The Looming AI War

A recent spate of acquisitions and announcements in AI and machine learning is setting the stage for a colossal showdown across the tech industry. Among those vying for top spots are Samsung, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, each with a large enough revenue stream to support an M&A feeding frenzy and the sustained investments required to remain competitive. Consider the most recent a... » read more

Sometime More Is More And Less…

Anyone who has been reading this blog has already figured out that as an ex-system designer, I am a fan of intelligent IP subsystems, and in a couple of my previous posts I already talked about how they make design easier by distributing the overall complexity. The other day however, I found myself trying to describe to a non-semiconductor person why this move is good and what benefits it de... » read more