DAC 2013 from the showfloor

by Sebastien Mirolo on Fri, 14 Jun 2013

Last week the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC2013) was held in Austin Texas and, of course, fortylines was there. read more...

Fab or Fab-less, that is the question.

by Sebastien Mirolo on Sun, 31 Mar 2013

An recent article in USA Today, Why semiconductor ecosystem is more fragile than ever, triggered a lot of thinking inside fortylines. After all if our customers have trouble to manufacture their integrated circuits (ICs) we have a bigger problem on our hands than lowering the cost of innovation through cloud computing. read more...

Hot Chips 22

by Sebastien Mirolo on Thu, 26 Aug 2010

I attended the Hot Chips conference from August 23rd to August 24th at Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto. The temperature outside was definitely hot, the hottest days on record as a matter of fact. Inside the chips were also running hot with the presentation of gargantuan power consumption numbers. If you are interested in the press announcements, you can look into a good coverage of the IBM Z196 and the AMD Bulldozer. I will cover here the bits and pieces that were not written down in the slides and that I found personally interesting. read more...