Olivier Coudert on December 29th, 2009

It is not quite yet the last day of the year, but two days to go is good enough to reflect on my recent blogging experience. I published my first post on September 14 of this year. Starting from scratch is always difficult, and starting a blog nowadays means you have to compete with millions […]

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Olivier Coudert on December 11th, 2009

Over the past week we heard good news from Xilinx and Altera, both raising their revenue targets for Q4CY09 (Q3FY10 and Q4FY09 respectively). Both of the FPGA giants are doing fine, and are poised to grow twice as fast as the semiconductor industry. The semiconductors companies are doing well too, with TI upping its Q4CY09 […]

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Olivier Coudert on December 2nd, 2009

Three research firms reported traffic to Twitter.com dropping between the month of September and October. According to these firms, the number of unique US visitors to the Twitter website went down […] Continue reading The truth about Twitter usage

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Olivier Coudert on November 24th, 2009

The last 10 days have been pretty interesting to follow in the fast moving world of Twitter. They showed a contrasting (or seemingly so) picture of where the super-hyped company is heading. Let us rewind the last few events […] Continue reading Twitter sure is a rollercoaster, but going up or down?

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Olivier Coudert on November 6th, 2009

ICCAD’09 was a fairly good vintage. It started Monday morning with an excellent keynote from Hamid Pirahesh about cloud computing. The same day in the afternoon, a more EDA-focused discussion was initiated by Jim Hogan and Paul McLellan (slides can be found here), asking the question “What EDA needs to change for 2020 success?” Paul […]

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Olivier Coudert on November 1st, 2009

Lots has been written and hyped about Twitter since its creation three years ago. Twitter has been touted as the fastest growing social network (19% of U.S. Internet users tweet), and a communication medium with still unforeseen capabilities. The company […] Continue reading What is Twitter’s next step?

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Olivier Coudert on October 30th, 2009

Last week I wrote a post discussing Xilinx and Altera Q3’09 results, and I mentioned Xilinx’ operation margin consistently trailing Altera’s by 3-4%. I had a few emails regarding that gap, and why that gap would be closed eventually. Let me address this topic with this post. Comparing the yearly fiscal exercises directly would be […]

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