Author Archives: Paul Dempsey

About Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey is editor-in-chief of Tech Design Forum and has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.
February 29, 2012

Technical Newsletter #1: Common Platform, Samsung, ARM, Cadence

Our first email newsletter previews next month's Common Platform Technology Forum 2012 and features exclusive interviews with senior staff at Samsung, ARM and Cadence Design Systems.
February 27, 2012

Synopsys verification IP launch has bite

Synopsys has rolled out its SystemVerilog-based verification IP portfolio for a bunch of interconnect standards – and built in support for all the three major verification methodologies.
February 23, 2012

ISSCC notebook – Back to the future

The International Solid State Circuits Conference is one of the most important technology shows, but you've gotta be careful in using it to cite market trends...
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February 20, 2012

A first look at CDN Live Silicon Valley

The CDN Live series of Cadence Design Systems user conferences begins with its Silicon Valley edition at San Jose's Doubletree Hotel on March 12-13.
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February 15, 2012

Common Platform sets US Technology Forum for Wednesday 14th March

The annual West Coast showcase for the IBM-Samsung-GLOBALFOUNDRIES foundry alliance will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
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February 15, 2012

Washington seeds market for unmanned aviation

Unmanned aerial vehicles have received a boost from a Senate vote, opening up opportunities for electronics designers.
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October 20, 2011

Mentor releases third gen Nucleus RTOS

Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) is already used in more than 2.3B handsets worldwide as well as a wide range of other markets and is now available in its third generation version. Key features of this release include: built-in power management that exploits hardware design techniques such as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling; […]

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October 18, 2011

One week to ARM TechCon

ARM’s annual west coast technical conference opens next Tuesday (October 25) and they’ve made some useful tweaks to how the three-day program will be presented. The first day is dedicated to chip design, while Wednesday and Thursday concentrate on software and systems, as well as modules and boards. For me, with ARM, the focus always […]

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October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs

Does Steve Jobs leave a legacy relevant to chip design? Well, he certainly leaves behind a lesson or two. This may not be a perfect distinction, but I think that what Jobs came quickly to understand, if not better then certainly more influentially than any other technology leader of our time, is the distinction between […]

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September 21, 2011

International Test Conference 2011 Anaheim Day Two

The International Test Conference got into full stride on Tuesday (September 20th) and inevitably the word you heard a lot was ‘bottleneck’. There’s no questioning the importance of test in terms of time-to-market and its an issue that splits two ways: technology and management. For a necessarily quick blog post, I’m going to set aside […]

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