What Ever Happened to ChipDesignMag.com

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My blogging career started out after an EDA lunch in Oregon circa 2008 where John Blyler invited me to setup my own blog at chipdesignmag.com, and I agreed to blog for free, not knowing that 13 years later that I … Continued

Another Company Speeds Up SPICE with a GPU

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Circuit designers know that SPICE circuit simulators use a large matrix to simultaneously solve for currents and voltages, taking small enough time steps to ensure convergence and simulation stability. The trouble is that using a general purpose CPU to make … Continued

Blog Updates for 2021

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We’re already into the new year, so it was about time that I updated my list of Semi and EDA vendors that I’ve blogged or consulted for, here’s what changed: Mentor became Siemens EDA Moortec acquired by Synopsys Methodics acquired … Continued

Merry Christmas 2020

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Send me your annual Holiday and New Years greetings, we could use some cheer during the pandemic, that’s for sure. 2019 2018 2017 2016 Team Maven Silicon wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas. #christmas #happychristmas #christmas2020 #festive #mavensilicon … Continued

Why use #SemiEDA on social media

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I joined Twitter in July 2009 because several other industry bloggers were also using Twitter to build awareness and drive traffic to their blogs, and am also active on LinkedIn. With Twitter there is a constant stream of information, some … Continued

Transcending RTL – At DAC This Year

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I first met Steve Hoover a few years ago online, then at a DAC. We both worked at Intel, so his startup company Redwood EDA caught my attention. I’ve watched over the decades as Verilog and VHDL grew up to … Continued

Merry Christmas 2019

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Celebrate Christmas and the New Year, so send me your greetings to be shared here annually. Happy New Years is here. 2018 2017 2016 2015