Olivier Coudert on June 25th, 2010

Apparently email is dead. That is what Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg claimed at the Nielsen Consumer 360 conference last week and what we wrote a brief report about earlier this week. Continue reading Why Facebook wants you to believe that “email is dead”

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Olivier Coudert on June 21st, 2010

No doubt that for the next two weeks you will find many DAC reports in blogs and corporate marketing websites. So I tried not to write yet another DAC report, with a long list of companies and products. Instead, I have chosen to share my absolutely non-exhaustive, completely biased view of DAC. I will then […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 11th, 2010

Xilinx announced that it signed a multi-year strategic licensing agreement to use Oasys’ synthesis. What does that mean for the FPGA and EDA community? Oasys’ product, RealTime Designer, is claimed to be 10x-60x faster than the competition. Among other things, it uses AIG-based optimization. This technology is best illustrated by UC Berkeley’s ABC synthesis: several […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 3rd, 2010

Another FPGA startup met the fate of so many others: Abound Logic is reported to have shut down this week, Wednesday June 2nd, 2010. Abound logic, previously known as M2000, was founded by three EDA veterans who had previously started Meta Systems. Meta Systems developed the industry’s first emulation system based on custom FPGAs, which […]

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