Posts Tagged ‘ isqed ’

Rising custom IC costs could eat into Apple’s nest egg

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

By Lou Covey, Editorial Director

It’s time to stop wondering what Apple is going to do with its cash reserve after it pays out dividends to stock holders.  If what Cadence’s Tom Beckley says about the next generation of chips holds true, Apples is going to need every dime to create the next generation of processors for the iPad and iPhone.

Beckley, senior vice president of R&D in the Cadence Custom IC group, was the keynote speaker at the 2012 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design in Santa Clara (ISQED) addressing “Taming the Challenges in Advance Node Design.”  …



ISQED Symposium

Feb 14th, 2012 | By

Title: ISQED Symposium
Location: Techmart Center, Santa Clara, California
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Description: The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)—the premier Electronic Design conference—bridges the gap between Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology,packaging, assembly & test to achieve design quality.
Start Date: 2012-03-19
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2012-03-21



The future of multicore and 3D approaches at ISQED

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

As multicore processor design hits power, memory and ILP walls with increasing frequency, the established methodology is pinning much hope on 3D heterogenous approaches.  Those efforts will be described in detail in a series of best practices tutorials at this year’s ISQED symposium March 19, in the Techmart Center in Santa Clara, California.

Brian Leibowitz of Rambus Inc. will review the key specifications of memory subsystems and evaluate the advantages and limitations of a variety of design techniques such as low swing signaling, resonant clocking, DVFS, and fast power state transitions, as well as those of emerging 3D packaging methods.…



Smart grid adoption may rest on electronic design

May 13th, 2011 | By

By Lou Covey

NewTechPress Editorial Director

The establishment of the smart grid is an inevitability, according to experts speaking at the Smart Power Grid Technology Conference, but depending on power utilities, government and “field of dreams marketing” will only delay it.  That’s why the latent industry needs the help of the electronic design community, according to speakers at the event put on by ISQED.

Edward Cazalet, CEO of the Cazalet Group, and Tom Tamarkin, CEO of EnergyCite, painted a picture, for 100+ design engineers at the fledgling conference, of an industry that is ready to spread …