On October 3, CEO Pat Gelsinger announced Intel’s plan to spin out the company’s Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) – the group that was once known as independent FPGA maker Altera – into an independently operated company. Gelsinger’s explanation for why Intel is spinning PSG back out into an independent company is that he’s unlocking shareholder value. He said that PSG had underperformed under Intel’s management … Read More → "Intel plans to spin off FPGA group as an independent company nine years after buying Altera"
By 1963, Edward Keonjian had earned a PhD in electrical (radio) communications in the USSR, survived World War II and the siege of Leningrad, escaped a Nazi slave labor camp with his family, emigrated to the US, learned English, worked menial jobs until he could re-establish himself as an electrical engineer, pioneered transistor applications and co-authored the first book on that topic at General Electric during the … Read More → "Edward Keonjian: The High-IQ, Armenian-American Forrest Gump of Microelectronics, Part 5"
Did you ever see the Doctor Who episode “Vincent and the Doctor”? This starts with the Doctor and his companion, Amy, visiting a Vincent van Gogh exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. When they spot an alien creature in one of Vincent’s paintings, they travel back in time to find out what’s happening and sort things out.< … Read More → "Boosting the Efficiency and Performance of Silicon Chips with a Special Epitaxial Layer"
The launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, was a red flag to the US government. It signaled the USSR’s development of ICBMs that could deliver nuclear weapons across oceans. In response, the US government ramped up its own ICBM program with the completion of the Atlas and development of the Titan missile systems. American Bosch Arma benefitted from those programs by winning … Read More → "Edward Keonjian: The High-IQ, Armenian-American Forrest Gump of Microelectronics, Part 4"
Let’s talk about Chassis Platforms! In my Fish Fry podcast this week, Justin Moll (Pixus Technologies) joins me to discuss the roles that MOSA, SOSA and NO-SA play in chassis platform development for military and rugged applications. We discuss the challenges and key elements of MOSA, SOSA, and NO-SA and the benefits all three can bring to military and rugged designs.
I love the smell of fresh chiplets in the morning, but I bet you hear that all the time these days. As you may recall, rather than creating a semiconductor device as a single humongous piece of silicon, the latest and greatest alternative is to take multiple dice, mount them on a common substrate, and present everything in a single package, which may be referred to … Read More → "Is This the Ultimate Chiplet Interconnect Technology?"