Six years ago, we speculated about what would happen if Intel were to buy Altera. A year later, they did, and a lot of our speculation came true – Intel has leveraged Altera technology to defend their dominance of the data center, the FPGA market has changed direction, and the Altera culture has been largely assimilated into the … Read More → "If AMD Buys Xilinx"
When you want to unload some rusty old lawn furniture, you have a lot of choices. You can list them on eBay or Craigslist. You can put an ad in your local newspaper or Nextdoor.com, or post a few pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to see if you get any nibbles. Or just leave it out by the curb and wait for some … Read More → "ARM’s Sleight of Hand"
We first met Achronix back in 2004 and have been following them constantly for sixteen years now. We’ve seen the company go from a founder-funded startup developing revolutionary asynchronous FPGAs in New York using technology licensed from Cornell – to an innovative, successful, mature, Silicon Valley fabless semiconductor and IP company giving the likes of Intel and Xilinx constant trouble in the programmable logic market and staking … Read More → "Punching Above Their Weight, Achronix Beats the Odds"
“One man’s constant is another man’s variable.” – programmers’ wisdom
Most engineering firms have a CTO. The Chief Technical Officer sets the technical direction, guides the research, gives the engineers their marching orders, and in between lectures strokes his beard and thinks deeply technical thoughts.
But what does the CTO of … Read More → "Interview: RISC-V CTO Mark Himelstein"
In this week’s podcast, we are talking about embedded in-chip monitoring and lifecycle chip design challenges with Stephen Crosher and Oliver King from Moortec. We also take a closer look at a new breakthrough in data storage technology and why a team of researchers from Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Texas A&M believe that tiny slices of tungsten ditelluride may just hold the key to the evolution … Read More → "Advancing into FinFET"
“If the end of Moore’s Law is a wall, the first one to slam into it will be whoever was ahead.” — Me, today
Days after we published our “No More Nanometers” article discussing the perils and pitfalls of our arcane node-naming conventions, Intel made their quarterly earnings release … Read More → "Intel – Flourish or Flounder?"