To quote a famous Scotsman, it’s a great day for America, everybody! The semiconductor industry’s Q1 results are in, and they’re good. Really good. The world’s top chipmakers collectively grew by 21% compared to this time a year ago. That’s a huge increase, especially given how large these companies were already. You try growing a billion-dollar business by twenty percent sometime. </ … Read More → "Growth Everywhere but at Intel"
Ready, Aim, Digitize! In this week’s podcast, we start things off by taking a closer look at the world’s first digital fiber fabric developed at MIT. We investigate how this new digital fiber is able to collect and store data and the role AI plays in how it is able to process that data as … Read More → "The Digital Thread: The Advancement of Digital Backbones and the World’s First Digital Fiber Fabric"
It’s a funny old life when you come to think about it. You never know when something is going to spring up to surprise and delight you or to bite you on the a…sk no questions. As a “surprise and delight” example, I recently received a request to give the keynote presentation at the FPGA Forum in Read More → "Modus Toolbox ML, TinyML, and the AIoT"
All modern x86 processors can handle task switching automatically in hardware. That’s one of their nice features. That doesn’t prevent you from coding up your own custom tasking mechanism – Microsoft Windows does – but unless you’re aiming for some specific implementation, there’ … Read More → "How to Handle x86 Inter-Task Communication"
Just over three years ago, Victor Peng took the helm as CEO at Xilinx upon the retirement of Moshe Gavrielov. The management transition marked the beginning of a new era at the company, as Peng began to transform the world’s largest programmable logic company into something with broader market reach and increased potential for growth.
In 2018, a few weeks … Read More → "Xilinx Turns a Page"
It was the best of DRAM access times, it was the worst of DRAM access times…
Do hybrid devices combine the best of two technologies, or the worst? Is a Toyota Prius a great leap forward, or just a small gas-powered car lugging around a heavy battery in its trunk? Peanut butter and chocolate, or floor wax and dessert topping? </ … Read More → "Dynamic Flash the Next Big Thing?"