An Industry Under Siege


The coronavirus is taking a big toll on the semiconductor industry's unquenchable thirst for new information. The longer it lasts, the more the industry will have to resort to technology — some new, some old — to continue moving forward. Over the past couple weeks, conferences and trade shows have been postponed or outright canceled. Synopsys, Cadence and Intel pulled out of DVCon at the... » read more

How Do Design And Verification Change In The IoT Age?


Where is the Internet of Things (IoT) on the hype curve? Are expectations too high, or is it really the next big thing? My recent trip to the Design Automation and Test Conference (DATE) in Dresden, Germany, did not give all the answers, but it definitely did shed some light for me on this topic. A very enthusiastic taxi driver took me back 25 years to the Nov. 9, 1989, the time when the Ber... » read more

System Design Enabling The Human Intranet


Against the always-impressive backdrop of the French Alps, DATE took place earlier this month in Grenoble. DATE has quietly transformed from a European version of DAC into a very interesting technical conference with some very high-caliber attendees. This year, I had the pleasure to participate as session chair for the design tools section, themed “Designing Electronics for the Internet of Th... » read more