Friday, September 16, 2011

Dilbert Channels Apple

Dilbert is poking fun at Apple Store training! Will this be the start of a series?

How does it apply to our world? "As it turns out, you can't get your data out of our EDA tool ..."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Twitter Primer

For several years, Synopsys has a group of folks participating in social media (blogging, tweeting, etc.). Why, they've even written a book about it!

If you've heard about Twitter but don't know what it's all about, here's their article to succinctly show you the answers: The Listening Post » Twitter Helps Engineers.

What tweets might you find related to EDA on Twitter? Here's a real-time display:

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Architecting for Asynchronous Designs

I've long been fascinated by asynchronous logic design (filed under "magic they don't teach you in school"). And a startup called Fulcrum was one of the more successful at commercializing designs based on these tecniques. Recently, Intel acquired Fulcrum. Here, Ron Wilson shares some insights into what applications the asynchronous style excels at, and how to compose the solution play into its strengths: What is Fulcrum's real leverage?.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Steve Jobs' Partner in Design

Ive Lasseter cropped Tech news has had a plethora of stories about Steve Jobs and Apple since Dear Leader announced he was stepping down as CEO.

The SF Chronicle has a nice profile of one of the less publicized but vitally important talents at Apple, the head of product design: Apple's product vision falls to Jonathan Ive.

Update: Perhaps the San Jose Mercury News follows my blog, because shortly after this post, the newspaper of Silicon Valley came out with their own profile of Mr. Ive, Apple's design wizard has not left the building - San Jose Mercury News.