Way, way back in my high school senior English class, I learned about the six critical components of a news story: who, what, when, where, why, and extent (5WE). Today’s story focuses on Intel’s expansive plans to retake the lead in the never-ending semiconductor race and primarily covers four of these critical story components: what, when, who, and why. Intel has announced that it plans … Read More → "Will 2024 Really Be Intel’s Year to Retake the Lead in Semiconductor Process Technology?"
I was just introduced to a company that has developed an affordable, clean, efficient way to separate out the isotopes of elements, including silicon and uranium. It was the potential for an isotopically pure form of silicon for use in both regular silicon chips and quantum computers that made my eyes open wide.
I’m constantly amazed by all the things I don’ … Read More → "Can Isotopically Pure Silicon Chips Switch 1,000X Faster?"
How about some analog design to start off your Friday? Celera CEO Pat Brockett and Celera COO Alberto Viviani join me this week to discuss the challenges of automating analog design, why there is a widespread need for custom analog chips, and how Celera is dramatically changing the face of analog chip design. Also this week, I investigate new sound-powered sensors and how these passive sound-sensitive sensors could save … Read More → "The World Needs Analog: How Celera is Changing the Future of Analog Design"
As I pen these words, only a few days remain until the start of the biggest, bestest, and most bodacious second annual Chiplet Summit, which is to be held 6-8 February 2024 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll doubtless say it again (actually, now I come to think about it, I’ve said “I’ve said it before, and I’ll doubtless say it again” before, and I’ll doubtless say it again; whatever you do, don’t get me rambling about recursion), I cannot help but don my frowny face when I think about those nefarious … Read More → "Designing MPU/MCU/SoC/AI Hardware? Are You Sure Your Security Features Are Secure?"
Over the past few months, I’ve waffled on (as is my wont) about various flavors (ooh, tasty) of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). On the menu were items like GitHub Copilot, which generates code (throwing in errors and security vulnerabilities for free), and Metabob from Metabob (can you spell “Zen”), which looks at the code generated by GitHub Copilot and takes the bugs and security vulnerabilities … Read More → "Generative AI Is Coming to the Edge!"