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SiliconBlue Rolls Out 40-nm Low-Power FPGAs

To date winning a cell phone socket has been a bridge too far for FPGA vendors. Xilinx’s CoolRunner CPLDs have been successful there by adding glue logic, but FPGAs have long been too bulky, expensive, and power hungry to get … Continue reading

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MEMS Sensors Still Center Stage

I recently wrote an article for EE Times titled Sensors: More Than MEMS reviewing the recent Sensors Expo in Chicago. That wasn’t meant to diss MEMS sensors, which are where the action still is as a number of sensor vendors … Continue reading

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Otellini and Perlmutter Kick off IDF

Paul Otellini kicked off this year’s Intel Developer’s Forum (IDF) declaring, “Intel used to be a chip company…now we’re becoming a solutions provider.” Intel’s just the latest semicon firm to be forced to move up the food chain, offering more … Continue reading

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Out of a Job? Create One!

Despite all of the hullabaloo about health care reform, I propose that the number one problem we’re facing right now is jobs—rather, the lack of them. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in August was 9.7 … Continue reading

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