It’s not often that I have the chance to introduce a new field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family, and even rarer that we get to greet a new FPGA vendor, so my cup runneth over because Renesas Electronics Corporation just leaped into the FPGA market with the announcement of a new line of very low-cost, very low-power, very interesting ForgeFPGA devices.
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We love firsts in this industry, despite the fact that “the first” anything doesn’t necessarily win the market. Sometimes the first to market does win. Sometimes it doesn’t. When it comes to microprocessors, there’s an ongoing battle to claim bragging rights on being the first. … Read More → "Which Was The First Microprocessor?"
September 11 is a somber day of remembrance in the United States for the terrible events that took place 20 years ago, but, this year, it was also a happy day to quietly remember ten significant Silicon Valley Milestones. Brian Berg organized an outdoor event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California to commemorate eleven IEEE Milestones that he helped to create.
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We are switching things up for our sixth installment of my new special edition series of our long-running Fish Fry podcast called “Makers Today!”, where we highlight the movers and shakers in the maker space. In this month’s episode, my guests are Katie Clubb and Richard Curtin from OKdo! Katie, Richard and I chat about OKdo’s mission to encourage inspiration with the Okdo Projects Hub, … Read More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! OKdo"