Moore’s Law said that we could double the number of transistors on an integrated circuit every two years. But there were a lot of variables in that equation. For example, the industry has always assumed that an “integrated circuit” was a single, 2D monolithic silicon chip. But Moore’s Law didn’t make that distinction. It also didn’t specify an area for the silicon … Read More → "Intel FOVEROS 3D Packaging"
There’s a big change coming in the automotive world. “Duh,” you say? “Um, hello! Self-driving!” you insist? Well, yes, that too, but that’s not the change I’m talking about. This change applies whether self-driving ever happens or not.
It’s electrification. Drive-by-wire. As we alluded to Read More → "Putting Strays in their Place"
Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.” —Ginni Rometty
Artificial intelligence takes center stage in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. Ron Lowman (Synopsys – Author ofRead More → "Architecting Inference"
Every once in a while, I find it refreshing and stimulating to stop thinking about circuits and to ponder where we will get all of the electricity to power those circuits in the coming years. During a recent trip to the big island in Hawaii, I got a reminder. My wife and I visited NELHA, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, located between the ocean … Read More → "Extracting Power from Seawater without Nuclear Fusion"
“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four
Three engineers are sitting in a rowboat. None of them has any nautical experience or navigational instruments.
As hope for rescue fades, and with no other ships in sight, they pass the time discussing their careers (as … Read More → "The Old Man and the C Debugger"
OK – quiz time: what do you think the top three upcoming applications for semiconductors are going to be?
If one of the categories you named wasn’t “automotive,” then you’re not doing your part in the echo chamber. (And you didn’t read the title carefully.) Everyone knows that Christmas is coming to the electronics world as cars convert … Read More → "Will Cars Be a MEMS Sensor Bonanza?"