Frontloading CFD-Required Technologies


Today, manufacturing product design cycles need to get shorter and shorter as either new or increased numbers of products get to the market faster. In the automotive industry for example, with either facelifts to existing car models, or the next generation of the model appearing almost every 3-4 years, and an increasing number of new models appearing on the market, the demand on engineering des... » read more

Automation: When Should We Stop?


Automating tasks has become quite popular. Driver assist is a good example. So is any machine learning application. You may have noticed that you can now get deliveries in less than 24 hours on Amazon. There is huge automation behind that service. So the question becomes, when is enough, enough? When does automation hit the law of diminishing return? When does this all become “creeping featur... » read more

Semiconductor Self-Service: The Next Wave


The Internet is a marvelous invention. We all know it can bring a universe of human knowledge to our desktop. Thanks to some clever technology produced by some very successful companies, you also can browse all this information in real time, learning and discovering all the way. This ability to learn and discover is particularly interesting from a business perspective. It has created a truly... » read more

Blog Review: March 19


ARM’s Diya Soubra has discovered an interesting term in relation to the Internet of Things: Compound Applications. Will that make the IoT more compelling? Mentor’s Colin Walls points to some less obvious reasons for choosing a processor. No. 4 on his list is particularly noteworthy. Synopsys’ Mick Posner has some thoughts about wearable computing prototypes. Check out the top pho... » read more