Lattice Semiconductor has hit their stride, smoothly executing the strategy they laid out a couple of years ago. In the wake of a failed acquisition, the company turned the page, re-focused, and set a course to make their FPGA technology accessible to a broad range of engineering teams designing high-value applications. It’s a solid strategy – bundling their devices with full-stack solutions including hardware, hardware and … Read More → "Lattice Powers-up Industry 4.0"
I keep waiting for hard disk drives to die off, but they just never do. Individual drives fail all the time, but the whole category of spinning platter storage has shown a remarkably resilient half-life. I guess Neil Young was right: Rust never sleeps.
The main alternative is solid-state disks (SSDs), and they’ve been getting better and cheaper, threatening … Read More → "The Secret Power Behind SSDs"
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate the analog data conundrum with Tom Doyle and Marcie Weinstein from Aspinity. We take a closer look at the power and data challenges of processing at the edge, what Aspinity’s new analog machine learning IC is all about, and the details of their new evaluation kits that utilize their analogML core. Also this week, I dig into the details … Read More → "The World According to Analog: Why Our Digital Futures Depend on Analog"
Do you recall my earlier column When Genetic Algorithms Meet Artificial Intelligence? This reflected my discovery that the chaps and chapesses at Algolux are using an evolutionary algorithm approach in their </ … Read More → "Cloud-Based Genetic Algorithms and Computer Vision Applications"
Science fiction is all about “what if.” What if there were no gravity? What if apes developed an advanced civilization after our own? What if we’re living in a computer simulation?
What if voice-activated gadgets used a lot less power? Would that change the way people use them, or make them more useful, or open up new applications? What … Read More → "Voice Activation Gets More Efficient"
For leading FPGA suppliers Xilinx and Intel (Altera), the secret to success has always been to beat the other. That’s how duopolies work. For everyone else wanting to wedge their way into the highly-competitive programmable logic market, common wisdom has always been to find a niche.
The niche strategy is more of a survival trick. Numerous companies have made … Read More → "Achronix Goes Head-to-Head"