In Part 1 of my soon-to-be-famous Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off mega-mini-series, we closed with my noting that much of what I know (or, at least, what I think I know) leads me to believe that life in one form or … Read More → "Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 2)!"
The proverb “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” was coined by Alexander Pope (1688-1744) in An Essay on Criticism (1711). If this sentiment is true, then I flatter myself that I’m a very dangerous individual indeed.
As an aside (we’re commencing on the asides early in this column … Read More → "I’ve Been Captivated by Compound Semiconductors"
Buried in Intel’s recent and somewhat dismal second-quarter 2022 financial results was a line item under “Non-GAAP adjustment or measure” that read: “Optane inventory impairment” for the sum of $559 million. Ouch. About 60 percent of the way through the “Forward-Looking Statements” section of the financial earnings statement is the phrase “the wind-down of our Intel Optane memory business.” Bye, bye Optane.
Move over off-the-shelf chips, bespoke silicon is coming your way! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Walt Hearn from Ansys joins me to discuss the rise of bespoke silicon, the need for open multi-physics platforms, collaboration in the EDA ecosystem, and more. Also this week, I investigate a new bacteria powered wearable device developed by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Spoiler Alert: … Read More → "One Size Does Not Fit All: The Rise of Bespoke Silicon"
From one perspective, I’m not very good in an argument because I can usually see both points of view. Oftentimes, if the argument is between two other persons, I can introduce a third way of looking at things that really gums up the works. Contrariwise, from another viewpoint, I can be great in an argument because—since I can usually find something with which I … Read More → "Retro-Futuristic-Steampunk Technologies (Part 1)"
I recently got the news that my friend Nick Tredennick had passed away in an accident on his property in the hills above Los Gatos, California. I’ve known Nick for nearly a quarter of a century, and he was one of those people who were larger than life. Nick was always upbeat and full of life. So with that in mind, I would like to … Read More → "Nick Tredennick: Requiem for a Heavyweight"