Monthly Archives: November 2011

Phase change challenges flash in memory

EE Times reports what looks to be a brekthrough in phase-change memory:  Samsung preps 8-Gbit phase-change memory. This is a 20nm process, and close to the density of NAND, but they note they are going after a moving target: The … Continue reading

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A Doom-agedon Stock Market Prediction

We are now in the midst of the bursting of the Big Government bubble, and the market is churning on EU debt fears. This Glimpse Into the Future of the Stock Market and Dollar takes a doom-agedon view of things, … Continue reading

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The DRAM Latency Problem and a Fix

Marc Greenberg of Cadence explains in an ARM TechCon Paper why DRAM Latency is Getting Worse: “The DDR core timing is staying relatively constant as measured in nanoseconds and thus is increasing when measured in clock cycles. The doubling of … Continue reading

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Learning Scala

If you’ve ever experienced the phenomenon where you pick up a new word and then noticed it used everywhere, I’m getting that sensation now, noticing Scala in places I hadn’t noticed. I’ve been learning the language Scala recently. No, it’s … Continue reading

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Tech-topia versus Doom-agedon

“Prediction is difficult, especially about the future” – Neils Bohr, Yogi Berra, and many others The future isn’t what it used to be. In more optimistic times, futuristic visions predicted a stairway of progress to the stars. This flavor of … Continue reading

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EDA, past and future

Twenty years ago today, I drove down from Illinois to Austin to start working at Motorola SPS in their design technology group. It was the start of a near twenty-year career in EDA (Electronic Design Automation) at Motorola, and then … Continue reading

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