The competition could tell us a lot about the IoT market's future.
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June 4, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Acer founder urges Taiwan to shift focus to software

Stan Shih says the Internet of Things is forcing Taiwan to reconsider its traditional concentration on electronics hardware.
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June 2, 2015

COMPUTEX 2015: Intel sets out battle plan for Thunderbolt I/O

Thunderbolt speed to double to 40GBit/s, cheaper ownership for consumers, proprietary plug dumped in favor of USB-C as Intel looks to reinvigorate tech.
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March 10, 2015

Douglas Adams 1: Apple Watch 0 (game in progress)

'Bling' for fashionistas and the B Ark lot. Apple Watch limps as the S1 SIP fails to offer convincing battery life. Silicon shortfall still dogs wearables.
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