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Training as a Strategic Weapon

By Mike Gianfagna on August 24, 2017 from

In my last post, I discussed the topic of applying machine learning to the design of machine learning chips.  I pointed out that one can achieve significant improvements in schedule predictability, PPA compliance and an overall reduction in program risk if machine learning is applied to the right ... continue reading

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A Learning Machine for Machine Learning

By Mike Gianfagna on July 05, 2017 from

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hot. Many, many startups, exciting new applications and lots of venture money. The technology promises to change the world. Whether it’s autonomous vehicles, domestic robots or machines that replace doctors and lawyers, the implications are ... continue reading

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Historic FinFET/2.5D Firsts

By Mike Gianfagna on April 27, 2017 from

Recently, I had an opportunity to watch the Academy Award nominated movie “Hidden Figures.” If you’re a geek at heart, you need to see this movie. It chronicles the strong contributions of three black women to the NASA space program during the 1960s. The civil rights backstory of the movie is ... continue reading

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Advanced ASICs are a Team Sport

By Mike Gianfagna on February 23, 2017 from

The recent Super Bowl proved that a team with conviction and focus can do anything. This notion comes in handy when you think about the nearly impossible job of designing and manufacturing an advanced ASIC – in FinFET technologies, with an interposer, and multiple die, and never-before-proven ... continue reading