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2010
I'll admit it: I'm envious of TI's Gene Frantz. Not because of his technical contributions to DSP--well, maybe a little--but mostly because his status as Principal Fellow at TI, an elite group to which few are invited, has made him somewhat bulletproof at his company, a position we would all love to achieve.   Here's what I mean. As a preamble to his talk, "What to do with a billion transistors" at the Multicore Expo segment of ESC, Frantz was asked by seior management whether he was going ...
If pugilists enter a prizefight with too much respect for one another the spectators are likely to watch an event that resembles fisticuffs less than it does "Dancing with the Stars". That, unfortunately is what happened yesterday during the ESC's "No holds barred panel debate entitled "Standalone vs. Embedded Processors" with Clive Maxfield championing FPGAs and Jim Turley taking up the case of the standalone processor.   Amid the good natured jabs at one another and some witty repartee t ...

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