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A NASA spacecraft is keeping track of a dust storm on Mars that has spawned changes in the Martian atmosphere felt by two rovers on the planet's surface.
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Learn how to educate and protect your employees (and business) in today's information security threats.
A good security awareness training program will instill a sense of pride in ownership of your organization's data and resources.
Individuals taxpayers will give the IRS its biggest boost on April 15, so we should know what the government is doing with our money (but that doesn't mean we have to like it).
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"Thank you" can be an incredibly powerful pair of words, especially if the person you're thanking really needs to hear them, or isn't expecting them. In this short TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses over the power of saying thank you, and reminds us why we should say it--and ask to hear it--more often.
These two words are more powerful than you think. We could all stand to use them more often:
A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Ahead of the closure of Nokia-Microsoft deal before the end of April, a leaked letter in Finland shows that Nokia Oyj will be soon renamed as Microsoft Mobiles Oy.
In EDA arena we often find companies providing customization platforms along with the tools they offer to their customers. I admire such companies because they equip the end users of a tool to extend its functionality as they like according to their environment, thus increasing the designer productivity significantly. And I’m witness to some expert creative users of Cadence (http://www.semiwiki.com/cgi-bin/clickthru.pl?http://www.cadence.com/) tools, during my job at Cadence, who made very powerful customized tools based on the SKILL scripting. What reminded me about Cadence and SKILL is a nice video demo of Concept Engineering (http://www.semiwiki.com/cgi-bin/clickthru.pl?http://www.concept.de/) posted at EDA Direct (http://www.semiwiki.com/cgi-bin/clickthru.pl?http://www.edadirect.com/) website. Concept Engineering provides a versatile platform for visualizing a semiconductor design at all levels – RTL, block, gate, transistor and Spice; that helps in debugging a design to great extent. They provide customization platform based on Tcl/Tk scripting which can extend the functionality of these tools to a large extent as
The semiconductor design sizes, these days, can easily be of the order of several hundred millions of cells, adding into the complexity of verification. Amid ever growing design sizes, it’s a must that the timing verification is done accurately. Normally Static Timing Analysis (STA) is done to check whether all clocks and signals in the circuit at every stage are properly timed. While introducing hierarchy is inevitable in architecting such large semiconductor designs, every level of hierarchy leads to abstraction in timing, thus causing certain amount of loss in accuracy of timing. The EDA vendors are struggling hard to strike a balance between memory usage, run-time and accuracy of timing analysis by using different hierarchical methods of timing analysis; a flat design analysis can provide most accurate results as it runs through each leaf level cell and wires through it, but consumes large amount of memory and needs very long
I was at EDPS in Monterey the last couple of days. It is one of the most interesting conferences to attend. Go next year since you already missed it this year. It is not big but the quality of the content is high. Historically the dinner in the middle is in the Monterey Yacht Club and there is a keynote speech. A few years ago it was me but this year there were two upgrades. eSilicon sponsored the dinner so we got some free wine and better food, and Wally Rhines gave the keynote instead of me.Dan is going to blog about the keynote itself (which was also the keynote at U2U last week but I couldn't make it since I was at the GSA event and if I wasn't there I should have been at the SEMI event on Internet of Things...guys, you need to coordinate). But part of