Sunday, December 01, 2013

O'Reilly Cyber Monday Deal: ALL E-Books 50% Off

This is the best deal of the year for O'Reilly's outstanding technical books, because it covers ALL their titles. One day only, December 2, 2013. Cyber Monday Sale

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

At Least EDA Isn't Up to 15

Q.v., HDL, Power Format, Library Format, Timing Model.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Big Changes at EE Times, Cadence Gets More Social

I'm sorry to see EE Times and its sister publications ending their print runs after many years. In my career, it was the original and most highly valued industry news source. It was a thrill to "qualify" for a subscription and receive the first issue addressed to me in my first job.

Several top media types have now landed at Cadence as they beef up their social media presence. The latest is former EE Times editor Brian Fuller, as announced in Right Turn on Seely Avenue -- A New Blog from Brian Fuller.

Both Synopsys and Cadence are making significant efforts in reaching social media, and it's interesting to see the different approaches. Synopsys has long been cultivating in-house talent and has first-mover advantage. Cadence has taken a shortcut by hiring top-notch journalists.

We can enjoy both perspectives, but certainly miss the more objective reporting formerly provided by third-party media.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Curate This!

At the dawn of time, a "blog" was short for Weblog -- primarily a way to share links of interest with like-minded people. To use one of the buzzwords of 2012, blogs were to "curate" web content.

Lately, I find myself doing more tweeting than blogging -- it's a quick and easy way to share links of interest. Here's a sample of what's happening in our "Semiconductor EDA" field, #semieda: