The Perilous Path From Technology To Product

I spend a lot of my time talking to people about technology and about bringing technology products to market. Along the way I find myself regularly discussing three common dilemmas that technologists have, and in this post I wanted to share those with you. On to the three topics: 1) It’s not about technology. More correctly I should say it’s not just about technology. The trend set by... » read more

Blog Review: Oct. 30

Mentor’s Nazita Saye has stumbled on a phone that you can build yourself from various components. When something breaks, you simply change out what’s broken. Wasn’t that the concept behind the original Volkswagen Beetle? Cadence’s Brian Fuller launches into the discussion about 16nm headaches, including finFET parasitics, pin access and wire resistance. Looks like the transition to f... » read more

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By Neil Hand I’m not talking about how to make more environmentally friendly products, because let’s face it, the gadgets we love are monsters when it comes to environmental impact. I’m referring to the ideals of environmentalism and how those can be applied in a system-design context. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle This is the mantra you see everywhere and it maps very well into the system ... » read more